The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a community of scholars with diverse interests in the nature of our planet and research expertise in three broad and overlapping disciplinary themes: Solid Earth Sciences, Paleoclimatology, and Water Resources. The department is a medium-sized, dynamic group of scientists involved in and heavily committed to research and education in these fields. Field-based research programs bring our faculty and students to every continent on the planet to collect observational data, and our state-of-the art laboratory and computing facilities allow for sophisticated analytical and numerical study of Earth systems. Our department is a leader in cross-campus interdisciplinary research and educational programs, including those in water science. Our research is recognized nationally and internationally, and receives significant and consistent external funding. Our students are broadly trained in field work, geochemical and geophysical methods, quantitative analysis, and professional skills, preparing scholar-scientists sought-after by employers; accordingly, our graduates are well placed in academic, government, and private sector positions.