The Jackson School is home to the country’s largest academic geosciences community with 150 research scientists and faculty members and the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of any major earth science program. We claim almost 5000 alumni around the globe, representing some of the finest earth science minds in the business.
The school was established in 2005, uniting one of the country’s oldest academic departments of geosciences with two world-renowned research units: the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The University deemed the creation of the school when the late John A. Jackson bequeathed assets valued at over $250 million to the Geology Foundation. That gift, in partnership with the long established resources of the Foundation, has enabled an era of unprecedented growth in geoscience education and research at the university.
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The University of Texas at Austin has awarded degrees in the geosciences for more than 125 years, and the Jackson School is proud to claim over 5000 alumni. This prestigious group represents some of the finest earth science minds in the business. The school created the Friends and Alumni Network (FANs) to keep all UT geo graduates and friends with an interest in the geosciences connected.Read More