Geology

GVSU faculty member recognized as a top public university educator

Stephen Mattox, professor of geology, received the Michigan Association of State Universities� Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award.

Oct 14, 2020


GVSU researchers take samples along length of Grand River to assess its health

Peter Wampler, professor of geology, led the project that is part of the Making Waves initiative.

Jul 9, 2020


Making Waves will help sponsor virtual event about Grand River conservation, resiliency

Making Waves is one of the sponsors of the 17th annual Grand River Spring Forum, presented virtually Friday, May 8, and featuring area water and conservation experts discussing the health and resiliency of the waterway.

May 6, 2020


Geology faculty member creates map of U.S. that traces COVID-19 spread

The multitude of numbers related to COVID-19 -- cases, deaths, recoveries, hot spots -- can be overwhelming, even for a researcher.

Apr 23, 2020


'Big Splash Week' kicks off Making Waves About Water initiative

Highlighting Grand Valley's special relationship with water is at the heart of the campuswide Making Waves About Water initiative. The two-year initiative has goals of exploring how water impacts daily living, its challenges and how it also defines the university in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan.

Sep 9, 2019


Geology faculty member studying climate change through National Science Foundation grant

A Grand Valley faculty member is part of a team of researchers receiving a National Science Foundation grant to study climate change by examining warm climates in the geologic past.

Jul 10, 2019


Alumnus leads geology efforts for State of Michigan

Adam Wygant, '93, holds a key position in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

Jul 8, 2019


Annual Community Field Day highlights what shines in nature

The annual celebration of outdoor activities that connects Grand Valley and the Allendale community continued this year with an exploration of the moon and the stars, glowing rocks and one of the best things about summer, fireflies.

Jun 25, 2019


Mammoth and mastodon fossils on loan from public museum

The Department of Geology has acquired mammoth and mastodon pieces on loan from the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The pieces include a skeletal foot, lower jaw and tusk, which are on display in a case outside room 130 in Padnos Hall of Science.

Apr 3, 2019


Students, faculty spread Laker Effect in Haiti through service projects

Eleven students from various majors traveled to Haiti this summer on a service-learning trip. During the study abroad expedition, the students distributed 150 water filter systems, led art workshops, taught motor skills activities, and explored the rich history and culture of Haiti.

Jul 18, 2018