Support the Department
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt is a vibrant, cohesive department aimed at the highest standards of scholarship. Faculty and students pursue fundamental questions in the Earth and environmental sciences, spanning deep geological timescales to human timescales. Our research programs are well-funded, and are topically and geographically diverse. Current projects are underway in many parts of the U.S., Asia, South America and Antarctica, and include field, laboratory, analytical and modeling components. Our projects involve collaborations with scientists worldwide. Students have access to top researchers in many fields as well as outstanding research facilities.
Petrographic microscopes purchased in 2013 using alumni donations
are used in our Earth Materials and Petrology courses.
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FUNDS
Willard Jewell and Charles Wilson Student-Faculty Research Fund: This endowed fund benefits student and faculty research in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Alberstadt-Reesman-Stearns Faculty Research Fund: This endowed gift provides seed funding for the development of new research directions, bridge funding for sustained data collection or research, and collaboration in research by members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Alberstadt-Reesman-Stearns Field Studies Fund: This endowed gift supports course-related field trips, other earth-science education field-based experiences, and "immersion" activities for students.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Fund: This fund provides support to the department and its programs for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Please contact the College of Arts and Science Development and Alumni Relations Office for further information:
College of Arts and Science Development and Alumni Relations Office
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-6014
For general inquiries about the department, please contact Steve Goodbred:
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
2301 Vanderbilt University
VU Station B 351805
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: (615) 322-2976
Fax: (615) 322-2138