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Geology — can you dig it?

Is science your thing? Do you prefer to be and work outdoors as much as you can? Are you concerned for the environment and natural resources? And are you just generally curious about nature? If you said yes to any or all of those questions, the study of geology might very well be the right fit for you.

Geology is defined as the scientific study of the origin, history and structure of the earth, and nearly everything we utilize each day has something to do with the earth.  We rely on clean water for healthy life and recreation, and protecting water resources and the environment is a core aspect of geology. Also, our lives require daily use of energy and minerals, and geological science is of paramount importance in locating resources, extracting them the earth efficiently and having the least possible impact on the environment.

This all sounds pretty dramatic, right? Well, in many ways it is.

You are about to explore a website that will demonstrate fully how the study of geology is necessary to understand and protect the earth and the resources on which our lives depend. Blugolds are making use of this understanding every day in their studies here and in geoscience careers.

Tents atop Artgentina

Water talk with hydrogeology alumna Tina Pint

If you are wondering what exactly hydrogeology careers are all about, wonder no more. We caught up with '99 hydro grad Tina Pint, who tells us how she found the major and about her career.

Hydrogeology--what's that?

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Investing in the future

Mining company commits $50k a year to UWEC

A North American mining company with operations in Wisconsin is investing more than $50,000 annually in a new Responsible Mining Initiative being established at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Committed to UW-Eau Claire geology
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