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College Of Geosciences New Year’s Resolutions

Dec 18, 2020

Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas discusses two of the college’s ambitions for 2021.

Geosciences Honors Faculty And Staff With 2020 Awards

Dec 17, 2020

The recipients will be formally recognized at an online event Jan. 15, 2021.

December 2020 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

Dec 17, 2020

The College of Geosciences graduation celebration was held Dec. 9.

Geology And Geophysics Student Awarded Houston Geological Society Top Scholarship

Dec 17, 2020

Geology and Geophysics Fast Track Degree student Rachel Schroeder recently received the top undergraduate scholarship awarded by the Houston Geological Society.

Atmospheric Sciences Doctoral Candidate Wins Prestigious NASA Fellowship

Dec 17, 2020

Adam Bell was chosen as the quarterly winner of the NPP Award.

Geology And Geophysics Students Honored With Department Awards

Dec 16, 2020

The Department of Geology and Geophysics recently presented awards for teaching, research, and best research paper.

Steve DiMarco Named Marine Technology Society Fellow

Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Steve DiMarco was recently awarded the prestigious title of Marine Technology Society Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of ocean science and innovation.

Playground Designs Can Help Protect Children As Climate Warms, Experts Say

Dec 14, 2020

Texas A&M Geography doctoral student Daniel Vecellio is part of a team of experts providing the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) with data to help keep playgrounds comfortable and safe.

Texas A&M Oceanographer Joins Deep-Sea Mining Environmental Impact Assessment

Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Jessica Fitzsimmons will join researchers from the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology to assess the potential impacts of deep-sea mining in one of the largest studies of its kind to date.

Carbon-Loaded Peatlands Can’t Be Ignored, Texas A&M Scientist Says

Dec 7, 2020

Led by Texas A&M’s Dr. Julie Loisel and the University of Exeter, scientists from over 50 institutions agree: peatland carbon stocks are more vulnerable than previously thought, and preserving peatlands is essential to limiting climate warming.

Seven LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars Designated as Texas Sea Grant Scholars

Dec 1, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has funded seven undergraduate research scholars at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Galveston

New Fisheries Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

Nov 24, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has hired Alexis Sabine as the program’s new fisheries specialist.

David Cairns Named AAAS Fellow

Nov 24, 2020

The honor recognizes distinguished leaders in science for their extraordinary achievements.

Construction Update: Traci ’11 And Curtis Samford ‘83 Geosciences Career Center

Nov 24, 2020

Located in the O&M Building, the center’s renovation has made major progress this fall.

Colonel David Bacot ’90 Named Geosciences Senior Director Of Development

Nov 24, 2020

Bacot served a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force.

Gerald North Honored With 2020 AGU Ambassador Award

Nov 23, 2020

Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald North was honored for his tremendous contributions to science.

Memorial Gifts Honor Gary Reynolds

Nov 23, 2020

Former students, colleagues and friends honor Gary Reynolds ’88 ’92 and continue his legacy of serving others.

Texas A&M Expert: Drought Has Returned To Texas

Nov 20, 2020

State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon says drier and warmer conditions over much of the state could last until spring.

Texas A&M Students Produce "Our Earth Rising" Podcast In The College Of Geosciences

Nov 16, 2020

Gaining hands-on science communication experience, Texas A&M students led by Dr. Lindsay Sansom have released the first episode of an educational podcast this fall.

Meet Alexa Wood, New Geography Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nov 14, 2020

Dr. Alexa Wood is one of the first holders of the Geosciences Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Luis Martinez Named 2020 Pat Tillman Scholar

Nov 9, 2020

The geography Ph.D. student is one of 60 veterans to receive the honor nation-wide this year.

Study: How We Look At Our Climate Records Needs To Change

Nov 9, 2020

An international team including a Texas A&M researcher concluded that to predict future climate trends, more attention is needed regarding historical records from millions of years ago.

Meet Elizabeth Kenderes, New Geology And Geophysics Instructional Assistant Professor

Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Kenderes joined the Department of Geology and Geophysics this past summer.

Donald Hood Wins Award At Texas A&M Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Oct 30, 2020

The Department of Geology and Geophysics postdoctoral research associate received 2nd Place in the Flash-Talk Presentation competition at Texas A&M University’s Fourth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Texas A&M Geosciences Announces 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Oct 26, 2020

Four outstanding geoscientists will receive the awards during the virtual Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala Nov. 6.

