Faculty and students at Susquehanna are taking their cue from the animal kingdom, building beaver dams for stream maintenance.
Student clubs and activities, field trips, events, seminars and study abroad programs all build on the strong foundation you gain in classes and labs.
Visit the places where science history is made. Hear from industry experts on the latest breakthroughs. Explore a new culture in GO programs designed specifically for students in the sciences. What you learn beyond our classrooms will help you fully become the scientist you want to be.
Internships & Research
Jennifer Elick, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and two of her students are studying how fish weirs contributed to the formation of islands within the Susquehanna River.
Jennifer Elick was always interested in nature, but as a student didn’t know how to explore that interest as a field of study. The one-time freelance photojournalist entered college as a journalism major and soon discovered that geology combined all of her interests.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation applies millions of gallons of salt-based brine and many tons of rock salt to the state’s roadways. But what effect do these road treatments have on the state’s waterways? Matt Wilson, director of Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute, said the impact is dramatic and concerning.