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In the heart of a dynamic geologic environment

Geology is the study of Earth and other planetary bodies; their composition, structure, and evolution. The Portland State University Geology Department excels at both teaching and research, partnering with local businesses, government, regional universities and K-12 schools. We are situated in the Pacific Northwest, a dynamic geologic environment. We capitalize on our unique location and the diversity of our faculty and student body. 

Upcoming events

Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/14/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 14th at 4:00 pm “How Will Climate Change Impact Water Management and Rating Curves for…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-15 23:00:00 2021-04-14 05:25:23 Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/14/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 14th at 4:00 pm “How Will Climate Change Impact Water Management and Rating Curves for Columbia River Dams?” Ben Zelinsky, Bonneville Power Administration     This is a virtual event held on Zoom: Meeting ID: 929 4486 8945 Password: SeminarWRS geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/21/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 21st at 4:00 pm. “Environmental Justice and Urban Innovation" Dr. Elizabeth Mack, Michigan…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-21 23:00:00 2021-04-14 05:25:23 Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/21/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 21st at 4:00 pm. “Environmental Justice and Urban Innovation" Dr. Elizabeth Mack, Michigan State University Elizabeth Mack is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University where she teaches courses in economic geography. Dr. Mack's research program evaluates the impact of emerging technologies on the development trajectory of regional economies. This research program includes broadband infrastructure deployment policy issues as well as the impacts of broadband on business location. Recently, Dr. Mack’s work is focused on understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems, water affordability, and spatial data uncertainty. This is a virtual event held on Zoom: Meeting ID: 929 4486 8945 Password: SeminarWRS geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/28/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 28th at 4:00 pm. “Modeling the Effects of Projected Climate Change on Hydrology in the…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-28 23:00:00 2021-04-14 05:25:23 Geology SOE Seminar Series 4/28/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, April 28th at 4:00 pm. “Modeling the Effects of Projected Climate Change on Hydrology in the Stillaguamish River Basin" Dr. Bob Mitchell, Western Washington University Dr. Mitchell's actionable science research program focuses on water-resource issues in the Puget Sound region including modeling the effects of projected climate change on mountain hydrology and hillslope processes. This has been instrumental to government agencies and regional Indian Tribes in making management and policy decisions regarding water quantity and quality in Washington State. This is a virtual event held on Zoom: Meeting ID: 929 4486 8945 Password: SeminarWRS geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Geology SOE Seminar Series 5/5/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, May 5th at 4:00 pm. “  Dam Management Affects Gross Primary Production Up to 400 km Downstream in…
Add to my Calendar 2021-05-05 23:00:00 2021-04-14 05:25:23 Geology SOE Seminar Series 5/5/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, May 5th at 4:00 pm. “  Dam Management Affects Gross Primary Production Up to 400 km Downstream in a Large Desert Southwest River" Dr. Bridget Deemer, USGS   This is a virtual event held on Zoom: Meeting ID: 929 4486 8945 Password: SeminarWRS geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public
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