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Events

SEP
30

UTIG Seminar Series: Lorna Kearns, UTIG

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRC 196/ROC 1.603

SEP
30

Philip Bennett retirement celebration

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Holland Family Student Center at the Jackson School of Geosciences

OCT
01

Tailgate - UT vs. West Virginia

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jackson School of Geosciences - The Holland Family Student Center

OCT
04

RoKafe

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
JGB 2.104A

OCT
04

Faculty Meeting

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
JGB 4.102 (Barrow)

OCT
06

DeFord Lecture | Brad Foley

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324 (Boyd Auditorium)

Research & Education Programs

The Department of Geological Sciences seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions in earth science and address some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century for the benefit of society.

Founded in 1888, UT Austin’s Department of Geological Sciences—the academic unit of the Jackson School of Geosciences—is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious geoscience programs in the world. The graduate program in the top ten nationally for Earth sciences, the only program in Texas with this distinction.

With over 40 faculty members and a research program addressing the most pressing issues of the 21st century—climate, water, energy transition,natural resources, or natural disasters—while exploring fundamental questions in Earth and planetary sciences, the Department is among the largest and most academically diverse in the world. The Department offers unparalleled field, computational and analytical laboratory research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students—one of the largest combined enrollments of any major geosciences program—and has over 5,000 alumni.