Congratulations Abby Varona (MSc), Kevin Meazell (PhD), and Sebastian Ramiro-Ramirez (PhD) who took three of the top nine student research awards at the UT Jackson School of Geosciences Department of Geological Sciences 2022 Departmental Awards! The annual awards recognize extraordinary efforts in the 2021-2022 academic year. The awards were presented by department chair Daniel Stockli,… Continue Reading UTIG Students Take Top 2022 Departmental Awards
Jackson School Students Win AGU’s 2021 Outstanding Student Presentation Award
Once again, Jackson School of Geosciences students were among the top student presenters at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. Although AGU’s 2021 Fall Meeting took place in December, the awards are announced throughout the spring semester. The winners are selected based on research quality and a student’s ability to effectively communicate their research. As of April… Continue Reading Jackson School Students Win AGU’s 2021 Outstanding Student Presentation Award
UTIG’s Admin Staff Join Researchers On Mission to Lake Austin
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics called on reinforcements to help the City of Austin monitor the health of Austin’s lakes: the UTIG admin team! On April 14, the team joined researchers aboard the RV Scott Petty for a hands-on exercise in geophysics. The science demonstration had participants learning to use sonar and sampling sediments with a… Continue Reading UTIG’s Admin Staff Join Researchers On Mission to Lake Austin
Graduate Students Win SEG Challenge Bowl
Last week, Jackson School of Geosciences graduate students Ethan Conrad and Edward Clennett claimed victory for The University of Texas at Austin at the 2022 Gulf Coast SEG Challenge Bowl – a quiz competition hosted by the Geophysical Society of Houston. Both students are also graduate research assistants at the Jackson School’s Institute for Geophysics… Continue Reading Graduate Students Win SEG Challenge Bowl
Spring Retirement Party!
It was a UTIG retirement party! We bid an emotional but happy farewell this week, to four long time colleagues and friends, whose work and character helped build UTIG into leading geophysical research institute: Gail Christeson, UTIG’s associate director, departs to join the National Science Foundation as program director for ocean sciences, marine and geosciences.… Continue Reading Spring Retirement Party!
Ancient El Niños Reveal Limits to Future Climate Projections
The climate pattern El Niño varies over time to such a degree that scientists will have difficulty detecting signs that it is getting stronger with global warming. That’s the conclusion of a study led by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin that analyzed 9,000 years of Earth’s history. The scientists drew on climate… Continue Reading Ancient El Niños Reveal Limits to Future Climate Projections
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