Geology and Environmental Earth Science
Miami 's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science is located in Shideler Hall. It consists of 13 faculty members, three technical staff members, two support staff members, 125 undergraduate majors and 37 graduate students. The undergraduate and graduate curricula offer many classroom and field opportunities for majors and non-majors, including our summer field program at our Field Station in Dubois, Wyoming.
The Department maintains active research programs in geomicrobiology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperature geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy and crystallography, mineral surface geochemistry, paleobiology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.
The Department occupies approximately 19,000 square feet of space in Shideler Hall, a three-story building shared with the Department of Geography. Shideler Hall houses research laboratories for the investigation of a variety of earth materials and processes. Many of these laboratories support material preparation and analysis using departmental instrumentation.