• Resistivity Survey of Gulf Oil Spill in Louisiana

  • Air Quality Measurements in Newark

  • Diatoms

  • Borehole NMR measurements in Rifle, CO

  • Spring-time iron fluxes to the ocean

  • Asian dust particles over the North Pacific observed through shipboard experiments

  • XRF map of Zinc distribution in a birch leaf collect at Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

  • Undergraduate Casey McGuffy collecting surface NMR measurements in Svalbard.

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) offers unique geoscience education and research opportunities. We focus on applied environmental education and research that serves well students wishing to pursue careers in the growing environmental consulting sector that is strong in New Jersey.
Our faculty strengths are in atmospheric chemistry, soil geochemistry, near surface geophysics, ocean biogeochemistry and structural geology. We have a well-established PhD program in Environmental Science. We collaborate closely with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers (Busch Campus) and the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences at Rutgers (Cook Campus) to offer broad educational-research opportunities for both faculty and students. The department is also heavily engaged in educational outreach programs that offer unique opportunities for minority high schools students within the Newark Public Schools system.

News & Announcements

  • Graduate student Omanjana Goswami received a Garden Club of America Award for Summer Environmental Study and a NJ State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC Margaret Yardley Fellowship.

  • The Atmospheric Chemistry group has an opening for a postdoc in Marine Atmospheric Chemistry to begin July 1, 2016.

  • Specifically, this is a video of “Google Hangout on Best Practices in Higher Education” which is why we were chosen.

    The two students are both DEES majors.
  • Since 2009, Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N) has served as the lead institution in the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GSLSAMP), during which time GSLSAMP has seen an 84% increase in Latinos/as graduating in STEM fields of study (defined as science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

    The success of the GSLSAMP program, led by Dr. Alec Gates has now been nationally recognized: Today GSLSAMP was named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The announcement was made by Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the Initiative, at the launch of National Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary in Washington, D.C. “There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential," said Ceja.

    For more information click here.