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EES 230 Fall 2021 Fire & Ice Trip

In EES 230, students travel to Virginia and North Carolina to see igneous and metamorphic rocks "in the wild". Students get a chance to learn about over a billion years of Appalachian geology while establishing close bonds with their classmates. 

2017 A&S Hall of Fame

A&S celebrates the 2017 Hall of Fame! For more information and to watch the ceremony visit:


Undergraduate Research Showcase

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research and the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) hosted the Showcase from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Student Center Grand Ballroom. Each year, the Showcase brings together undergraduates from all disciplines…

2014 Distinguished UK Geology Alumni Award Presentation and Rast-Holbrook Seminar

The 2014 Distinguished UK Geology Alumni Award presentation was held October 9 prior to the Rast-Holbrook Seminar.

Wendell Overcash (UK B.S. Geology 1977, UK Law 1980), the Chair of the Geology Alumni Advisory board served as master of ceremonies. The full citations will be available…

SER2L - Research Lab

Kevin Yeager, a sedimentary geologist and environmental radiochemist in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, leads a group of graduate and undergraduate research assistants in SER2L - the Sedimentary, Environmental and Radiochemical Research Laboratory. The lab - described by…

EES Laboratory : Now Open

The University of Kentucky's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) formally opened the Pioneer Natural Resources Stratigraphy and Paleo-environments Laboratory at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Feb. 14. The laboratory is situated on the completely renovated ground floor of the…

EES Recognition Ceremony

On October 10, 2013, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences held a Recognition Ceremony in partnership with Pioneer Natural Resources. Tom Spalding and Donny Loughry, both UK alumni, represented the company and presented two checks - one from Pioneer Natural Resources for $300K for…

A&S K Week

Hundreds of A&S students gathered to kick off the new school year at the Student Center on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013!

Kentucky Geological Survey at the Kentucky Horse Park

Beneath the Kentucky Horse Park, there is a cave system that feeds part of the Cane Run Watershed. Michael Farwell and James Currens showed us some of the technology used by the Kentucky Geological Survey to monitor groundwater quality, velocity, and temperature through the seasons. The Kentucky…

Earth Day Field Trip with EES' Frank Ettensohn

Did you know that the Bluegrass region used to be a deep blue sea? Even though Frank Ettensohn has done geology tours before, the tour on April 21st was offered specifically for Earth Day celebrants. Faculty from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences showed participants a wide…

Explosions in the Sky with Pete Idstein

Taking advantage of gorgeous late March weather, Earth and Environmental Sciences Academic Lab Coordinator Pete Idstein, held some outdoor volcano demonstrations for his students. For four days crowds gathered behind Scovell Hall as Idstein concocted the proper amounts of materials to pull off the…

EES Professor Ravat honored at Indian Geophysics Union

In December 2011, Earth and Environmental Studies Professor and Chair Dhananjay Ravat received an honorary shawl at the Indian Geophysical Union's 48th annual conference in Vishakhapattanam, India.

Pioneer Natural Resources Gift Recognition Ceremony and Rast-Holbrook Lecture

On Thursday, October 20, 2011 The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences held a Recognition Ceremony for the $600,000 gift from Pioneer Natural Resources. The 2011 Rast-Holbrook Lecture followed.