Earth and Planetary Sciences
2020 Earth Science Awards
Awards Presented on May 1, 2020, 1 -2pm via Zoom
Marschak Astronomy (SBCC Foundation Scholarship) - Kenny Galindo
Geology Associate Degrees Awarded Spring 2020
Geography Associate Degrees Awarded Spring 2020
Geology Program Awards
Dr. Robert S. Gray Award - Outstanding Geological Sciences Major - Lydia Kaestner
Jan Dependahl Spirit of Geology Award - Excellence and Dedication to the Field - Alex Sasich
Thomas Bennett Award - Outstanding First Year Geology Student - Paris White and Cody Atwood
Marty McCreary Selfridge Geology Scholarship - For Academic Achievement and Department Involvement - Katherine Bonsell
Doug McGibbon Field Award - For Dedication to the Field of Geology - Ardyn Wallo
Muriel Norton Award - for an Outstanding Geology Major involved in CGS events - Joe Dattillo
Ronald A. Chromy Memorial Scholarships (SBCC Foundation) - Taji Tanner and Katheriine Bonsell
Carl Sagan Memorial Science Scholarship (SBCC Foundation) - Austin Abreu
Jeff Marshall Award - Chiara Corbo and David Nims
Happy Face of Geology - Riley Vance-Geydesen
Successful Completion of Mineralogy-Petrology - Kyle Davis
Ventura Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship - Sandra Jensen
Coast Geological Society Awards
Earth & Planetary Science Tutors
Geography and Geology Tutors
Geology Field Trip Tutors
Earth & Planetary Science Clubs
American Association of Petroleum Geologists CLUB OFFICERS
About Our Program
Earth and Planetary Science is for explorers! Their discoveries are worlds away and also next door. They study mountains and plains, oceans and atmosphere, the history of the earth and the life it supports, the origins of the universe, and the social, cultural, and economic relationship of humans to their environment.
At Santa Barbara City College, Earth and Planetary Sciences students can choose from a wide variety of courses, including Geology, Geography, Oceanography, Weather and Climate, Astronomy and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). All are designed to prepare them for exciting and rewarding careers.
We are excited about our new Astronomy major! For more information on our program and classes we offer, please visit our Astronomy Home Page.
The Geology Major
Geologists are engaged in many important and exciting careers around the world. They evaluate environmental issues and impacts, assess geohazards such as earthquake, flooding, or landslide potential, explore for economic resources such as mineral, ground water or energy resources, and advise us on our interactions with earth systems.
Working as a geologist offers benefits not found in many professions. Time is usually divided between the office and the out-of-doors, and there are frequent opportunities for travel. Most geologists see their work as more than just a job; they see it as a way of life.
To provide you with the best two-year geology education available, and to prepare you with an excellent geologic foundation for transfer.
For more information, please visit our Geology Home Page!
The Geography Major
Geography is the science of space and place. Geographers study spatial relationships and the distribution of resources, people, and cultures around the world and the human-environmental relationship. Human activities and the influence of the natural environment and our future within this environment are the main focus of geographers.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Geography provides for a liberal education and prepares students for positions in business, government, environmental solutions, resource management, inter-cultural communication, forestry, teaching, and GIS.
For more information, please visit our Geography Home Page!
NOTE: All faculty and staff are not working on campus at this time. Please use email as the best way to reach anyone in Earth Sciences during the Coronavirus stay-at-home order.
Information/Assistance: EBS 114, ext. 2315
Elizabeth Gans, Administrative Assistant (EBS-114, ext. 2315), email@example.com
Eiko Kitao, Lab Technician (EBS-114, ext. 3637), firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin McNichol, Lab Technician (EBS-118, 730-4116), email@example.com
Jens-Uwe Kuhn, Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty and Offices
- William Dinklage, Chair, Geology (EBS-111, ext. 4114), email@example.com
- Sean Kelly, Astronomy/Physics (EBS-116, ext. 3480), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephanie Mendes, Geology (EBS-110, 730-4113), email@example.com
- Erin O’Connor, Astronomy EBS-112, ext. 4723), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kristen Sneddon, Geology (EBS-117, ext. 4270), email@example.com