Department of Earth Sciences
The Department of Earth Sciences offers comprehensive programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology, Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies, and Geology. We also offer a program for earning a Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, with an option in Environmental Geology, and a Bachelor of Science in Education in Earth Science with a teaching certification in Earth and Space Science. In 2012 the Department launched a Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications with specializations in Weather Intelligence and Risk Management, Climate Science Applications, Geoinformatics, and Environmental Systems Management.
Students Return from Texas after Air Quality Project
Thirteen students and Dr. Richard Clark spent September on a spit of land that juts out into Trinity Bay east of Houston, TX studying air pollution in the regional air shed. Houston was the third location where a comprehensive suite of measurements was carried out in conjunction with the NASA project, DISCOVER-AQ; Edgewood, MD in 2011, and Central Valley, CA in January-February 2013 round out the other two. Millersville was one of six organizations conducting atmospheric chemistry research at Smith Point, TX. Other investigators were strategically distributed across the Houston area, including Ellington, TX, the base or the NASA P3B aircraft.
Millersville University Becomes UCAR full member
In 1991, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) created the Academic Affiliates Program (AAP) to provide a mechanism for participation for non-Ph.D. granting institutions offering programs in atmospheric and related science. Millersville University was a founding member of the AAP and has remained an active member in good standing for the past 22 years, with our faculty serving in leadership positions in the organization as members and chairs of governing committees, including as member of the UCAR Board of Trustees. Our level of involvement in UCAR has been at a level equal to that or exceeding many of the most active Ph.D. granting institutions. Yet, the AAP institutions had no voting power within UCAR and our presence was not necessary for a quorum. All this changed on 9 OCT 2013 when, as part of an ongoing effort by many within the organization, full members and AAP members alike, passed by two-thirds majority a change in the bylaws in favor of a unified membership. As regular members, the former AAP institutions will now enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Ph.D. granting members, most notably the right to a vote, but more importantly, the deserved recognition that we are equal partners in the UCAR community.
Ocean Science Club students is helping in the cleanup of the beaches and planting trees near the MSC.
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- MU Meteorology to Participate in Lake Effect Snow Study
- President Anderson Signs Climate Commitment
- Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
- Van Allen Probes Discover a New Radiation Belt
- Moon-forming Impact Theory Rescued
- National Science Foundation Dedicates Wyoming Supercomputing Center
- TED video - "Let's Begin Preparing for Our New Climate"
- Advancing toward a Weather-Ready Nation
Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302