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.
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.
Meet rising researcher Ericka Boudreau, an undergraduate student who found herself in southwestern Oregon collecting samples of sandstone with Asst. Prof. Richard Gaschnig.
They are conducting research on the origins and potential movement of rocks along the west coast in North America.
Read more about Ericka on the UMass Lowell Research blog.
The UMass Lowell Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences now offers a doctorate in Earth System Science. The program is open for students with backgrounds in Geoscience, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Atmospheric and Climate science, Meteorology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Earth System Science, Environmental Engineering and related fields.
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Eric Roy started doing meteorological research on campus the summer after his freshman year – and then won two research internships with government agencies.