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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.


Yongli Gao

Dr. Yongli Gao's group published article in nature communications
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Dr. Alan Whittington

UTSA team GEE-ISD placed third in NSIN Polar Vortex Hackathon

Saugata Datta

Dr. Saugata Datta is the faculty lead for new collaborative program aimed to increase student diversity in research
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Hongjie Xie

Dr. Hongjie Xie featured in the College of Sciences' Faculty spotlight
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Graduate students Ashley Aguilar and Karen Mendiondo featured in MIRO Program web article

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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

The Chemical Hydrology and Mass Spectrometry Lab has an opening for a doctoral student interested in soil sensor technology, soil physics, and soil chemistry.
» application

Geospatial Fellows Webinar Series

Mondays 4-5 pm
» past and upcoming seminars