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

Department of Geology Seminar Series 2/24/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, February 24th at 3:30 pm…
Add to my Calendar 2021-02-24 23:30:00 2021-02-20 04:07:08 Department of Geology Seminar Series 2/24/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, February 24th at 3:30 pm. “MS thesis proposal presentations” MS Students, Portland State University   Andrew Dunning Evaluation of the slip history and Holocene activity on two faults in the Strawberry Mountains, Grant County, Oregon   James Frye Applications of EBSD Techniques to Constrain Thermal Parameters of Ureilites During Catastrophic Collision  Adrienne Stephens  Evaluation of Cementation in Pleistocene Paleodune Deposits of the Central Oregon Coast  Rachel Sweeten Composition and age of the Monument and Steens dike swarms: Critical pathways between crustal storage and lavas of the Picture Gorge and Steens Basalt   This is a virtual event held on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81541458302 Password: 468769 geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/3/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, Marth 3rd at 3:30 pm. “…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-03 23:30:00 2021-02-18 09:21:54 Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/3/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, Marth 3rd at 3:30 pm. “Characterizing the Most Recent Earthquake and Long-term History of the Mt Hood Fault Zone” Scott Bennett, USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy Geophysics Science Center Scott Bennett is a Research geologist who combines geologic mapping, structural geology, basin analysis, and geochronology to investigate the timing and rates of crustal deformation. His interdisciplinary and collaborative research focuses on quantifying surface and crustal processes that yield insight into lithospheric-scale plate tectonic systems. Scott studies the deformation and evolving landscape of continents, collecting data that allows him to reconstruct tectonic movements over a large range of temporal and spatial scales, from earthquakes to orogenies and from faults to plate boundaries.  Scott has experience conducting research in the Cascadia subduction zone of the Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada), on both margins of the Gulf of California oblique rift, along the San Andreas fault system, within the Walker Lane, and across the Basin and Range including the Rio Grande Rift. This is a virtual event held on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81541458302 Password: 468769 geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public

Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/10/21

Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, March 10th at 3:30 pm. “MS thesis proposal presentations” MS Students, Portland State University
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-10 23:30:00 2021-02-18 09:21:54 Department of Geology Seminar Series 3/10/21 Please join the Department of Geology Wednesday, March 10th at 3:30 pm. “MS thesis proposal presentations” MS Students, Portland State University This is a virtual event held on Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81541458302 Password: 468769 geodept@pdx.edu with any questions geodept@pdx.edu with any questions America/Los_Angeles public
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