Free Film Screening And Discussions Of “Picture A Scientist” Open To Texas A&M Community

Oct 21, 2020

The film will be screened for free Oct. 27, and Geosciences Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas will co-lead a panel discussion of the film Oct. 28, followed by a fieldwork panel discussion Oct. 29 co-organized by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Drilling Into The Past

Oct 21, 2020

Researchers share an inside look at the impact of the R. Ken Williams ’45 Radiogenic Isotope Geosciences Laboratory.

Texas A&M Oceanographer Co-Leading NOAA Research Task Force

Oct 21, 2020

Awarded nearly $800,000 in research funding, Texas A&M’s Dr. Colleen Petrik will co-lead a NOAA task force studying global fish populations in changing ocean environments.

Geography Ph.D. Student Selected For National Academies Science Policy Fellowship

Oct 20, 2020

John Schiff is one of nine recipients from throughout the country who received this prestigious fellowship.

Q&A: How Field Camp Adapted To Summer 2020

Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Brent Miller discusses how this summer’s Department of Geology and Geophysics field camp course adapted to COVID-19 safety precautions and transformed the field experience by going totally online.

Berg-Hughes Center Awarded More Than $1 Million For Multidisciplinary Research

Oct 12, 2020

Faculty in the Colleges of Geosciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Science will contribute to the two large research projects, both managed by the Berg-Hughes Center.

Feed the Fleet Event Gives Back to Fishermen Affected by Recent Storms

Oct 9, 2020

Texas Sea Grant joined other Texas and Louisiana groups to provide supplies and food to fishermen of Cameron Parish, Louisiana at the Feed the Fleet event.

Raquel Bryant To Lead Geological Society Of America Pardee Symposium

Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Raquel Bryant, Geology and Geophysics postdoctoral research associate, will lead the Geological Society Of America Pardee Symposium, titled The Next Generation Of Geoscience Leaders: Strategies For Excellence In Diversity And Inclusion.

Texas A&M Expert: La Niña In Pacific May Affect Texas Weather

Sep 25, 2020

Cooler ocean waters tend to make drier and warmer conditions throughout the Southwest.

New Research Quantifies Mississippi River Floodwaters Diverted Into Lake Pontchartrain

Sep 25, 2020

Research by Texas A&M Oceanography graduate student Robert Iles tracks diverted Mississippi floodwaters throughout Lake Pontchartrain with satellite imagery.

Graduate Students Awarded SIPES And Houston Geological Society Scholarships

Sep 21, 2020

Five Geology and Geophysics Graduate students recently received scholarships from the Houston Geological Society and the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists Foundation.

Sea Grant Program Event Celebrates a Decade of Investment in Oil Spill Science Research

Sep 21, 2020

The event, hosted by Sea Grant’s Oil Spill Science Outreach Program, will showcase the accomplishments of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative in Texas.

Two Texas students begin NOAA Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship

Sep 14, 2020

The fellowship program was created to develop ocean acidification researchers in the Gulf of Mexico, a region expected to experience increased ocean acidification in the future.

Texas Sea Grant Aquaculture Specialist Can Assist in Oyster Farming Permitting Process

Aug 26, 2020

Mario Marquez is ready to help oyster farmers build their businesses.

A Letter From Dean Debbie Thomas

Aug 26, 2020

"Sustainability requires a society that trusts science and embraces the talent of each and every member of our society," writes Dr. Debbie Thomas.

New Major Gift From Traci And Curtis Samford Establishes Geosciences Career Center

Aug 26, 2020

Turning dreams into reality for Texas A&M Geosciences, a gift from Traci ’11 and Curtis Samford ’83 will impact generations of geosciences students.

Remembering Gary Reynolds '88 '92

Aug 26, 2020

“Our thoughts are with his beloved family as we cherish his memory," said Geosciences Dean Dr. Debbie Thomas.

Texas A&M Storm Expert Says Texas At Peak Of Hurricane Season

Aug 26, 2020

Some experts believe storms are forming later in the season as the Earth continues to get hotter.

Under the Radar

Aug 24, 2020

Get an in-depth look at the history and future of the Aggie Doppler Radar.

