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Sep
17
2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019) – Steven L. Forman, Ph.D., professor of geosciences and director of the Geoluminescence Dating Research Laboratory at Baylor University, will receive the international Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America, becoming only the 21st scientist to receive the award. The GSA will present Forman with the award during the organization’s meeting Sept. 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sep
12
2019
The Baylor University Department of Geosciences seeks a dynamic scholar in hydrology and surface processes beginning August 2020.
Aug
16
2019
Congratulations to Wynne Casteel and Will Brewer who were awarded scholarships from Groundwater Foundation through the Len Assante Scholarship Program.
Jul
17
2019
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.
Jun
24
2019
The Geosciences Department extends thoughts a prayers to the family and friends of Benjamin R. Man who passed away on May 23rd.
Jun
24
2019
The Geosciences Department is sad to announce the passing of alumni, Duncan Brooks on June 12th. Our thoughts and prayers are with Duncan's family and friends during this difficult time.
Jun
13
2019
The massive find promises to help scientists better understand how all rocky bodies—including our own planet—came to be.
Jun
13
2019
Discovery may contain metal from asteroid crash, Baylor University researcher says.
May
14
2019
On May 1, I had the privilege of helping recognize our 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students. Six students received Outstanding Graduate Instructor Awards and three students received Outstanding Dissertation Awards. I asked each of the students to speak about their graduate journey as well as a faculty member (either graduate program director or faculty mentor) to speak about the research and teaching success of each student.
May
9
2019
Congratulations to Department of Geosciences PhD graduate Dr. Logan Wiest! He won the won the 2019 Baylor Graduate School Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences for his dissertation “Taphonomic and Mass-Extinction Research from an Ichnological Perspective.
May
9
2019
Millions of years before anyone lived here, nature conditioned Waco as a major crossroads. Dr. Joe Yelderman of Baylor’s Department of Geosciences tells us how geology and natural history played a role in shaping Waco.
Mar
19
2019
We have two big TEAM accomplishments to report for our graduate and undergraduate programs.
Jan
16
2019
Congratulations to Baylor University Department of Geosciences PhD student Dylan Jiang!
Nov
26
2018
The Baylor Geosciences Department is sad to report the passing of alumnus Bradley Ray (BS, 1979) on October 10th.
Oct
30
2018
Researchers believe artifacts unearthed near Salado may be the oldest of their kind in North America.
Oct
29
2018
SALADO, Texas — An archeological site near Salado contains a record of human habitation spanning the last 16,000 years. Researchers found carved stone, similar to arrowheads, which could be from as far back as 15,500 years ago.
Oct
26
2018
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Harold Beaver, former Chairman of the department.
Oct
23
2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Upward of 20 mammoths may have succumbed to disease from a poop-infested watering hole in Waco, Texas, during a severe drought in the last ice age. The new findings counter a past interpretation of this mammoth graveyard that suggested the animals died in a flood.
Jun
20
2018
Congratulations to Baylor University Department of Geosciences PhD student Bart Yeates!‬
May
30
2018
The Baylor Geosciences Department is sad to report the passing of alumnus Dwayne Crumpler (MS, 1989) on Sunday, May 27th.
Mar
26
2018
The Geosciences department will host Dr. Daniel P. Shrag from the Harvard University Center for the Environment for a lecture on Thursday April 5th at 6:30 pm in room D110 in the Baylor Sciences Building.
Mar
6
2018
The Geosciences department is saddened to report that alumni Greg Hild (MS ’85) passed away in December 2017 from esophageal cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Feb
12
2018
Researchers from Baylor University challenge the claim of earliest archaeological evidence of peopling of the Americas.
Jan
19
2018
The department is sad to report that Dr. William G. (Bill) Brown, Professor Emeritus, passed away on Wednesday, January 17th at the age of 83.
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