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Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Hong Shen Dissertation Defense

Mountain-climate interactions in the Himalayan-Tibet and Andean orogen

Recent Grads Share How They Adapted Their Senior Thesis Research to Fit COVID-19

Soon-to-be-graduating seniors realized that their time at Michigan would be coming to an end without any of the typical fanfare. But the end of the semester was disrupted even more for seniors in Earth finishing work on their undergraduate thesis.

MichiganEARTH Offers Remote Learning Opportunities

EARTH Courses Spring and Summer Half-Terms The spring and summer of 2020 will continue to be an interesting and challenging time in Michigan and the world. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is actively adjusting to new modes of teaching, research, and communication.  We recognize the disruption that these changes have caused for our students, and we are modifying and expanding our spring and summer course offerings to serve the needs of our majors and minors, and of the Michigan community.

Learn more about remote courses for Spring and Summer half-terms, including field methods courses.


Virtual Commencement Events-in the Department and the University

Graduation won’t be in the Big House this spring, but it’s still a big moment for thousands of graduating seniors. The Department, College, and University have joined together to commemorate the dedication, hard work, and yes, fun that is a UM degree. We list here some of the virtual commencement events available and urge you to participate in the online activities.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has produced a video message, slide show, and commencement poster for you to download.

Discover Department Celebrations

See video productions from other LSA units.

University-wide virtual events on May 2.

Earth Camp aims to bring diversity to environmental sciences

Every summer for three years in a row, a diverse group of Michigan high school students spends a week exploring nature and learning about the environment through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Earth Camp. The camp hopes to spark interest among a new generation to enter the field.

Read more at Michigan Impact


Show your SUPPORT

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences needs your support.