Department of Geosciences
Geosciences Department 2014

About us . . .

  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.


Geo News

Another Magnitude 5 Earthquake strikes Oklahoma. Questions remain, but could be human induced.

Interactive Earth Winds and Seas modeler

Video Giants Among Micromorphs
IPFW Geoscience Professors and students help reinterpret populations of Ordovician micromorphic mollusks.

Student Research Posters
Nine Geology students will present their research at the 50th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America North-Central Section in April.

Fall 2015 Geology Dean's & Honors Lists

Jessie Reeder Geology Major
Geology Major, Jessie Reeder describes her major in Geosciences and why she chose this field.

Geosciences 3D printer working
Dr. Argast experimenting with her new 3D printer.

First day of class for students in L100-02 class
First day of class for students in Dr. Isiorho's L100 section 02 Geology Lab.