Department News

Undergraduate Research Program Info Sessions

Interested in doing research but don't know how to get started? Attend a panel or virtual info session on 2/1, 2/7, or 2/22!

CNSM Faculty Win Big with NSF CAREER Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Balbas on her recent National Science Foundation CAREER Awards! CAREER Awards are some of the most prestigious offered by NSF, given to those "who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization."

Matt Becker Recognized by the National Ground Water Association

Matt Becker was recently named the Darcy Distinguished Lecturer for 2024 by the National Ground Water Association and Groundwater Foundation.

CSULB alumni, supporters save geology field course, giving students hands-on experience

The Summer Field capstone is a four-week research-intensive class where students and instructors travel across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Montana studying the Earth’s geological secrets. And despite the elements, the group of students came away not only with the completion of the course that is critical for careers in geology, but a better…

Fellows Colloquium with Andrea Balbas Recording Available

Did you miss Dr. Andrea Balbas's talk, or want to watch it again? The recording of "Memoirs from Earth" is now available.

Alumni Support Keeps Geology Students in the Field

Last year the COVID-19-related restrictions almost caused Summer Field Geology, a capstone experience focused on developing field skills, to be canceled entirely. Thankfully, through a crowd-funding effort, dozens of Geology alumni contributed to save it.

Megan Mortimer-Lamb awarded H. Victor Church Memorial Award

Megan Mortimer-Lamb was awarded the H. Victor Church Memorial Award in recognition of the best poster presented at the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Dr. Behl Awarded the Distinguished Service Award by PSAAPG

Dr. Behl has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (PSAAPG). Congratulations on this well deserved award!

Former Masters Students Publish Manuscripts

Two former CSULB Masters students, Yannick Wirtz and Leo Giannetta, have just had manuscripts derived from their theses accepted for publication in a Special Publication of the Geological Society of America.

Dr. Becker Selected for Fulbright Award to Australia

Dr. Becker will be in residence at Curtin University, Perth Australia, working on applications of fiber optic sensing for water resources and enhanced geothermal energy in Spring 2022.

Archived Department News

Read the news stories released by the department from 2016-2020.