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.
A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply. Published in UT NEWS…
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… Continue Reading The Asteroid that Changed Everything
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… Continue Reading UTIG researcher co-authors study on 2010 earthquake-icequake connection
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… Continue Reading Teachers Arrive For NSF DIG Texas Instructional Blueprint Project