About Us Homecoming 2014
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Geological Sciences. The Chair will join a growing, research-intensive department that is housed within a national research university. We are looking for an individual who can support our continued expansion, build on our strengths, and lead the development and implementation of new opportunities at this exciting time in our institution's history. Read the full advertisement.
Additionally, the College of Science at UTEP invites applications for the position Associate Dean for Research. Check out our advertisement at Science Careers.
The Department of Geological Sciences offers degree programs in both Geological Sciences and Environmental Sciences in conjunction with faculty from the Biological Science and Chemistry departments.
Graduate contact Adriana E. Perez
Geological Sciences Program
Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Geological Sciences with concentration in
Master's of Science (M.S.) in Geological Sciences
Master's of Science (M.S.) in Geophysics
Ph.D. in Geological Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Environmental Sciences with concentration in
Master's of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Science
Ph.D. student Sandra Hardy shines again! Ms. Hardy has been awarded a grant to attend the Active Deformation, Faults, & Earthquakes from Measurements to Models School in Barcelonnette, France from February 7-13, 2015. The award includes travel, meals and accommodations provided by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. The thematic school will cover the techniques used to study active deformation as well as an overview on the current models. The different topics include GPS, InSAR, optic correlation, earthquake seismology, fracture mechanics, fault geometry, geomorphology, dating techniques, paleoseismology, rheology and friction and earthquake cycle modeling.
Azucena Zamora is Ph.D. student in the Computational Science program under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Velasco. In the last year she has been successful in attaining a number of presentation and travel awards including; Best Student Poster at the UTEP 2014 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium; Best Poster at the 2014 UTEP Graduate Student Research Expo; UTEP Graduate School Travel Grant to attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco; and 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Travel Award to attend the 2015 ERN Conference in STEM in Washington, D.C.
Well done Azucena!
Ph.D. student Sandra Hardy is featured in the November NASA OSSI Student Spotlight. Ms. Hardy, a geophysics student under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Velasco, previously interned at the Marshall Space Flight Center where she developed her interest in digital image processing, a vital component of her Ph.D. research. Sandy plans to do another internship with NASA in the upcoming summer. Check out Sandy’s Spotlight!
NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted pictures of El Paso from space, with the UTEP campus clearly visible in the photo and gave a shout out to UTEP and his "geology friends"!
Department of Geological Sciences professor Dr. Jose Hurtado helped train Reid and other NASA, Canadian, and Japanese astronauts in the 2009 class in the field on several NASA field trips during 2010-2011. In addition, Reid participated in an individual training experience as an embedded member of Dr. Hurtado's research group working with Dr. Hurtado and his students within the Department of Geological Sciences on the UTEP campus and in the field at Kilbourne Hole. On November 9th, Reid Wiseman and 2 other astronauts will depart the International Space Station, bringing Expedition 41 to a close.
Follow Reid Wiseman and the 41 expedition team and watch the NASA TV coverage of the ISS Expedition 41/Soyuz TMA-13M Undocking that will return Reid and his colleagues to Earth (starts at 7:15pm ET, Nov. 9th).
From all of us at UTEP and the Department of Geological Sciences – Thanks for the fantastic photo!