Kathryn Shamberger Named Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar

Aug 19, 2020

The prestigious honor was awarded to the oceanography assistant professor for her innovative teaching.

Oceanography Graduate Students Receive Awards

Aug 19, 2020

The Department of Oceanography recently presented awards for teaching and research.

New 5-Year Degree Available From Geology And Geophysics Department

Aug 7, 2020

Fast Track Programs allow Texas A&M students to graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 5 years.

Anne Raymond Named Geological Society of America Fellow

Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Anne Raymond has been named a Geological Society of America Fellow.

Hurricane Experts Guide: Geosciences Faculty And Researchers Available To Media

Jul 30, 2020

Texas A&M geoscientists are available to offer scientific analysis and expertise to media during the 2020 hurricane season.

Nick Weber to be awarded NMFS-Sea Grant joint fellowship

Jul 29, 2020

Fellows selected are trained to be ‘the fisheries scientists of the future’

Oceanography Study Says Carbon Dioxide Levels Rising In Gulf Of Mexico

Jul 28, 2020

Texas A&M Oceanography team finds Gulf waters becoming harmful to marine life, commercial fishing could be threatened.

Noura Randle selected as 2021 Finalist for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Jul 23, 2020

Knauss finalists are chosen through a competitive process that includes several rounds of review at both the state Sea Grant program and national levels. Randle is one of 74 finalists across the United States nominated by their respective Sea Grant programs.

David Sparks Awarded University Professorship In Undergraduate Teaching Excellence

Jul 23, 2020

Sparks was awarded the Thaman Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.

Geology and Geophysics Honors Graduate Students With Awards

Jul 22, 2020

During its May 2020 online Graduation Celebration May 7, the department honored award winners and graduating students.

151 High Schoolers Experienced The Geosciences For Free This Summer, Thanks To Virtual GeoX

Jul 14, 2020

The 10th anniversary edition of GeoX was led by Judy Nuñez and made possible by faculty presenters and Texas A&M student volunteers.

Meet Yina Liu, New Oceanography Assistant Professor

Jul 13, 2020

Liu will also lead a research team at the Texas A&M Geochemical and Environmental Research Group.

Geography’s George Allen To Lead New X-Grant Project

Jul 13, 2020

Texas A&M’s X-Grant program funds interdisciplinary research.

Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Students Receive NASA FINESST Project Funding

Jul 10, 2020

Li-Wei Vivian Chao and Nancy Okeudo have both been awarded research project funding.

Texas A&M Study: Texas Will Face Driest Conditions Of The Last 1,000 Years

Jul 10, 2020

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon led the study, which says the state will be facing hotter and drier conditions for decades to come, especially in West Texas.

Jacob Arnold ’19 to receive Ralph Rayburn Scholarship from Texas Sea Grant

Jul 2, 2020

This scholarship is named in honor of Ralph Rayburn ’69, former Texas Sea Grant Associate Director and Extension Program Leader.

Grossman Leading NSF-Funded Study Of Clumped Isotopes In Carbonate Minerals

Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Ethan Grossman will lead the project analyzing rare isotopes to study ancient ocean and sediment temperatures.

Aquaculture Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

Jun 24, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has hired Mario Marquez as the program’s new aquaculture specialist to meet the needs of the recent legalization of the oyster aquaculture industry in Texas.

Water-Insecurity Increases COVID-19 Risks

Jun 22, 2020

Texas A&M’s Dr. Wendy Jepson and researchers analyze how water insecurity can hinder strategies to combat the coronavirus.

Texas A&M Study: Face Masks Critical In Preventing Spread Of COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

A study led by Dr. Renyi Zhang estimates that the measure prevented more than 66,000 infections in New York City in less than a month.

With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

Jun 4, 2020

Texas Sea Grant has awarded a rapid response grant to researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to examine water quality data collected during the COVID-19 quarantine.

New Groundwater Research: Clay Layers Exacerbate Arsenic Problems In Bangladesh

May 28, 2020

Co-authored by Texas A&M’s Dr. Peter Knappett, the recently published study examined causes of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh aquifers.

Geography Student And Mascot Corporal Joins Reveille IX On Disney+ Show

May 28, 2020

Texas A&M Mascot Reveille, accompanied by Colton Ray ’22, will be featured in the third episode of the show 'It's A Dog's Life' on Disney's streaming channel.

