Spring and Fall semesters part time, and Summer full time.
The position entails working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) as part of a research team in support of an oil and gas industry funded project which focuses on the depositional history of the Gulf of Mexico. URAs work with geophysical data, geographic information systems, geosoftware and scientific literature to accomplish GBDS research goals.
The undergraduate research assistant duties include:
- Editing, geo-referencing and digitizing geologic maps in ArcGIS;
- Locating and accessing geologic data (well, paleontological, and seismic);
- Assisting with data management for multiple databases;
- Creation of LAS files by digitizing well logs data;
- Assisting with literature searches and reference organization;
- Working with geologic core and samples;
- Word processing and creation and editing of spreadsheets;
- Computer illustration of figures and cross-sections;
- Printing and binding project reports;
- Clerical assistance as necessary.
There are opportunities for independent research projects. The advantages of being an undergraduate research assistant include getting exposure to software and coding (Excel, ArcGIS, Neuralog, Landmark, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Python, VBA), building industry connections and gaining academic research experience.
How to apply
Interested students should contact Summer Li.