Get Involved

As geoscientists, we know that the geosciences are an exciting, high-tech career choice with plenty of job opportunities. But many students are rarely exposed to geosciences careers. Help us change that by engaging with your local community and the Jackson School of Geosciences network.

Spread the Word: Impactful Outreach Programs in the Jackson School of Geosciences

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  • GeoFORCE Texas is an outreach program designed to increase the number of students pursuing STEM degrees and careers, especially in the geosciences.
  • Jackson School Geoscience Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate student scientists who are working to change assumptions about who gets to be a geoscientist and what geoscientists do. Share their stories!
  • Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute (ESI), this nationally recognized series platforms leading researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. Events are held six times a year (on-campus or virtually).
  • Switch Energy Alliance engages students and the general public about energy resources and the future of energy.
  • Keep up with the latest Jackson School research and community accomplishments on social media! Follow the Jackson School on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and share the news with your network.

Alumni Spotlights: Careers in the Geosciences and Beyond

Learning about alumni career paths is a wonderful way for students to discover new possibilities and to connect with fellow geoscientists. See what some of our alumni have been up to since graduating, and read the advice they have for students interested in geosciences. If you are interested in sharing your career story, please contact Jennifer Jordan at the Jackson School Career Center.

Engage Your Community in Outreach

Are you interested in communicating the value of geosciences to a local audience or sharing the impact that your geosciences education has had on you? Resources are available to get you started. Contact the FANs board Outreach Director, Sebastian Cardona, for more information.

Get Involved: Outreach Opportunities

As an alumnus of the Jackson School of Geosciences, you have expertise, insight, and career perspective to share. Volunteer to support the Jackson School’s network in the following areas: 

  • Share your expertise, advice, and personal experience with students through the alumni mentoring program
  • Judge and provide feedback on student research projects
  • Help students prepare for the workforce by conducting mock job interviews
  • Support the GeoFORCE program and summer academies as a professional mentor, alumni mentor, instructor, or educational coach
  • Share your geosciences knowledge and experience with K-12 classrooms as an in-person or virtual guest speaker

If you are interested in more information about volunteer opportunities, please click on the links below to learn more: