A K-12 outreach program of the Jackson School

GeoFORCE Monthly

GeoFORCE Monthly is a newsletter released on or around the 15th of every month with highlights from current students, alumni, and staff. If you would like to subscribe to this digital newsletter, please email us at geoforce@jsg.utexas.edu with a request to join the mailing list. You can see all past issues below:


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)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

May (Alumni Spotlight: New GeoFORCE Summer Assistant Katherine Garcia)

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

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

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

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

October (Alumni Spotlight: New GeoFORCE Coordinator Linda Quintero)

November (Information on Volunteer and Staff Applications for Summer 2022)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October (Alumni Spotlights: First Year Geology Majors)

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

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