Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With 27 faculty members, 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Graduates of Memorial's Earth Sciences department have gone on to careers in academia, government, and the private sector.
Penny Morrill and Tao Cheng of the Department of Earth Sciences will receive $24,244 from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) to investigate improved methods of remediating acid mine drainage from legacy mine sites.
Just before Commander Chris Hadfield blasted off in December 2012 for a five-month mission on the International Space Station, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) invited young Canadian students to design their own science experiment for him to do while on board. Memorial researchers helped one Newfoundland school make it into the contest's top 10 - twice!