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Past Events: 2017

Spring 2017 End-of-Semester Symposium

April 29

Students shared their research experience during the program symposium. Research topics included:

  • Orientation, Petrology and Shape of Mafic Enclaves of the Enchanted Rock Batholith (supervisor: Dr. Walter Gray)
  • Downstream Fining of Sediments in the San Antonio River (supervisor: Dr. Judy Haschenburger)
  • Preparing of Ammonoid Samples for Suture Examination and Microscope Analysis (supervisor: Dr. Lance Lambert)
  • Climate Change and the Mayan Collapse: High Resolution Paleoclimate Reconstruction from Speleothem Records in Belize (supervisor: Dr. Jessica Kelley)
  • Precision Drawing of Ammonoid Sutures to Demonstrate a Hypothesis (supervisor: Dr. Lance Lambert)
  • Methods Utilized in Carbon Isotope Chemostratigraphy of Cretaceous Strata in Northwest China (supervisor: Dr. Marina Suarez)
  • Geochemical Assessment of Albian Environmental Conditions in Big Bend National Park: the Glen Rose Formation (supervisor: Dr. Godet)
  • Paleoclimate: Analytical Methods of the Xinminpu Group, Hensel, and Yucca Formations (supervisor: Dr. Marina Suarez)
  • Observing the Change in Characteristics between the Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Loop Current in Real Time (supervisor: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez)
  • Analysis of Petroleum Institute of Petroleum Institute Wadi Naqab Samples from Triassic-Jurassic (T-J) boundary (supervisor: Dr. Marina Suarez)
  • Tracer Test to Determine the Groundwater Boundaries between the Nueces, Llano, and West Nueces Rivers, Edwards County, Texas (supervisor: Dr. Yongli Gao)
  • Assessment of Size Selective Transport in a Matrix Bed Material (supervisor: Dr. Judy Haschenburger)
  • Coding Sea Glider Drone Senor Data with MATLAB (supervisor: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez)


Fall 2017 Professional Workshops

September 15-17

Modules offered during the annual Texas Hydro-Geo Workshop. Water Resources and Geo-Environmental Assessment career tracks.

November 4-5

Introduction to seismic interpretation, short course offered during the annual convention of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. Energy Resources career track.

Fall 2017 End-of-Semester Symposium

December 2

Students shared their internship experience during the program symposium. Externships were performed at the following companies:

  • Energy Resources: Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, BlackBrush Oil & Gas L.P., Lilis Energy
  • Water Resources: Edwards Aquifer Authority, U.S. Geological Survey, San Antonio River Authority
  • Geo-Environmental Assessment: Terracon, Raba Kistner, San Antonio Testing Lab

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1600542. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.