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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) covers the interdisciplinary study of the earth and its atmosphere. Our students and faculty are passionate about understanding earth systems and applying that knowledge to solve environmental and sustainability challenges.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to excel in education and research in Earth system sciences and human-environmental interactions. We aim to provide students with the scientific basis to work in geology, meteorology, atmospheric sciences and environmental science, and promote sustainability at all levels in society.

Professor Frank Colby of the EEAS department pointing to large, interactive weather monitor

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology Starting Fall 2020!

We have reactivated our major in Meteorology and the program is now open for freshman and transfer student enrollment.

Existing students enrolled in the Environmental Science major: Atmospheric Science option can transfer to the new major. As with our current option in Atmospheric Science, the new major fulfills the federal requirements for Meteorologist, while covering the broader Atmospheric Science including climate science and air pollution.

WBZ This Morning Inspiration: Danielle Niles With Robert Gamache

Screen grab of Robert Gamache and Danielle Niles. Dr. Gamache was visited by CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV meteorologist Danielle Niles in our weather lab. Danielle, an Alumna of our program, has only the nicest things to say about our wonderful Atmospheric Science program. Congratulations, Dr. Gamache, for the outreach about your successful research and teaching, our great programs and UMass Lowell! Photo by WBZ-TV

Watch The Video on WBZ-TV's Website

Watch as former WBZ TV meteorologist, Danielle Niles '06 visits her inspiration, UMass Lowell professor, Robert Gamache in our weather lab.

Danielle, an Alumna of our program, has only the nicest things to say about our wonderful Atmospheric Science program.

Congratulations, Professor Gamache, for the outreach about your successful research and teaching, our great programs and UMass Lowell!

Watch The Video on WBZ-TV's Website

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Laurie Agel '18 Marine Sciences & Technology

Software engineer Laurie Agel was looking for a career change in her 40s. Fifteen years later, she has her Ph.D. in marine sciences and technology from UML and is working as a post-doctoral research assistant, studying extreme precipitation and flooding in the Charles and Mystic river basins.

I’ve seen many, many people like me – people doing a second career and coming in from another field. And there’s just so much excitement at UMass Lowell. I don’t really feel like a fish out of water.

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