Jay Bridgeman, 2012 graduate from EES, spent the summer working on an internship with the US Geological Survey western region branch in Menlo Park, CA. He worked with the geophysics unit investigating mineral and geothermal potential in several locations in Nevada, California and Oregon. Jay worked with several geophysical techniques including gravity, magnetic, paleomagnetic and [...]
Amy Williams (2007) was recently awarded a prestigious NASA Fellowship, awarded to only 14 students in the country. The fellowship will fund the completion of Amy’s Ph.D. degree at the University of California – Davis. Amy’s research focuses on the characterization of microbial processes in pyrite weathering in dry environments that are relevant to [...]
The department of Earth and Environmental sciences is excited to announce that we are now on Facebook. If this doesn’t excite you, then hear this – Dr. Garihan now has a Facebook page too. If you don’t believe me, go and search. Well, we have posted lots of photos from the good old days [...]
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid or comet nucleus collided with Earth at the present mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The product of this environmental catastrophe, known as the Chesapeake Bay impact structure, is now concealed beneath sediments on the Atlantic continental margin. This 53-mile-wide feature is one of Earth’s largest and best-preserved examples of [...]
The department congratulates our very own TJ Fleming (Class of 2010) for the publication of his first book – The Good House. This book is TJ’s reflections on the topics of nature, conservation, design principles, green culture, environmental movement, public perceptions, challenges ahead, and some solutions to current problems. TJ also has an art studio [...]
We are working hard to find as many ways as possible to connect and keep in touch with our students, alumni, and friends. Over the years, our collection of videos and photographs from field trips and study away trips have been growing, and we have launched our own video streaming channel on YouTube to share [...]
Furman’s presidential inauguration was held during homecoming Friday. Jay Kalbas, TJ Fleming, Jeff Hennessey, Michael Needham, Lizzy Lott, and Tyler Rubright are among some of our alumni and friends that stopped by.
They got married on September 5, 2010. Congratulations Tim and Claire!
Tim is completing Masters degree in Geology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. Tim’s Web Page
Amy Williams, class of 2007, is the lead author of a paper just published in the Journal of Hydrology:
Williams, A.J., C.B. Andersen, and G.P. Lewis, 2009, Evaluating the effects of sample processing treatments on alkalinity measurements, Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.09.007 Brannon Andersen and Greg Lewis (Biology) are the co-authors.
The paper is [...]
Well, it’s been over a year since I left the "Furman Bubble" and I certainly miss it! I am working as a Graduate Environmental Scientist for URS Corporation in the Philadelphia suburbs. I currently split my time between field work and office work, which I love. A typical day in the office may include anything [...]