Studying the earth to make a difference

The Geology Department at Earlham College is committed to understanding and examining the Earth and its environments. We study issues as diverse as mountain building, soil degradation, coastal morphology and resource exploitation. Geology students and faculty work together on problems of mineral, energy and water resources; and on geological hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. These modern-day phenomena are part of discussions as vast as Earth’s history and the saga of early life. Students develop the tools and thinking skills to lead them through a lifetime of learning about and changing the world in which we live.

Geology Earlhamites in Action

Alvaro Puente
Rock Solid

Alvaro Puente ’11,has put both Geology and Physics into practice as a staff geologist for Geologic Services & Consultants, Inc., an environmental geology consulting company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Katherine Sorrows
Place-Based Education

Geology major Katherine Sorrows ’17 says she sets her ambition toward anything that catches her interest. During her first year at Earlham, several things have caught her interest.

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Lyndsey Tu
Exploring geological history

The rich geological history of Richmond, Indiana, has provided the perfect environment for Lyndsey Tu ’14 to pursue her love for geology and her service work in the Richmond community. Tu transferred to Earlham as a sophomore, drawn to the academic and social community on campus.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
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