Monday, September 11, 2017

Enrollment Update 2017

2. Special thanks to UA Chancellor Joe Steinmetz who worked to get in-state tuition for all summer field camp participants starting in summer 2018 (see last graph).








Saturday, August 26, 2017

Historical Faculty Timeline


Historical faculty timeline for geology and geography at the University of Arkansas. Some highlights include the first geology professor in 1873 (T. L. Thompson), establishment of geography department (1948), the time of four geology chairmen in four years (1952-5), merger of geology and geography in to geoscience (2000), and establishment of an external geoscience advisory board (2006).

Friday, August 25, 2017

Geology Conference Dates

Reference table below gives approximate dates related to geology conferences that GEOS students are likely to attend.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 Geoscience Careers Course

Careers class in fall semester, Thursdays 7-8 pm, evolving schedule of guests below.



For those wanting to coordinate with (or avoid) home football games, here is the football schedule. Course flyer is shown below.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Departmental Committees

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--- Director/Coordinators/Advisors ---

GEOS Honors and Graduate Director  Oversee all aspects of Honors and Graduate activity in the department. Department Vice Chair inherits this position. Full position description here.

BS Earth Sciences Advisor  Refers routine course planning to Fulbright advising center (Tyler Garrett x3307). For non-standard students (late transfer or degree switch), refer to other faculty or directly advise on course schedule to get back on plan and move to Fulbright advising.

BA Geography Advisor Refers routine course planning to Fulbright advising center (Tyler Garrett x3307). For non-standard students (late transfer or degree switch), refer to other geography faculty or directly advise on course schedule to get back on plan and move to Fulbright advising.

BS Geology Advisor Refers routine course planning to Fulbright advising center (Tyler Garrett x3307). For non-standard students (late transfer or degree switch), refer to other geology faculty or directly advise on course schedule to get back on plan and move to Fulbright advising.

Geospatial Certificat Coordinator Reviews all Geospatial Certificate applicants and decides to admit/decline. Monitors progress of Certificate students. 

MS Geography Coordinator  Reviews and ranks all MS Geography applicants and makes recommendation to Geosciences Chair to admit/decline. Assigns each admitted student to an initial faculty advisor that may, or may not, become the thesis advisor. Serves as Chair of Geography Teaching Assistant Selection Committee.

MS Geology Coordinator Reviews and ranks all MS Geology applicants and makes recommendation to Geosciences Chair to admit/decline. Assigns each admitted student to an initial faculty advisor that may, or may not, become the thesis advisor. Serves as Chair of Geology Teaching Assistant Selection Committee.

PhD Geosciences Coordinator In coordination with individual advisors, monitors PhD Student progress.  Serves as Chair of GEOS PhD Committee.


 --- Standing Committees ---

Departmental Personnel Committee: Reviews and submits recommendation to Geosciences Chair for faculty annual evaluation.  Reviews and submits recommendation to Geosciences Chair concerning faculty tenure and promotion, and prepares statement for inclusion in faculty tenure/promotion package including the formal vote of the committee.  Reviews tenure-track faculty third year portfolios, and submits written review and recommendation to Geosciences Chair.  Works with candidates for tenure/promotion to identify potential external reviewers.

Geography Teaching Assistant Selection Committee: Reviews and ranks all applicants for Teaching Assistantships in Geography and makes recommendation to Geosciences Chair which ones should receive offer of Teaching Assistantship.  Geography currently has 5 hard funded Teaching Assistantships plus one hard funded position dedicated to Computer Laboratory Maintenance.

Geology Teaching Assistant Selection Committee: Reviews and ranks all MS applicants for Teaching Assistantships in Geology and makes recommendation to Geosciences Chair which ones should receive offer of Teaching Assistantship.  Geology currently has 12 hard funded MS Teaching Assistantships.

Geography Scholarship/Awards Committee:  Selects deserving/eligible students for receipt of scholarships/awards funded by University Foundation resources dedicated to Geography.

Geology/Earth Sciences Scholarship/Awards Committee: Selects deserving/eligible students for receipt of scholarships/awards funded by University Foundation resources dedicated to Geology/Earth Sciences.

Geography Curriculum Committee: Reviews curriculum and degree programs, and makes recommendation for modification/deletion/addition to Geosciences Chair and Faculty. Approves MS Geography quantitative and computational electives not in the approved elective list.

Geology Curriculum Committee: Reviews curriculum and degree programs, and makes recommendation for modification/deletion/addition to Geosciences Chair and Faculty.

Geosciences PhD committee 
Reviews and ranks all PhD Geoscience applicants and makes recommendation to Geosciences Chair which ones should be admitted and declined. Each admitted student must have a faculty advisor and financial support.


Monday, July 31, 2017

GEOS Jobs

Organizations that have hired Arkansas geoscience graduates:

AECOM  ....  Jobs
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality  ....  Jobs
Arkansas Geological Survey
Arkansas Department of Transportation  ....  Jobs
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Arkansas Parks and Tourism
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  ....  Jobs
Beaver Water District  ....  Jobs
Bureau of Land Management  ....  Jobs
Burns and McDonnell  ....  Jobs
Chesapeake Energy  ...  Jobs
City of Springdale  ....  Jobs
ConocoPhillips  ....  Jobs
Core Laboratories  ....  Jobs
Danbury Resources  ....  Jobs
Devon Energy  ....  Jobs
ExxonMobil  ....  Jobs
EnSafe  ...  Jobs
Environmental Defense Fund  ....  Jobs
Environmental Services Associates
ESRI  ....  Jobs
Fayetteville Public Schools  ....  Jobs
FTN Associates  ....  Jobs
Garver Eng. Planning & Env. Services  ....  Jobs
Haas Hall Academy  ....  Jobs
Halliburton  ....  Jobs
Kinder Morgan  ....  Jobs
Marathon Oil Corporation  ....  Jobs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management  ....  Jobs
Newfield Exploration Company  ....  Jobs
Noble Energy  ....  Jobs
NOAA National Weather Service  ....  Jobs
North Plains Groundwater Conservation District  ....  Jobs
NWA Community College  ....  Jobs
NWA Regional Planning Commission
PGS  ....  Jobs
Pure Earth Resources
Rogers Public Schools  ....  Jobs
Schlumberger  ....  Jobs
SCS Engineers  ....  Jobs
Shell  ....  Jobs
Sierra Club  ....  Jobs
Stephens Production Company
SWN  ....  Jobs
UNESCO  ....  Jobs
US Army Corps of Engineers  ....  Jobs
US Bureau of Reclamation  ....  Jobs
US Census Bureau  ....  Jobs
USDA Agricultural Research Service  ....  Jobs
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service  ....  Jobs
US Environmental Protection Agency  ....  Jobs
US Fish and Wildlife  ....  Jobs
US Forest Service  ....  Jobs
US Geological Survey  ....  Jobs
US National Park Service  ....  Jobs

Other potential organizations:

Apache Corporation  ....  Jobs
Chevron Corporation  ....  Jobs
Cimarex Energy  ....  Jobs
Environmental Services, Inc  ....  Jobs
Murphy Oil Corporation  ....  Jobs
Range Resources  ....  Jobs
Sabine Oil  ....  Jobs