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news image Dr. Newfel Mazari, a former PhD student and part time lecturer in the department, featured on KSAT 12 News Nightbeat » see video
news image Dr. Hongjie Xie's idea leads to creation of web-based open source dashboard of North Pole » read more
news image Dr. Hongjie Xie and Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez awarded $597K NSF collaborative grant to study sea ice with George Mason University and Missouri State University
news image Dr. Hongjie Xie is the UTSA PI on a $471K NASA grant to study impacts of cloud-lead coupling on the surface energy budget of the Arctic sea ice-atmosphere system
news image Dr. Marina Suarez named a 2018 Emerging Scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education » read more
news image Rotary Global Education Grant will help senior Kuzipa Kapayi bring clean water to Africa » read more


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The Polar and Climate Sciences group is looking for a graduate/PhD student to work on an NSF-funded project.
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The Department of Geological Sciences at UTSA hosts seminars given by guest speakers from around the world. Click here to see the seminar schedule.