UW-Milwaukee is located in a vibrant urban setting on Milwaukee’s North Shore close to Lake Michigan. It serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with the most diverse population of any school in the UW System.
UWM is among the nation’s major research universities. It is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation in the top group of institutions of higher education (one of only 148 nationally): Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive.
The Department has a variety of geological and geophysical field equipment including a drill rig, portable water sampling and analytical systems, and marine and land-based seismic and electrical resistivity systems. In addition, the Department maintains the following equipment directly or through its association with the UWM Center for Great Lakes Studies: x-ray diffractometer and spectrometer, atomic absorption unit, gas and ion chromatographs, liquid scintillation counter, cold region environmental chambers, operating well field, seismograph, Paleomagnetics laboratory, and recirculating flume.
Supporting facilities in the University include a computing center, scanning electron microscope, a cartographic laboratory, the Saukville Field Station 50 km north of the campus, the Center for Great Lakes Studies, and the Urban Research Center.
The Department also maintains the extensive geological collections of the Greene Geological Gallery and cooperates actively with the Milwaukee County Public Museum.
Faculty interests are briefly described in the following pages.