Earth and Planetary Sciences

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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.


Karen Mendiondo

PhD student Karen Mendiondo featured in San Antonio Woman's STEM Showcase
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Alberto Mestas-Nuñez

University Excellence Award winner:
Innovation & Impact Award, team member - Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez
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MS student Jordan Arnold received the Graduate School Award for Outstanding Thesis in the College of Sciences
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PhD student Tom Varner qualified for a Fulbright Scholarship

Angie De La Cruz

MS student Angie De La Cruz awarded STGS Jones-Amsbury Research Grant

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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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Geospatial Fellows Webinar Series

Mondays 4-5 pm
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