The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will lead a research team in a newly funded $58 million effort to study methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico as a potential energy source. Full details on the upcoming research and the grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, can be read here.
For anyone with an interest in prehistoric life on Earth, just what caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs has been a question that continues to fascinate long after it was first asked. A recent article published on the Christian Science Monitor website explores this topic and includes comments from Sean Gulick, research associate professor at […]
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Research Associate Jake Walter contributed to a published study examining the connection between the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010 and micro-earthquakes in Antarctica, also known as “icequakes.” Walter was a postdoctorate researcher at Georgia Tech working at the time of the study with Zhigang Peng, an associate professor in […]
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics recently welcomed three minority-serving public school district science teachers as “education interns” to take in a geoscience education project this summer. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation Geoscience Education Program, the DIG Texas (Diversity and Innovation for Geosciences in Texas) Instructional Blueprint project is creating five example online […]
John Snedden, director of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), recently contributed comments for several articles, including a front-page newspaper article regarding crude oil exploration operations in the Gulf of Mexico.Dr. Snedden spoke to the Houston Chronicle about the ongoing allure of […]
The University of Texas’ Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) became a Silver Sponsor this year for the Science Olympiad, an annual national competition built upon science-themed challenges for middle school and high school students. The mission of Science Olympiad is “increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement […]