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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, atmospheric sciences and environmental science, and promote sustainability at all levels in society.

We embrace a cross-disciplinary perspective that is grounded in both rigorous scientific research of Earth system processes and a recognition that human and Earth systems are inextricably intertwined. Our goal is to provide both our students and broader society with the tools needed to address today's environmental and sustainability challenges. An Environmental Science degree enables students to pursue successful careers in environmental, climate or sustainability fields in the private, public, and non-profit sector, or to continue on to graduate school.

EEAS Fall Seminar Series

  • Justin Mankin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 4-4:50 p.m.
  • ETIC 100L2

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 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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Tyler Harrington Atmospheric Science

Before starting his Ph.D. in atmospheric science at UMass Lowell, Tyler Harrington interned at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he wrote a report for Congress on how extreme weather events affect air travel.

I knew that this was a person I really wanted to work with.

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