The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University on the New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus represents a community of students, faculty members, and research scientists engaged in the exploration of a wide variety of geological problems. Our Department offers both challenging and comprehensive instruction, and students are encouraged to become vital members of this research community. Interdisciplinary studies are fostered through the Quaternary Studies Program, the Graduate Certificate Program in Engineering Geophysics, and our close ties to the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. A weekly Geology Colloquium brings a wide variety of Earth Scientists to our Department to discuss their latest research results and new techniques. Our Geology Museum features geological exhibits on local geology, and is open to the public.