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Q&A with Michael Taylor, professor of geology

LAWRENCE — A group of geology graduate students recently traveled to Nepal — home to eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains — to explore compelling research questions about how these landforms change over time.

KGS Scientist, Partners Reveive NSF Funding to Expand Program to Reduce Barriers in STEM Occupations

LAWRENCE — A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand the reach of a program designed to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers that individuals face when entering STEM occupations.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientists Collaborate on Project to Identify Unmarked Graves in Local Cemetary

LAWRENCE — A joint project of the Kansas Geological Survey, Douglas County Historical Society’s Oak Hill Cemetery Program Committee and Watkins Museum of History aims to uncover and memorialize the stories of hundreds of people interred in Oak Hill Cemetery’s potter’s field from the 1860s through

For 100 years, KU’s Colorado field station provides geology students with valuable hands-on experience

Every year, KU Geology students take part in a century-long tradition – learning geology in a remote, mountainous area 35 miles north of Cañon City, Colorado. 

Kansas Geological Survey Scientist Receives Early Career Award

LAWRENCE — Sam Zipper, assistant scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the 2022 recipient of the Kohout Early Career Award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America, nominated for his work to help understand and impr

$2 million gift supports KU Geology Field Camp, Scholarships

LAWRENCE — Generations of University of Kansas students have roamed the rocks at the KU Geology Field Camp in Cañon City, Colorado. And because of the fond memories of a geology alumnus, generations more will experience the camp’s unique, indelible learning environment.  

Kansas Geological Survey Project Aims to Help Agricultural Communities Prepare for Risks of Climate Change in the Kansas River Basin and Eastern Great Plains

LAWRENCE — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential risks posed by a changing climate in the futu

Students win awards at online Undergraduate Research Symposium

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of its 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event took place online this year and went live April 24.

Pioneering study of LGBTQ experience in the geosciences finds difficulties, dangers in fieldwork

Ambitious project spanning 5 states, 8 institutions will focus on intermittent streams

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