The 2021 Geosciences Colloquia will be held in the fall semester. All begin at 6:15 pm in DSB 100.

  • August 25th - Introductions, course syllabus, format, and proceedures
  • September 8th - Thomas Ballard (hydrogeologist)
  • September 15th - Alexander McCloud (U.S. Air Force - remote sensing)
  • September 22nd - Dr. Jordan Brasher - (Assistant Professor of Geography at Columbus State GA)
  • October 6th - Lance Yarbrough (engineering geology)
  • October 20th - Zach Blair (geologist)
  • November 3rd - Bruce Rogers (USACE - Nashville)
  • November 10th - Paul Wilcox (geologist)
  • December 1st - Student presentations
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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Abolins in Snail Shell Cave with student.

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Dr. Mark Abolins teaches a course about earthquakes and folded and fractured rocks (Geol 4080/5080 Structural Geology), a Field Methods in Geology course (Geol 3050), and an on-line course about caves (Geol 3040 Geoscience of Caves).  His research foci include (a) the development of caves within folded and fractured rocks, (b) the geology of continental interiors, and (c) the accuracy of geologic maps.  In the computer sphere, he uses geographic information system (GIS) software and Midland Valley MOVE structural geology software in teaching and research.  He has incorporated state-of-the-art local and global LiDAR (light detection and ranging) elevation datasets into his work.