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.


Meet Yunlang Zhang, Sr. Major in Geology

Tell us something about where you grew up. I grew up in Tianjin, China, which is a city on the east coast of China by the Bohai Gulf. In Tianjin, there is a lot of delicious food, especially for breakfast, and the city is famous for its steamed buns. My...

EEPS Professor James Van Orman is part of a team reversing the view of how minerals behave deep below our planet’s surface

In a paper published this month in the journal Nature, Van Orman and colleagues from France and the California Institute of Technology reported new findings that shed new light on the dynamics of Earth’s deep mantle.  To read more, click on this link to read the article from the CWRU Daily.

EEPS Colloquium: Friday, January 27 2023

Dr. Scott Hardy (CWRU) will present "Investigating Critical Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes: Applied Research from Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory".  The talk will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at noon in Rm. 104 AW Smith.

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...