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Feb. 23, 2024

We had the honor to host Ian Bourg from Princeton University and learn about his exciting research on the coupled hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks combining molecular dynamics and macro-scale simulations. His group works on several other interesting projects. Find out more here! 

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Jan. 29, 2024

We had the chance to advertise our program and the broad range of career paths with a geoscience degree to admitted first-year students and their parents at the UGA New Dawgs Program. We love geology and we love to talk about it.

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Dec. 18, 2023

It was great to be back at AGU Fall Meeting (and have it be back in San Francisco), seeing old friends and colleagues, making new connections, meeting with students, and chairing the Environmental Vadose Zone Hydrology session. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make this year's edition so rich and memorable.

Left to right: Traditional hydrogeology dinner organized by Bo Guo (U. of Arizona) and Yashar Mehmani (Penn State) / With Yannie Donaldson (PhD student in our department) after her excellent oral presentation / DReAM (NSF IRES Project) team at AGU, with Co-PI Racha El Kadiri (MTSU) and 2023 partipicant Cameron Essex (MS student at U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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Oct. 27, 2023

Thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Hyman from Los Alamos National Laboratory for a fantastic Geology Colloquium on "The influence of multiple scales in fractured media on flow and transport properties". Check out the 3D discrete fracture network modeling suite he's been developping: dfnWorks.

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Oct. 20, 2023

We were pleased to host Dr. Christopher Zahasky from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who talked about "The role of vadose zone on the fate and timing of PFAS contamination in groundwater systems" at our Geology Colloquium. Learn more about his great research here.

Sept. 9, 2023

Learning about water pollution with skittles was a big success at this year's Athens Water Festival.

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Sept. 1, 2023

Charlotte Garing was awarded a NSF Major Research Instrument (MRI) grant as principal investigator to support the acquisition of a high resolution x-ray micro-CT system with in situ capabilities.

The instrument, Sigray's PrismaXRM, will be installed at UGA late Spring 2024 and will advance critical research in a broad range of disciplines. More information about the award is available here.

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