Two Texas Sea Grant-nominated fellows selected for NOAA coastal management fellowships

May 27, 2020

Fellows selected for this competitive program work with NOAA partner organizations on coastal resource management and policy.

When Storms Roll In, Texas A&M Steps Up To Aid Weather Forecasters

May 27, 2020

Texas A&M Atmospheric Sciences helped monitor severe weather as it moved through the Brazos and Trinity Valleys

IODP Travel Team Honored With Texas A&M President's Meritorious Service Award

May 26, 2020

The awards recognize outstanding Texas A&M University staff.

Study Reveals Ancient Ocean Oxygen Levels Associated With Changing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

May 19, 2020

The NSF-funded, Texas A&M-led study analyzed Equatorial Pacific Ocean sediment cores to provide new insights into the relationship between deep ocean oxygenation and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in the 50,000 years before the last ice age.

New Study Explores Andes Tectonics, Co-Authored By Geology Senior

May 13, 2020

With lead author Dr. Nick Perez, undergraduate researcher Kristina Levine was second author of a publication investigating the geologic processes impacting the Andes in southern Peru.

May 2020 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

May 8, 2020

The College of Geosciences’ virtual graduation celebration was held May 7.

Understanding COVID-19 Transmission Routes Key To Curbing Spread

Apr 29, 2020

Texas A&M professor says covering nose and mouth in public is a simple, yet critical habit people should adopt immediately.

Message From The Dean

Apr 21, 2020

Dean of the College of Geosciences Dr. Debbie Thomas writes to the Aggie Geosciences Family.

South Asia Faces Increased Double-Threat Of Extreme Heat, Extreme Pollution, Study Shows

Apr 21, 2020

Regional study led by Texas A&M professor was first of its kind and produced alarming results.

Atmospheric Sciences Professors Presenting Virtual Earth Month Webinars

Apr 17, 2020

Hosted by the Texas A&M Office of Sustainability, the webinars are open to the campus community.

Julia Reece Receives NSF CAREER Award

Apr 16, 2020

With the prestigious award, Reece will research how microfossils can trigger submarine landslides, and will also provide high-impact learning experiences to students.

COVID-19 Is Hurting Texas Fisheries, But Eating Local Seafood Helps

Apr 16, 2020

Texans can still enjoy gulf seafood while social distancing through curbside and delivery options and cooking at home.

Geology And Geophysics Graduate Student Sailed On Two IODP Cruises In One Semester

Apr 16, 2020

John Sarao completed two scientific cruises in the fall of 2019.

What Not To Wear: Experts Evaluate DIY Mask Materials

Apr 15, 2020

Texas A&M scientists conduct study evaluating household materials for constructing effective face masks.

A Decade After BP Oil Spill, Texas A&M Experts Say It Could Happen Again

Apr 15, 2020

Oceanography professors say the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 changed the Gulf of Mexico in ways we are still trying to understand.

Graduate Students Honored By Scouts For Community Outreach

Apr 15, 2020

Geology and Geophysics graduate students Michelle Chrpa and Ali Snell were invited to the local Scouts Annual Blue and Gold Banquet in recognition of their outreach.

Geology And Geophysics SEG Chapter Awarded Outreach Grant

Apr 15, 2020

Texas A&M’s Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) student chapter was recently recognized.

Winter Break Field-Based Courses Take Students To New Geologic Environments

Apr 15, 2020

This winter the Department of Geology and Geophysics field methods and field trip courses brought students to the American Southwest.

Texas A&M Scientists Find Trace Elements Increasing In Rapidly Changing Arctic Ocean

Apr 14, 2020

Oceanographers used data from a pan-Arctic survey of carbon and trace elements to better understand how climate change will affect ecosystems in one of the fastest warming regions of the world.

Texas A&M Research Team Finds Life Deep Beneath Ocean Floor

Mar 19, 2020

The cores show life present at 2,600 feet below the Indian Ocean seafloor. The discovery could lead to similar finds around the world.

Aggie Student Veteran Receives AMS Outstanding Poster Award

Mar 10, 2020

Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography student, Lance Belobrajdic ’21, was awarded an Outstanding Student Conference Poster Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Extreme Weather Risks Rising In Texas, Warns New Report

Mar 5, 2020

The new Texas-specific analysis fills a major data gap for policymakers and business leaders — and shows coming climate change impacts, says Texas A&M professor and state climatologist.

