Hands-on Teaching and Learning
The Department of Geosciences is located on the third floor of the F.W. Olin Science Hall, which is northwest of the academic quadrangle and west of the Campus Common. Olin Hall, completed in 1995, is a modern facility that complements the department's use of a wide variety of media in classes and labs. The department houses 4 classrooms, including three e-classrooms, 5 faculty offices, a departmental office, 3 laboratory spaces, a computer lab, and a computer graphics lab. These facilities provide faculty and students with opportunities for hands-on teaching and learning and they support both faculty and student research projects. Geoscience majors tend to spend a lot of time in the department because the department has most of the facilities they need to complete all of their course work.