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.


Welcome Ashley Manning Berg, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Manning-Berg joins us from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she completed both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Before earning her graduate degrees, she was a research geologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Engineer Research and Development Center. Ashley uses chemical sedimentary rocks to...

Welcome Nicholas Sutfin, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicholas Sutfin joined the EEPS Department in Fall 2018 as Visiting Assistant Professor. Nick conducted a postdoctoral research position in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a watershed hydrologist and geomorphologist with a PhD in Earth Sciences from Colorado State University. Nick is interested...

Colleen Laird receives the John F. Hall Senior Award from the Northern Ohio Geological Society

Each year the Northern Ohio Geological Society (NOGS) recognizes one outstanding graduating college student in the geosciences for their academic achievements and contributions to the geoscience community.  This year, NOGS has chosen senior EEPS student, Colleen Laird for the John F. Hall Senior Award.  The award will be presented...