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Geologist named a fellow of American Geophysical Union
November 3, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

jeff-vervoortPULLMAN, Wash. – Jeff Vervoort, a WSU professor of geology, has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the nation’s top professional organization in earth science, for his work to help determine the origin and evolution of the Earth and solar system.

Oct. 3, 4: Symposium on new, clean energy materials
September 8, 2016

alex-kingEVERETT, Wash. – Washington state’s Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) will hold its inaugural research symposium Oct. 3 and 4. The free forum begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Henry M. Jackson Center Wilderness Auditorium at Everett Community College.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do volcanoes ‘die?’
August 9, 2016

volcanoPULLMAN, Wash. – Each volcano’s life is a little different. Many of them are born when big chunks of the Earth’s crust, or tectonic plates, collide or move away from each other. The moving plates force hot, liquid rock, or magma, to rise up from deep within the Earth.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why is the ocean salty?
April 19, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the ocean. But it turns out the source of our salty seas is actually on land.