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Mission Statement

Geology Department, Bryn Mawr College

The demand for highly qualified Earth scientists is growing nationally and internationally. Increasingly, society demands that the scientific establishment work to solve critical social issues, many of which focus on sustainability. By virtue of the history of our modes of integrative inquiry involving complex systems, operating on varied temporal and spatial scales, and handling incomplete data, geoscientists are uniquely qualified to fill a central role in addressing many present and future problems confronting humanity. With the ever widening demand for natural resources, the realities of global warming and the constant threat of natural disasters, students with expertise in Earth systems have the opportunity to contribute to the global community at many different levels. The mission of the Geology department at Bryn Mawr College is to develop, apply and convey scientific knowledge about the Earth and its systems today, in the future and throughout its 4.6 billion year history. This mission includes:

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