SDSU Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at San Diego State University

San Diego State University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences)

Operating as usual


From one of our SDSU alumna's Donna Gooley:
Donna Gooley
12:59 PM (6 hours ago)

I am forwarding this invite to the Environmental Banking Association conference being held in February. It is a great opportunity for geologists interested in the Environmental Geology Field to meet many Environmental Consultants and Banks that have employment opportunities for this field.


GSA Members Paul Mayer and Jessica Whiteside recently worked with an international team of researchers on a project which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, entitled, ‘Rapid encapsulation of true ferns and arborane/fernane compounds fossilised in siderite concretions supports analytical distinction of plant fossils.’

Mayer, Whiteside and their team examined fossilized true ferns (Pecopteris sp.) preserved in siderite concretions from the Mazon Creek Lagerstätte (Illinois) to characterize the organic signatures of these late Carboniferous plants.

Read more about their work here:

Field Museum San Diego State University Nature Portfolio SDSU Earth and Environmental Sciences


Stolen from a friend -


Dear Geology Program Representative,

Every year the Board attempts to reach out to all geology programs in California to offer its assistance in informing students of the value of professional geology licensure and how they might achieve a professional license.

In the past we have made ‘in person’ presentations to geology students in classroom settings, as well as appear at career fairs, senior project days, and to make individual presentations to geology specific student chapters of professional clubs. We have also embraced the challenges of presenting this vital information to schools and to students via online and video programs as may be requested by the schools. There is no fee charged for any such interaction with Board staff.

Most geology programs in California have responded to our requests to engage with students in

their programs. “Introduction to Geology”, “Professional Responsibility in Geology”, and even “Senior Project” are just some of the class names that instructors have seen fit to include a presentation on professional licensure by our staff.

Right now, the Board is focusing on the increased interaction of our Staff Registrar for Geology with the various programs at our colleges and universities. We ask you to be sure that at some point in their academic careers, each of your geology students is afforded the opportunity to interact with one of our Board Staff to establish a point of contact that will be useful to them long after they have left your campus to put their education to practical use.

In the next school year, we will be reaching out to the ‘feeder schools’ (mostly California Community Colleges) that transfer students into your geology programs, hoping to help inform those students of the areas of geology that require a specific license, as well as to assist in the areas outlined above.

For more information, please reach out to:

Board Outreach Coordinator Brooke Phayer: [email protected]. Gov,

or by contacting our Staff Senior Registrar for Geology and Geophysics: Josh Goodwin, PG, CEG:

[email protected]

If there is anything else the Board can do to assist you in the development of future geologists in California, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Richard B. Moore Executive Officer

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