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The Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences help you understand the world around, under, and above you.

Connect human activity and natural events, including issues ranging from the environment to urban planning to planetary bodies.

Are multidisciplinary sciences that help us to understand the dynamic earth: its past, present, and future.

Are hands-on sciences – from the classroom to the lab to the field.

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences gives you opportunities to work directly with faculty who care about the learning, research, and teaching of geological sciences.


Case Western Reserve planetary scientists challenge long-held understanding of how solid center could have been created

Date posted: February 15th, 2018

Please follow this link to read about a recently published paper by EEPS Department faculty James Van Orman, Steven Hauck II, and postdoctoral scholar Ludovic Huguet.
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Professor Beverly Saylor: Earth Forms and Fossils

Date posted: January 5th, 2018

The Fall/Winter issue of Art/Sci featured a story on Professor Beverly Saylor’s research in Ethiopia entitled “Earth Forms and Fossils”. See the following link for the entire article.  Earth-Forms-and-Fossils …Read more.

Dr. Jeffrey Pigott receives AGU Award

Date posted: July 12th, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Pigott, an NSF Postdoctoral Scholar in the department, is a recipient of the 2016 AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award. The award, established in 1990, recognizes 1-2 promising young scientists each year for outstanding contributions achieved during their PhD research. …Read more.

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