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New Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building an investment in the future

Demolition began on a section of Berndt Hall that will be the new home of the Fort Lewis College Geosciences, Physics, and Engineering (GPE) Building. The new building will be three times larger than the old structure, which was built in 1968. Completion of the new facility is expected in fall 2016.

Trip to Hawaii gives students up-close look at volcanoes

If you're a Geology major and want to get a sense of what a volcano is like, then you need to stick your rock hammer into fresh lava. That's what students were able to do over spring break, when Geosciences professors Jim Collier and Lauren Heerschap took a dozen students to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in March.

New Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building gets the green light

After years of planning and work, the new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering (GPE) Building at Fort Lewis College will become a reality. Word came down from the state capital that construction funding to begin the new building is now secured.

Professor and student praise undergraduate research in professional magazine

Having undergraduate students do real-world research is key to developing professionalism and a passion for the field – for both students and faculty – say a Geosciences professor and a former student in the January/February issue of The Professional Geologist, the official magazine of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

“The trial-by-fire experience gained through two years of original research helped develop the scientific philosophy and skills that I apply daily in my budding career as a geologist,” writes Jake Cammack (Geology, '11).

GIS program gives students in-demand skills

Geographic Information Systems are changing the way data is being collected, catalogued, and utilized in government, non-profits, and industry. And professionals skilled at using the mapping-and-database technologies are in demand. At Fort Lewis College, students are riding that wave of change, getting the know-how – and the certificates – to meet that demand while boosting their careers.

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