New Oil Spill Outreach Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

Feb 28, 2020

Dani Bailey will be "an integral addition to both the Oil Spill Science Program" and "provide much-needed services to her community.”

Ping Yang Named Distinguished Professor by Texas A&M University

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Ping Yang has been named a University Distinguished Professor by Texas A&M University, and appointed Associate Dean for Research by the College of Geosciences.

Extraordinary Ocean Floor Cores Speak To Ancient Climate Shifts, Texas A&M Dean Says

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas, Dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M, spent five weeks co-leading International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 378, which recovered the sediment cores in the South Pacific.

Fueling Future Geologists

Feb 27, 2020

Tom and Cyd Kelly's impactful giving has endowed two petroleum geosciences scholarships and one graduate student fellowship.

Graduate Students Present Research At Special Atmospheric Sciences Seminar

Feb 26, 2020

Kyle Wodzicki and Brianna Hendrickson, winners of the Atmospheric Science Graduate Student Seminar Series, presented their research.

Geology And Geophysics Graduate Student Receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Feb 25, 2020

Texas A&M Geology and Geophysics graduate student, Monica Barbery, was awarded a 2019 Outstanding Presentation Award.

Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.4 Million in Research Funding to Support the Texas Coast

Feb 24, 2020

The grants support research in natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering that can positively impact Texas and its citizens.

Investigating Past Ocean Circulation, Slowey Led NSF-Funded Southern Argentine Margin Expedition

Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Niall Slowey led an NSF-funded expedition to the Southern Argentine Margin, with three oceanography graduate students also onboard.

Texas A&M Scientists: Record Antarctic Heat Reflects Current, Future Climate Trends

Feb 17, 2020

Because Earth’s poles hold massive amounts of ice, recent high temperatures in Antarctica are indicative of a trend of global concern and a changing Antarctic region, according to experts.

Judith Chester Named AGU Section Awardee

Feb 12, 2020

The Geology and Geophysics professor was honored at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.

Study Details How Auto Emissions Pose Human Health Problems Worldwide

Feb 10, 2020

Texas A&M researchers are part of a team that analyzed how auto exhaust in large cities, especially in China, is linked to air quality and health problems.

Two Oceanography Graduate Students Receive AGU’s Outstanding Presentation Award

Feb 5, 2020

Texas A&M Oceanography graduate students, Daianne Höfig and Tyler Winkler, were both awarded 2019 Outstanding Student Presentation Awards.

Outstanding Faculty And Staff Honored At Geosciences Awards Ceremony

Jan 31, 2020

The Jan. 10 holiday luncheon and ceremony honored award-winning faculty and staff in the college.

Swath Of Natural Habitat Larger Than The UK Will Be Urbanized By 2030, Global Study Predicts

Jan 29, 2020

Critical knowledge gaps on habitat loss in lower-income countries were also revealed by the research study, co-authored by a Texas A&M geographer.

Texas Oyster Mariculture Stakeholder Meeting Slated For Jan. 25

Jan 21, 2020

A meeting for stakeholders in the Lower Laguna Madre will facilitate discussion on oyster mariculture in the area.

Epic South Pacific Expedition Is Special For Texas A&M Geosciences Dean

Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas is co-leading an elite international team of scientists aboard a world-class research drillship.

Explanation Found For Die-Off Of Coral Reefs In Gulf Of Mexico

Jan 16, 2020

A Texas A&M Oceanography research team found that processes leading to hypoxia led to the death of parts of the reefs in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Study Shows Earth’s River Ice Is Rapidly Declining

Jan 16, 2020

Texas A&M Geography’s Dr. George Allen co-authored research showing river ice has dramatically decreased over the past 30 years.

Co-Led By Geosciences Dean, IODP Expedition Studies Ancient Warm Climate Clues In South Pacific

Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Debbie Thomas is serving as co-chief scientist of the international expedition.

Julie Massey Honored With Distinguished Agent Title

Jan 10, 2020

In recognition of her longstanding service, Texas Sea Grant Extension Agent Julie Massey has earned the prestigious title of distinguished agent.

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