Formed in 1878, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Geoscience has educated generations of undergraduate and graduate students and remains a highly ranked leader in research and education 140 years after its founding. The geoscientific research done by our widely recognized, award-winning faculty spans all 4.5 billion years of Earth’s history and includes a diverse set of topics, such as the chemistry of the ancient oceans and origins of life, geohazards such as earthquakes and volcanos, climate change, and water and energy resources.
Our ambitious goal is to reach $40,000 in Day of the Badger gifts to the Terra Fund, our newly named, foundational flexible fund. All donations, small and large, are important!
Research and educational excellence require investments. Each year, we spend $500,000 of alumni gift funds for student scholarships, field camps, field trips, research, and new equipment. Our alumni are critical for sustaining these activities, which are central to every successful geoscience department.