G.L.O.W. (Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women)

The University of Texas at Austin’s Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women (GLOW) is a group within the Jackson School of Geosciences that promotes leadership, outreach, and community within earth sciences, impacting all members of the geoscience community. We strive to connect and empower students in the geosciences, provide members with important resources and knowledge concerning issues that women face in the geosciences, and encourage a sense of belonging within JSG.

Empowering Women in the Earth Sciences

Who We Serve

GLOW was created by undergraduate students to encourage undergraduates, graduates, staff, and faculty member to work together to improve retention of women in the array of geoscience careers (e.g. industry, academia) as well as increase the rates of young women and girls in primary schools considering science as an option of future education and careers.

What We Do

We perform outreach activities with schools (e.g. the Ann Richards School, UT, and local primary education schools) as well as regional groups (e.g. YMCA and Girl Scouts) to provide fun, educational demonstrations and activities to teach young girls more about the earth. These include discussing: hydrogeology, the energy industry, paleontology, "deep time", and conservation of the earth's resources. We also foster a strong sense of community by having regular social activities and hosting events to bring all levels of scientists together.