Steve Cox graduated from University of Puget Sound in 1978 with a degree in Environmental Science, then went to work at Brown & Haley for two years. He was then hired as a temporary employee by the USGS to help on the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, and contoured on at the Cascades Volcano Observatory for two years. During this time, he attended the UW as a Post-Bachelors non-matriculating student in Geology; he strengthened his geology expertise by taking all their Geology classes except Paleontology. In 1983, he joined the groundwater water quality section of the USGS’s Washington water science center in Tacoma.
In Feb. 2019, Steve discussed methods and results of “Dating groundwater in Puget Sound.” (Updated Oct. 2021)