Earth & Environmental Sciences at Rensselaer

The past 15 years have been exciting, as new understanding of the interconnectedness among air, water, and solid Earth has come into sharper focus. We address key topics ranging from environmental contaminants in local waterways to the evolution of our planet.

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    B.S. Environmental Sciences

    Understand the ecological and cultural systems supporting all life on earth.

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    Ph.D in Geology

    Use techniques ranging from seismological and satellite-tracking investigations of crustal motions to state-of-the-art geochemical instruments.

News

Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015. 

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Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

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Nature Geoscience today featured news of a climate board game and downloadable teaching module developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and faculty in collaboration with Troy High School. 

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The Jefferson Project at Lake George  - an ambitious research project using Big Data and analytics technology - is entering a new phase of data capture and analysis. 

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New research from an international team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has uncovered the mystery of why large Triassic dinosaurs took more than 30 million years to populate the tropics. 

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Contact Information

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, 1W19
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180