The Earth Science Program offers a variety of courses and programs, which include climatology, geology, geospatial analysis, hydrogeology, environmental geology, meteorology, paleontology, physical geography, space and earth sciences. Undergraduate and Master's degrees and certificates are available, as well as teacher certification.
New -- SUMMER COURSES FOR 2013:
- Dr Schulmeister's research on artificial recharge to groundwater in Thailand was featured on the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources' Department of Ground Water Resources website.
- The Earth Science Deptartment helped make this year's Emporia Area Regional Science and Engineering Fair (grades 4-12) a success. Winners are posted at: http://www.emporia.edu/physci/sciencefair . Next year's science fair will take place on Feburary 22nd. Plan ahead, and join the fun.
|Marie Barlow was one of nine ESU undergrads selected to present her research project at the State Capitol in Topeka. Her research on the impact of drought on the Neosho River aquifer was also funded by ESU’s Undergraduate Research Program (ESURP).|
Congratulations to recent award-winning undergrads, Megan Sprague and Jacob Petty!
Megan is one of this year’s recipients of The Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City student scholarship. She received the award at this year’s Gem and Mineral Show in Kansas City. ESU senior, Dustin Burghart won the same award last year.
Jake won the Best Undergraduate Presentation Award at this year’s Water and the Future of Kansas conference. Jake’s presentation, entitled “Agricultural Contaminants and Stream-aquifer Interaction in the Upper Neosho River, a Mid-continent River” is part of a senior thesis he is completing with Dr. Schulmeister. It was funded by ESU’s Undergraduate Research Program (ESURP).
Career Opportunities in Earth Science
Excellent career opportunties exist at both the B.S. and M.S. levels for professional employment in the earth sciences. In recent years students have found appropriate positions in teaching, governmental agencies, and private companies. Potential annual salaries range from around $20,000 for B.S. entry-level positions to more than $50,000 for M.S. students with work experience. Interdisciplinary science backgrounds combined with computer expertise, strong communication skills, and/or international experience are highly sought after in the commercial marketplace. Several earth-science hot job tracks have been highlighted by U.S. News and World Report in recent years.
Geoscience careers and employers from the American Geological Institute.