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The Department of Geosciences: A Leader in Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences was established in 1969 and is working to build upon its legacy of recruiting and retaining the very best scientists and students in their fields. The GeoDiscoveries Fund was created in early 2020 with the help of Geosciences alumni and friends to maintain the department's position at the forefront of science by equipping our faculty and researchers with cutting-edge technology. 

What Is the GeoDiscoveries Fund?

The GeoDiscoveries Fund allows the department to continue offering experiential and interdisciplinary educational opportunities to the next generation of geoscientists by providing access to state-of-the-art laboratories.

Your gift will also provide cutting-edge instrumentation and equipment for our faculty and researchers, as well as the imperative maintenance of these technologies. With cutting-edge equipment and technology, geoscientists can make impactful scientific discoveries that benefit the worldwide scientific community, teach and train the next generation of geoscientists and provide invaluable research opportunities to students.

A Positive Impact on Geosciences Students and Faculty

As a supporter of this project, your donation to the GeoDiscoveries Fund will impact faculty and students in the following ways:

  1. Cutting-edge technology will improve laboratory capabilities and allow for increased faculty and student research productivity
  2. New technologies will enhance education and training in areas such as big data and machine learning
  3. Increase inclusion in research and foster interdisciplinary collaborations within the Department of Geosciences using new technologies

Donations to the GeoDiscoveries Fund will have an immediate impact on our students, researchers and faculty, and will provide vital support to our department. Please join us in making a gift of any size today!

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The Department of Geosciences currently houses 16 different laboratories specializing in over 24 areas of research! Supporters of the GeoDiscoveries Fund will help these laboratories continue their cutting-edge research.



The Department of Geosciences has been at the forefront of science for 52 years! Our department was formed in 1969 when the Geochronology Department merged with the Geology Department. Supporters of this fund will allow the department to continue its research into the future and beyond!



The Department of Geosciences is currently ranked #11 in Geochemistry, #8 in Earth Sciences, and #3 in Geology by the US News & World Report. Our faculty, researchers, and students work with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation that allow them to make discoveries that impact the worldwide scientific community.



We currently have 259 students within the department, including 64 graduate students and 195 undergraduate students. Supporters of the GeoDiscoveries Fund will enable our faculty to train the next generation of geoscientists by providing our students with invaluable research opportunities.



In its first year, the GeoDiscoveries Fund will help to fund 2 $7,000 projects that foster interdisciplinary collaboration, use cutting-edge technology, and enhance technological training. Supporters of this fund will be able to read about the impacts of these projects in the 2021 Summer Newsletter.



Many of the department's laboratories and research facilities are housed in the Gould-Simpson Building which was completed in 1985. Our laboratories, including the Arizona LaserChron Center, Arizona Noble Gas Laboratory, and Organic Geochemistry Laboratory, are among the best laboratories in the world. Supporters of this fund will help our faculty to maintain equipment and instrumentation that is essential to their research.

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