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
Five graduate students from the Department of Geological Sciences have been awarded GSA Student Research Grants! Congratulations to Anna Ortiz, Joe Collins, Josh McFarland, Collin Gray, and Ally Mast. The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. More information on the funding program can be found here .
Geophysics Master's student Will Seelig was selected to go to an all expense paid Earthscope Eastern North America seismic refraction workshop at UT Austin. Participants in this workshop will learn how to identify seismic phases, pick arrival times, and invert for crustal seismic velocity structure along geophysical transects. This workshop is for early-career scientists who want to gain experience with the analysis of active-source seismic refraction data, where they will engage in hands-on learning accompanied by lectures explaining the basic assumptions and geophysical theory behind the seismic refraction methods. More information about the workshop can be found at http://geoprisms.org/initiatives-sites/rie/enam/enam-seismic-refraction-processing-workshop/.
Our UTEP Imperial Barrel Award Team took 1st Place in Southwest Section of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Competition.
Next station for our team is the international Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition in Denver, where the 6 winning teams form the U.S. sections (Eastern, Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Southwest) and the 6 winning teams from the global sections (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East) will compete for the Imperial Barrel Award. We wish our team all the best for the preparation for the final competition!
In 2015, APO Student Award for the Department of Geological Sciences goes to Myra Guerrero! Congratulations!
The Alpha Phi Omega Engineering Fraternity (APO) was founded in 1919 at the Texas College of Mines. It is a social fraternity for Engineering and Geology students with high GPAs. More about APO Scholars here.