The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) became official this past fall and has been promised 14 new faculty positions by the ASU administration. SESE Director Kip Hodges says the hiring will likely be spread over a few years.
ASU is also committing to a new building for SESE in time for the 2009 school year.
Arizona is already a powerhouse in the earth sciences. This expansion at ASU is an incredible endorsement of the importance of geology to the future of the state.