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
UTEP graduate students Yvette Pereyra, Jacqueline Engel, Syprose Nyachoti (faculty advisor Lin Ma), Anna Ortiz (faculty advisor Lixin Jin), Ezer Patlan, Lennox Thompson, Azucena Zamora, Richard Alfaro-Diaz (faculty advisor Aaron Velasco), Joe Collins (faculty advisor Tom Gill), Tony Alvarez, Munazzam Ali (faculty advisor Phil Goodell), John Olguin (faculty advisor Deana Pennington) presented research at the 47th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), December 15-19, 2014 in the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California. The AGU fall meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world with more than 25,000 scientists discussing emerging trends and the latest research in cutting-edge science. Our students presented and discussed their graduate research projects and original results with top scientists in their respective fields from the world. The students' research projects include topics ranging from geochemistry, environmental sciences, atmospheric and surface processes, geophysics, geoarchaeology and soil sciences, all supported by funding agencies such as NSF, USGS, and EPA. Some students also received travel support from UTEP Graduate School, College of Science, and Department of Geological Sciences.
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!