Student Organizations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists, UTA Chapter

The AAPG UTA Chapter plays a critical role by providing an avenue where undergraduate and graduate geology students can engage in meaningful networking opportunities, and connect with professionals in geological careers, both inside and outside of academia. The Student Chapter Program is a wonderful way for student members and their advisors to build camaraderie around a shared passion, and to multiply knowledge and field experiences among a group in a casual, fun setting. Those connections made are of benefit to the chapters’ universities, to the students, to the AAPG and to the geologic profession as a whole.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Max Hu,


Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members, and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Arne Winguth,


Geological Society of America, UTA Chapter

The Geological Society of America UTA Chapter serves to promote the science of geology and to stimulate interest in earth sciences. GSA provides a platform for connections between student, faculty, and industry professionals. We are continuously seeking opportunities with companies to benefit both them and the students, and to serve as a launching point for continued investment into the Earth sciences.


Environmental Science Club

The club is affiliated with Net Impact, an international non-profit organization that promotes environmental policy and social progress globally. In addition to Net Impact affiliated events and mixers, the club invites guest speakers, participates in volunteer events, seeks to promote sustainable practices on campus, and provides a social space for Environmental Science students.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Arne Winguth,


Trekking Club

The mission of the club is to provide opportunities for outdoor experiences through hiking, trekking, canoeing or similar activities and promote participation in environment-related service,  such as lake cleanups. Contact email:

Faculty advisor: Dr. Cornelia Winguth,