2020 News


Grant-Winning PhD Student Tom Varner Has a Passion for Science and Environment
After completing the Environmental Science and Engineering PhD program, Tom plans to pursue a career involving the management and protection of water resources.
» UTSA Today

Six Students Recieve UTSA Graduate School Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to MS students Miguel Bernardo, Karen Mendiondo, and Robert Salinas and PhD students Younghyun Koo, Salman Sakib, and Liuxi Tian.

Nine Students Recieve Amy Shelton and V.H. McNutt Endowed Presidential Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to Faruk Agoro, Angie De La Cruz, Samantha Hensely, Justice Lira, Karen Mendiondo, Karsen Moeller, Thomas Norstrand, Pratistha Sharma, and Sergio Teran.

Dr. Alexis Godet Awarded 1-year $145,232 NSF RAPID: Collaborative Research Grant
Dr. Godet is PI of "Digitizing Early Cretaceous dinosaur trackways to preserve the geological heritage of central Texas," a collaboration between UTSA, The Witte Museum (Dr. Thomas Adams), Trinity University (Dr. Dan Lehrmann), and the University of Kansas (Dr. Marina Suarez).

Geology MS Student Thomas Nordstrand Collects Hailstones in Burkburnett
Thomas will study the water and how it collects on the hailstone.
» Texoma News Network

Congratulations to ESE PhD Student Tom Varner on Receiving a Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant
The primary role of the Geological Society of America (GSA) research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research.

Geology Undergraduate Student Ethan Fagan Received the South Texas Geological Society UTSA Chair Award
The award goes to a meritorious, needy, or otherwise qualified student as recommended to the chair by the Department Scholarship Committee.

Geology Undergraduate Student Maria Solis Selected to Receive a J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship
Maria was one of only 15 students nationwide selected by the Geological Society of America to receive the award.

#ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike: Karen Mendiondo
Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in Geology from UTSA and is now a second-year student in the M.S. Geology program.
» #ThisIsWhatAScientistLooksLike

Dr. Hongjie Xie and ESE PhD Student YoungHyun Koo Have Developed an Interactive Mapping Tool for Texas to Fight the COVID-19 Outbreak
Updated daily, the map reflects the cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Texas.
» Map | UTSA Today

$2.5 Million In-Kind Software License Will Enable Students and Researchers to Study Structural Geology
Dr. Alexis Godet has been leading the university’s efforts to test, use, and teach the software to undergraduate and graduate students.
» UTSA Today

ESE PhD Students YoungHyun Koo and Jullian Williams Attended Snow Measurement Field School in New Hampshire
Hosted by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI), the program offered an experiential learning opportunity for participants to dive into snow science.
» COS Blog

Going to Extremes - NASA Helps Launch New UTSA Environmental Research Center
Sombrilla Magazine story highlights the NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE).
» Sombrilla Magazine

Geology MS Student Karen Mendiondo Selected to Receive AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award
The Outstanding Student Presentation Awards promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the Earth and space sciences.
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