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About us . . .
The Department of Geosciences at Indiana University-Purdue
University Fort Wayne currently has six faculty who are responsible
for teaching undergraduate geology, paleontology,
and astronomy courses. The department also has one emeritus professor
active in research and teaching, a secretary and technician.
Students pursuing geology degrees are encouraged
to join faculty in diverse and challenging research programs.
Much of the research is in the field and many trips are organized by the
faculty each year. These field trips give students the opportunity to
exercise their classroom learning on how to identify and interpret geologic
formations, fossils, and minerals.
As part of their training, students are given
in-depth instruction on
quantitative and qualitative analysis of geologic samples, using a variety of
methods including polarizing microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM),
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy, Chemical analysis, and X-ray diffraction.
IPFW has offered undergraduate degrees in
Geology since 1964.
Stop by the Science Building (SB 230).
Or call 260-481-6249 if you have questions.
James O. Farlow recently co-authored a paper published in the journal "Plos One," titled
"Historical Photogrammetry: Bird's Paluxy River Dinosaur Chase Sequence Digitally Reconstructed as It Was prior to Excavation 70 Years Ago."
Using 3D photographic analysis, a team of scientists and undergraduates recreated the scene of a dinosaur chasing another, from seventy year old
pictures, and the remains of the Paluxy River trackway site.
C|net news reported on it as well.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette highlights the Geosciences Department's achievements in self sustainability
efforts through collaboration with local businesses enabling the modernization of laboratory equipment for
research and education.
Dr. Benjamin Dattilo co-authored an article discribing an ancient ocean storm and it's fatal consequences in the journal
Palaios which is summarized in the
by Dale Gnidovec, the curator of the "Orton Geolgical Museum at Ohio State University."
Dedication of the Jack Sunderman Memorial will be held October 4, 2013 in the afternoon.
Join us in recollecting his contributions to the IPFW community, not least of which was the founding of the
Department of Geology in 1965. Read more.
See the Faculty in Focus
video of James O. Farlow discussing the book he co-authored "The Complete Dinosaur 2nd edition."