Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1826 in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences offers a broad background in the various disciplines of the geosciences. Although the department is housed in a building constructed in 1896, it features state of the art classroom and lab spaces. The newly renovated Petrology Lab is the latest addition. “The last time the space had been renovated was in the 1970s,” stated John Wilson, Laboratory Coordinator at Lafayette.