2020 News


Geology Student Maria Solis Pictured in Field Camp Article in the December 2020 GSA Today
The photo of Maria mapping conglomerates in Wilson County was taken during Janet Vote's Summer 2020 field camp session.
» GSA Today


Geology MS Student Ashley Aguilar Awarded 2020 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Grant
The DDETFP awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.


#AwesomeAlum: Juan-Marcel Campos
Juan-Marcel (Class of 2020) is a geologist with the United States Geological Survey.
» #AwesomeAlum


UTSA Hosts First Earth Symposium Online
UTSA's Department of Geological Sciences and Department of Environmental Science and Ecology recently hosted the first UTSA Earth Symposium fully online.
» COS Blog


Institute for Water Research, Sustainability and Policy to Explore the Resource's Impact on Society
The institute brings together faculty across UTSA to collaborate in the areas of water quality, water quantity, flood control, and water policy.
» UTSA Today


NASA MIRO CAMEE Hosts Inaugural Conference
Researchers from UTSA, external partners, and students presented their research in a virtual format.
» UTSA Today


Dr. Alexis Godet Selected to Receive a Lutcher Brown Professorship
Congratulations on this distinguished university honor!
» UTSA Today


Geology MS students Katrina Poling and Robert Salinas among the COVID-19 Transdisciplinary Team Grand Challenge Winners
Their team's proposal was "Wastewater Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 for Monitoring Community-wide Disease Outbreak in San Antonio, Texas." Challenge winners came from five teams made up of 22 graduate students working across research disciplines.
» UTSA Today


ESE PhD Students Jullian Williams and Younghyun Koo among the COVID-19 Transdisciplinary Team Grand Challenge Winners
Their team's proposal was "Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in Texas." Challenge winners came from five teams made up of 22 graduate students working across research disciplines.
» UTSA Today


NASA MIRO CAMEE Hosts Virtual Teacher Workshop
Ten K–12 teachers participated in a two-day professional development workshop hosted by the NASA MIRO Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE) in collaboration with the Dee Howard Foundation.
» UTSA Today


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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