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Earth and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio is a comprehensive academic unit that offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees.

We are committed to your success. That's why we offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. At UTSA you will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support.

Our faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas and are dedicated to the university mission of discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service.

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GeoEngage, a new program targeting undergraduate students, will begin in the Fall 2022 semester. Its aim is to broaden participation of students pursuing a major or minor in geoscience using a three-phase early intervention strategy.

Funded by the National Science Foundation for three years, the project is collaborative between UTSA and Northwest Vista College and is led by Dr. Judy Haschenburger. Co-PIs are Dr. Alex Godet and Ms. Janet Vote, UTSA, and Ms. Dustin Smyth, Northwest Vista.


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Drs. Saugata Datta and Harshad Kulkarni awarded NSF RAPID grant to research impacts of wildfire on volcanic (lava tube) water chemistry


PhD students Tom Varner and Mansi Joshi on teams that placed first and second in Transdisciplinary Team Grand Challenge: Water
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Ben Cardenas

Meet Dr. Ben Cardenas, a postdoc at Caltech who graduated from UTSA with his BS in Geology in 2012
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Ashley Aguilar

Graduate student Ashley Aguilar awarded On to the Future grant for GSA Connects 2021

Yongli Gao

Dr. Yongli Gao's group published article in nature communications
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The NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments has undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research opportunities available.
» Research Opportunities Announcement
» Postdoctoral Position Announcement

Geospatial Fellows Webinar Series

Mondays 4-5 pm
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