Geological & Environmental Sciences Facilities

YSU's modern facilities for Geological and Environmental Sciences programs are located within Moser Hall. Conventional geological field and lab equipment are accessible for students both outside and inside the classroom.

Adding to the department's resources is the Natural Gas and Water Resources Institute, which promotes environmentally responsible exploration and production of oil and gas resources, as well as provides educational programs and resources to improve understanding of shale gas and associated environmental concerns.


Geological and Environmental Science Facilities

There are several labs, equipment and resources that are geared toward assisting in your education:

  • Ward Beecher greenhouse
  • Rock preparation
  • Computer, X-ray, chemistry and microscopy labs
  • Stream monitoring equipment
  • Geophysical instruments
  • Sedimentology equipment
  • Soil sampling and analysis equipment


Mineral Museum

The Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum is located in the atrium of Moser Hall and home to a vast mineral collection.