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Geosciences begin with the ground we walk on, delve inward to the center of the Earth and expand outward to other planetary bodies in our solar system. Time spans of interest to geoscientists range from the formation of the solar system through the evolution of the continents, atmosphere, biosphere, and natural resources to the present day.
Geoscientists study the composition, structure, and history of our surroundings and ultimately provide us with a better sense of ourselves, the universe around us, and our connection to everything.
Geoscientists employ remote sensing and geospatial information sciences technology while working on ships, climbing mountains, studying volcanoes, and digging for dinosaur bones in the desert. Geosciences careers appeal to those who enjoy working outdoors and traveling places both domestic as well as international.
The mission of the Department of Geosciences is to deliver a challenging, stimulating, and useful education in geosciences to undergraduates and graduates at all degree levels and to add to our understanding of the Earth through the research of students, faculty, and staff.
Jan. 20: Rachel Schdder, "A Regional Assessment of Volcanic and Terrigenous Inputs to the Western Pacific Ocean "subduction Factory"
Feb. 17: Matt Siegler (SMU/UTD), Title: "Lunar Ice, true polar wander, and the interior evolution of the Moon"
Feb. 24: Donald Siegel (Syracuse U.) "Fracked, Tarred, and Feathered: What Happens When Academic Scientists Do Science Related to Public Policy"
March 24: Paul Sylvester TTU, Lubbock, TX "Age and Origin of the Impact Melt Sheet at Mistastin Lake crater, Labrador"
April 14: (President, Basin Dynamics LLC) Deep-water petroleum reservoirs and their outcrop analogues"
April 17: 11:30a-12:30p: Dr. Paul Hatchell, SEG 1Q/2Q Distinguished Lecturer, from Shell Getting more for less: Frequent low-cost seismic monitoring solutions for offshore fields"
April 17: 3:00-4:00p Dr. Paul Hatchell, SEG 1Q/2Q Distinguished Lecturer, from Shell, "Time-lapse seismic monitoring of reservoir deformation"
Q&A with Arden Wells, Future Geoscientist, Newest NSF Fellow (more)
UT Dallas places 2nd at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Imperial Barrell Award Program (read more)