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The NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments has undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research opportunities available.
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The Chemical Hydrology and Mass Spectrometry Lab has an opening for a doctoral student interested in soil sensor technology, soil physics, and soil chemistry.
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Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Academic Achievers!

President’s List
Yarima Cortinas, Ross Glore, Amy Hasegawa, and Noah Klitus

Dean's List
Kayla Bishop, Jaydne Blomfield, Eliana Carmona, Ainsley Cindric, Isaias Medina, Austin Patridge, Justin Sharpe, and Deashia Williams

Honor Roll
Wesley Arrizon, Salem Ashley, Tiffany Barker-Edwards, Jose Cardenas, David Garcia, Richard Gonzalez, Michael Molini, Crystal Moreland, Daniela Presas, Alexis Sansing, Alexandra Snow, and Mallory Wilkins

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Follow the MOSAiC Arctic expedition for real time information and activities.


Student News
news image Geology MS graduate Rebecca Nunu received UTSA Graduate School’s Outstanding Thesis Award
news image Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (national honors society for Earth Sciences) approved and registered as an official student organization on campus
news image ESE PhD student Younghyun Koo participated in an IPCC Group Review
news image Geology student Maria Solis pictured in field camp article in the December 2020 GSA Today » read more
Faculty News
snow Stephen Ackley, Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez, and Dr. Hongjie Xie among those who signed the open letter from Texas climate scientists. » read more
Dr. Saugata Datta Dr. Saugata Datta talks about environmental regulation changes and studying the impacts to our ecosystem » read more
IWRSP water cycle Institute for Water Research, Sustainability and Policy to explore the resource’s impact on society » read more
Mars landscape NASA MIRO CAMEE hosts inaugural conference » read more

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UTSA Hosts First Earth Symposium Online
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