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.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applications for the following positions
Assistant Professor–Planetary Science

Assistant Professor–Planetary Systems Modeling

Review of applications starts November 1, 2022

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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 Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Organic Contaminants and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
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Weldon Hammond

In Memorium

UTSA College of Sciences honors the legacy of Associate Professor Emeritus Weldon Woolf Hammond, Jr.
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Meet Our Research Faculty


Steven Hollan

MS student Steven Hollan elected as GSA Geology and Health student representative

Alan Whittington

Dr. Alan Whittington's "Moon Life" article on page 20 of the Spring 2023 Sombrilla
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Tiffany Barker-Edwards

Congratulations to Tiffany Barker-Edwards, 2022 Dean’s Fund for Excellence Award recipient
COS News »

Heidi Harwick

#AwesomeAlum: Heidi Harwick
Heidi is a 2022 Geosciences MS graduate
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EPS Newsletter
EPS Social - August 26, 2022
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