FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD
Dear Alumni, current students, faculty, and staff:
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the fall after the long summer. School is off to a fast start in Bryan/College Station and we have already sent quite a few faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers to the Geological Society of America to present their research. We will be holding our Departmental Fall Open House this Friday, October 7th from 4-7pm outside the Halbouty Building. Seven of our new faculty members will give 5-10 minute talks about their research from 4-5pm in the Halbouty 101 lecture hall and this will be followed by a picnic dinner of chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and fixings. We also will provide tea, lemonade and water to drink.
This open house coincides with the weekend the Aggie Football team will play the University of Tennessee, so if you are in College Station before the game please come join us. Additionally, the College of Geosciences will have a tailgate party between the KAMU building and the Hagler Center Saturday morning October 8th from 11am until game time. We hope you will be able to join us for one of these fun events.
On November 11th, we will present the latest version of the Halbouty Medal to Gordon Eaton at the Hilton Hotel in College Station. In December we will send a small armada of researchers to the AGU Meeting in San Francisco.
I am planning on holding evening social events with alumni in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston in February to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that face the department. Food and drinks will be provided and there should be Aggie basketball on TV’s. I hope that you will come out to meet Cara Milligan the College’s main fundraiser, one of our new faculty
members talking about their research, and me.
In this issue we will introduce you to Ryan Ewing, the department’s new siliciclastic sedimentologist, and to Elizabeth Collins our business lead office assistant. I look forward to seeing you the next time you make it to College Station and to hearing about your stories from field camp or wherever your careers have taken you since you left Texas A&M.
All the best,
Fall Department Open House/Picnic
Join the Department of Geology and Geophysics at our Fall Open House/Picnic!Read More
Dr. Ryan Ewing
Ryan’s research aims to understand the evolution of landscapes and the sedimentary record through physical processes operating at the surface-atmosphere interface of Earth, Mars and Titan (a moon of Saturn).Read More
Meet Elizabeth Collins
Elizabeth is the lead office assistant for the Department of Geology & Geophysics’ business officeRead More
New Undergraduate Curriculum
The department has recently submitted its new curriculum to the University for approval and will be in effect starting this upcoming fall 2017Read More
Introduction to Geology & Geophysics Course
For the past three years the department’s academic advisor, Suzanne Rosser, has conducted a course specifically designed to introduce new students into the geology & geophysics programRead More
2016 Geosciences Career Fair
Every year, recruiters attend Texas A&M University’s Career Fair to seek out potential employees. There was a networking event held the night before the career fair at the Hilton hotel, where students are given the opportunity to socialize with recruiters in a social setting.Read More
Every Texas A&M Home game the department has a tailgate with food and water provided, as well as some games. Join us at our next tailgate!Read More
August Graduation Brunch
The department hosts a Graduation Brunch for graduates, their guests, and any individuals that come to support our new graduates. Please join us at our next Graduation Brunch!Read More
Alumni Facebook Group
Please join our official Texas A&M Geology & Geophysics Alumni Facebook Group to learn about future events and job opportunities, as well as to stay connected to our departmentRead More
Geology Summer Field Camp
The Department of Geology & Geophysics is educating the leaders of tomorrow through high impact learning opportunities, such as Field CampRead More