Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Mar 29, 2019
Wright State University will recognize select staff and faculty members for their vital contributions to the university with the Awards for Excellence ceremony April 2.
Mar 24, 2019
Suzanne Semones is a mentor to the students, staff and faculty of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Mar 13, 2019
Alison Agather, who earned her Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Wright State in December, helps to identify emerging issues in the Arctic as a fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Jan 25, 2019

The College of Science and Mathematics is pleased to announce that Chad Hammerschmidt, PhD, has been appointed Department Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences on January 1, 2019.

Dr. Hammerschmidt's research is focused on developing a quantitative understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical mechanisms and processes that affect the transport, transformation, and fate of mercury and other trace metals in watersheds, coastal and pelagic marine systems, and the...

Dec 19, 2018
From excavating an abandoned town to fighting viral infections to restoring a prairie, Wright State University faculty and students are undertaking numerous and important research endeavors.
Nov 6, 2018
Wright State grad Sara Toms-Bergquist turned her love of geology into a career as a park ranger.
Sep 28, 2018
Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain.
Aug 2, 2018
Students and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences turned land off University Drive between the Nutter Center parking and Mini University into a prairie.
May 31, 2018

As a first generation college student, Allison Savoie, known as Ally by most, started her undergraduate program with a clear vision of her future. That is to become a professor to teach and do research. And she immediately took the initiative to make that happen.

As a sophomore she volunteered in the Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) laboratory of assistant professor Silvia Newell, PhD, and quickly progressed to conducting her own research. Newell commented, "Ally is committed...

May 17, 2018
2015 Wright State graduate Elizabeth Freeman works as a geologist at a gold mine near Juneau, Alaska.


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