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Welcome to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


Internship application deadlines for summer 2016 are coming up. Click here for Internship links

Department News

Are you interested in participating in a unique learning environment? Then please join us for GEOFYRST! Click here to see a short video on what GEOFYRST is all about.

Vroman's Nose

GEOFYRST is a 6-day field experience before the start of classses in August and is open to incoming freshman and transfer students. You just need to register for a special section of GEOL 120 and fill out an application to participate. Click here for our GEOFYRST page.

Here is what Jamie Briggs has to say about her GEOFYRST experience:

"Looking back, I am so grateful to have participated in GEOFYRST. Now I realize how valuable my experience was. I not only made close friends but also developed a more personal relationship with the mentors and professors. I immediately felt welcome in the department and as an incoming freshman that was something that was crucial to my transition into college."

Jamie is a graduating senior in geology. She attended GEOFYRST in 2011.


Check out the cutting-edge scientific research performed by our students! Click any of these images


Check out weather forecasts made by our students in the Meteorology Club! The forecasts are tailored to Oneonta and more can be found on their Twitter page! Oneonta Forecasts


Click here for a short video featuring 2005 meteorology graduate Erick Adame being interviewed about his Oneonta experience.


Did you know that there is a page of links for internships on this site? Click here for internship, grad schools, and REU links

Alumni News

The highly anticipated 2014 Alumni Newsletter is here! Please enjoy reading about alumni, current students, and other department news.

Congratulations goes to Terry Quinn (Class of 1982), Don Berchoff (Class of 1984), and Malcolm Field (Class of 1981)! They were honored at the SUNY Alumni of Distinction ceremony held on September 5, 2014 at Hunt Union. Please see the 2014 Alumni Newsletter for more information!

Heather McArdle (Class of 1993) and an ESOP teacher has been awarded the 2014 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation's Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Heather! It's wonderful news to see one of our own achieve this award. Click here to read about Heather's achievement.

Contact us: Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Department, (607) 436-3707 or