GeoFORCE Monthly

GeoFORCE Monthly is a newsletter released on or around the 15th of every month with highlights from current students, alumni, and staff.

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You can see all past issues below:


June– GeoFORCE College Intern Spotlights: Lydia Hamilton & Stephanie Inclan

May– Alumni Highlight: Geoscience Graduates James Sun and Juan Vasquez & STEM Graduates

April– Alumni Highlight: Sean Santellanes

March – Alumni Highlight: Priscila Paez & GeoFORCE at JSG Symposium

February – Summer Spotlight: Ph.D. Student & Instructor Richard Kilburn

January– Professional Development: Corporate Engagement & Career Fair Tips


December– GeoFORCE at AGU 2023 & 12th Grade Student’s Experience

November– Alumni Spotlight: Alton Dodd & Information on Staff Applications for Summer 2024

October– Enchanted Rock: A Spooky Spectacle

September – GeoFORCE’s First Year Geoscience Majors & Alumni Spotlight: Gabriel Villaseñor

Summer (June – August) – GeoFORCE Summer 2023 Re-Cap

May – Alumni Spotlight: Lainie Stone & Alumni Resources and Opportunities

April – Summer Staff Spotlight: Rachel Breunig & New Staff Spotlight: Eleanor Cote, Mitchel Lambert, Jennifer Peña


December – Alumni Spotlight: Eleanor Cote & Staff Applications for Summer 2023

November – Alumni Spotlight: Leslie Jordan & Program Spotlight: GeoFORCE Summer Academies, Awards, and Scholarships

May – Program Spotlight: Summer Academies & Alumni Highlights: New College Grads

April – Alumni Spotlight: structural engineer Carlos Rodriguez & Highlight: GeoFORCE Coordinator recon trip)

March – Alumni Spotlight: geology Master’s student Fabian Pena & Champions of Diversity Research Opportunity

February – Alumni Spotlight: engineering intern Christian Victoria & Celebrating Shell’s $2 Million Giving Milestone

January – New Coordinator: Carlton Mueller & Alumni Spotlight: Georgia Tech Ph.D. student Dante Angelo Tarzona


December – GeoFORCE at AGU 2021 & Alumni Spotlight: Solar Project Development Engineer Jennifer Nguyen

November – Information on Volunteer and Staff Applications for Summer 2022

October – Alumni Spotlight: New GeoFORCE Coordinator Linda Quintero

September – Alumni Spotlights: First Year Geoscience Majors & Program Spotlight: Inaugural GeoFORCE Senior Recognition and Awards Event

August – Program Spotlight: GeoFORCE Summer 2021 Virtual Academies & Alumni Spotlight: Penn State Master’s student Kaelie Contreras

July – Alumni Spotlight: Shell employee Caleb McBride & a job opportunity with Cameron, a Schlumberger Company

June – Alumni Spotlight: JSG Ph.D. student Hector Garza & Program Spotlight: #SummerFORCE Instagram Challenge

May – Alumni Spotlight: New GeoFORCE Summer Assistant Katherine Garcia

April – Alumni Spotlight: Entering JSG geology major Enrique Morales & Program Spotlight: Schlumberger BRIDGES Conference

March – Mentor Spotlight: Chevron employee Jessica Parker & Alumni Spotlight: Penn State master’s student Victor Garcia

February – Alumni Spotlight: JSG master’s student Daniel Campos & Black History in the Geosciences

January – 2020 Year in Review & Alumni Spotlight: JSG master’s student Nicole Gonzalez


December – Donation Spotlight: $1 Million Match Gift & Alumni Spotlight: Chemistry graduate Jada Siverand

November – Alumni Spotlight: high school science teacher Enrique Reyes & Program Spotlight: EDGE

October – Alumni Spotlights: First Year Geology Majors

September – Alumni Spotlight: Peterbilt Motor Company employee Teresa Gaitan & Staff Spotlight: University of Connecticut Postdoc Fellow Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland

August – Alumni Spotlight: Geology graduate Thomas Quintero & Program Spotlight: Geo-VISION Research Traineeship Experience

July – Alumni Spotlight: Canyon Lake Water Service Company employee Laura Gloria & Program Spotlight: GeoFORCE Virtual Summer Academies

June – Alumni Spotlight: University of Houston geology student Korbin Lawson & Mentor Spotlight: Halliburton employee Abayomi Olufowoshe

May – Alumni Spotlight: ExxonMobil employee David Splawn & Broader Impacts in K-12: Career Chats

April – Alumni Spotlight: NSF Science Assistant Marissa Vara & Staff Spotlight: Geoscience education researcher Kathy Ellins

March – Alumni Spotlight: Bureau of Economic Geology employee Shukuru Makanyaga & Broader Impacts in K-12: Outreach with AVID scholars

February – Broader Impacts in K-12: GEAR UP Partnership & Alumni Spotlight: University of Houston PhD student Stephanie Suarez

January – Alumni Spotlight: Repsol employee Isaak Ruiz & Broader Impacts in K-12: AGU Bright STaRS 2019