What is the Graduate Studies Committee

Graduate student Ryan Ewing came to the Jackson School to work with Gary Kocurek, one of the world’s top experts on Aeolian processes.

Graduate student Ryan Ewing came to the Jackson School to work with Gary Kocurek, one of the world’s top experts on Aeolian processes.

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) consists of faculty and research scientists who are active participants in the Jackson School of Geosciences graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. The GSC recommends students for admission to the program, sets program-specific requirements for the graduate degrees in geosciences, and recommends students for admission to candidacy for degrees. The Graduate Adviser is the chairperson of the GSC. The GSC has two subcommittees: the GSC Curriculum Committee and the GSC Admissions and Support Committee.

Curriculum Committee Members

Peter Flemings (chair)
Dan Breecker
Bayani Cardenas
Sean Gulick
Marc Hesse
Bridget Scanlon
Ronald Steel

Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Nominations for the annual JSG Best Graduate Student Paper Award are accepted each spring by the JSG Theme Leaders. Nominations must include a digital copy of the publication and a brief (less than 1 page) statement of why the paper should be considered. For more information, click here.

Annual Jackson School Research Symposium

Each spring, over 100 Graduate and Undergraduate students present their research to the Jackson School community through poster sessions in a day long symposium. Judges from industry and academia select first and second place winners in the following categories: Best Undergraduate Posters, Best Early Career (1st Year) Posters, Best Late Career (M.S.) Posters, Best Late Career (PhD) Posters, and Best Represented Research Groups. Read about past winners and more.