Enhancing Diversity in Geoscience Graduate Education (EDGE) November 5-6, 2020

The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin invites students with strong academic records* who will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community at the school to submit an application to attend the virtual JSG EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Geosciences Graduate School Education–Graduate School Preview November 5-6, 2020. This program is based on the successful EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) programs funded by the National Science Foundation.


The JSG EDGE  is designed to encourage US citizens and permanent residents traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences to apply to train with JSG faculty and research scientists whose research agendas are of interest to the students.

At the JSG EDGE 2020, students meet virtually with Jackson School of Geosciences faculty and research scientists interested in training diverse graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary geoscience research for the lasting benefit of humankind. Students will also meet with current JSG graduate students via a panel and social mixers, hear about some of the research at JSG via lightning talks by faculty and research scientists, and take virtual tours of JSG labs.

Selected applicants learn about the graduate school application process, funding opportunities, and about interdisciplinary research training opportunities in the geosciences for students with Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geology and other STEM degrees.


*Applicants to our graduate program are expected to have completed a minimum of two college-level courses in calculus and 4 courses completed in at least 2 of the following areas: physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Additional courses in geological sciences, including field training appropriate for the subject of interest, depend on the particular area within the geosciences that a student wishes to study. Specific programs may require additional prerequisite coursework.


EDGE 2019 Participants

Edge 2019 Applicant Headshots