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In the News - Lawrence Schell, 2nd Annual Wittman Speaker Interview

Dr. SchellDr. Lawrence Schell Interview, Wittman Speaker Series
Friday, March 23, 2018

WISU interviewed Dr. Lawrence Schell, Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostistics, SUNY, Albany.

Professor Lawrence Schell speaking with Phil Glende about health disparities in the United States. They discuss The Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities, Schell’s research on environmental factors relating to health, the effects of lead contamination, and the different health risks in rural and urban areas. Listen to Interview


In the News - Qihao Weng named fellow by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Dr. Weng - fellow.jpgDr. Weng named Fellow of IEEE
January 8, 2018

Indiana State University Professor Qihao Weng has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Recognized by the IEEE "for contributions to urban remote sensing," Weng has been pioneering urban remote sensing research over the past decades and is instrumental in shaping it as a field. Through a series of creative and cutting-edge works, Weng invents new algorithms and techniques and has discovered new methods and theories for urban remote sensing. Full Story


In the News - Dr. Speer and Dr. Stone honored with the Theodore Dreiser Research and Creativity Award

Speer & StoneSpeer, Stone honored with Dreiser Award
April 21, 2017

Jim Speer, professor of geography and geology, and Jeffery Stone, assistant professor of environmental geosciences, received the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award.

The Dreiser Award was named for the early 20th century author who grew up in Terre Haute and recognizes full-time ISU faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to their disciplines. The award was presented during the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet Thursday.  Full Story

In the News - Laura Wittman inaugural speaker series launches

Richard Potts

Smithsonian scientist to speak on Feb. 17
February 13, 2017






In the News - EES Doctoral Student, Yitong Jiang, receives ETHOS Award

Yitong Jiang

Earth and environmental science doctoral student recognized
May 10, 2016


Indiana State University doctoral student Yitong Jiang has been selected as one of the two doctoral-level recipients of the College of Graduate and Professional studies' Ethos Award. The Ethos Award recognizes outstanding contributions across all areas including academic performance, research, teaching and service. Full Story



 In the News - Caleb and Kyle McDaniel, Geoscience Majors

Caleb and KyleGeology students collaborate with grad, land national conference spot
February 10, 2016

Indiana State University geology students' collaboration with an alumnus will be presented at the Geological Society of America in October and the Indiana Academy of Science in March.  Full Story


Indiana State Anthropology Club Spring 2016 Meetings

Anthropology Club

Watch the Science Building come alive with Night at the Museum on January 20th 6-8pm.

Dr. Speer may or may not be dressed as Theodore Roosevelt!

Night at the Museum

AAG 2016 San Francisco

AAG 2016

EES Chairperson, Dr. Amos Winter to Give Presentation

Dr. Winter will be giving a seminar on Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00 pm in Science 214 as part of the Biology Departments Seminar Series.

Dr. Winter Presentation

Homecoming Department Events in the CAS Tent.

  • Dr. Stone is placing diatom slides on a pocket microscope
  • Hook Observatory is setting up the solar telescope
  • Dr. Speer is planning a Dendrochronology exhibit
  • Karla Speer and the Anthropology club is planning on showing artifacts
  • Corn hole toss

In the News

MattBlyUndergrad takes advantage of Indiana State's Opportunities
August 31, 2015

In his first year at Indiana State University, Matt Bly, now a sophomore earth and environmental science major from Towanda, Ill., has built a resume that would compete with most upperclassmen. Full Story

Fall Sabbaticals 2015

  • Dr. Tony Rathburn
  • Dr. Qihao Weng


Department of Earth and Environmental Systems