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.


Tenure track Assistant Professor Position in Climate Systems

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate Systems. We welcome applications from geoscientists who employ field, analytical, observational, modeling, or a combination of these approaches to understand how components of Earth’s climate system work, interact and evolve. Research could...

EEPS Colloquium Friday November 11 2022

Dr. Mohamed Zobaa (University of Texas Permian Basin) will present "Ian-like conditions in New Orleans 6000 years ago. How palynology could be used as a proxy to detect past catastrophic climatic events" on Friday, November 11, 2022.  The talk will be held in Rm. 104 AW Smith Bldg at...

Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting and On To Future (OTF) award in Denver

The trio (Yunlang Zang, Michaela Galarza, and Tamara Jeffries) of EEPS students attended the GSA meeting in Denver on October 8-12/22. During the meeting Yunlang Zang and Michaela Galarza received the OTF award that enabled them to attend the meeting and mentorship program. Tamara Jeffries though was not on the...

Meet Clarissa Parker, Senior Major in Geology

Tell us something about where you grew up. I grew up in Worthington, Ohio, which is about 20 minutes north of Columbus. You can find the graves of all of the founders of Worthington in the St. John's cemetery across from the middle school and the Thomas Worthington HS marching...

EEPS Colloquium Friday October 28 2022

Dr. Onema Adojoh will present "Pollen-vegatation response to climate change in the last 20 ka: An expression from the West Equatorial Atlantic" on Friday, October 28, 2022. The talk will be held in Rm. 104 AW Smith Bldg at noon.

Field trip for Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course

Beverly Saylor is reorganizing her Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course around Saturday field activities. The first trip (photo below) was kayaking on  the Chagrin River to learn about erosion and deposition by rivers. Next they'll be visiting Horseshoe Lake in Shaker Heights. Alumni and friends are welcome to join. Reach...