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Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne, a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was interviewed by CSUN's TODAY News website and discussed what we know about the state of the Earth's core and how it rotates.
Read the full article here: https://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/education/csun-professor-explains-the-state-of-earths-core-rotation/ or here: https://scvnews.com/csun-professor-explains-the-state-of-earths-core-rotation/ Read more
The Department of Geological Sciences marked a significant milestone on Friday, May 19, 2023, as it hosted this year’s departmental convocation ceremony. The event served as a well-deserved recognition and celebration of the hard work and dedication displayed by this year’s graduating class of undergraduate and graduate students. Amidst an air of excitement and anticipation, the convocation brought together faculty, families, and friends to honor the achievements of these scholars. Read more
Two CSUN Geology students were given awards at the third annual Coast Geological Society Student Symposium on April 18, 2023. The award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student was given to Katya Yanez, who also presented her research, "The Mineralogy and Morphology of Dunes on Mars." Read more
Professor Elena Miranda hosts “2023 EBSD Workshop” in CSUN Dept. of Geological Sciences.
From March 23-26, Dr. Elena Miranda hosted a highly anticipated four-day workshop centered around the application of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in the exploration of tectonic processes as part of a NSF-funded research project focused on intra-arc shear zones in Fiordland, New Zealand This engaging event brought together a diverse group of participants exclusively from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), including institutions such as the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Cal State Fullerton, and Texas Tech University. The workshop attracted an impressive cohort comprising both enthusiastic students and knowledgeable faculty members, all eager to delve into the realm of EBSD. A total of 15 individuals participated in this multi-day workshop, with 8 attendees joining Dr. Miranda in person to experience the workshop's immersive atmosphere. In an era where virtual connections are increasingly valuable, the workshop also embraced remote engagement, welcoming 7 individuals who actively participated and enriched the discussions through the convenient medium of Zoom. This blended format fostered collaboration and ensured that participants from various geographical locations could actively contribute to the workshop's vibrant learning environment.