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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.

FLC Geology students dominate awards for undergraduate research

Research proposals by Fort Lewis College Geosciences students earned four of the five grants for undergraduate research awarded by the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America in April.

Durango named an Adventure Hub by Outside Magazine

In its April 2012 issue, Outside Magazine once again recognized Fort Lewis College’s hometown of Durango as a great place for adventurous people. This time, Durango was named Runner-Up Best New Adventure Hub, second only to Lake Wanaka in New Zealand. The article mentions several of Durango’s favorite multi-season activities: road and mountain biking, trout fishing, mountaineering, kayaking, and downhill and Nordic skiing.