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College of Science

Earth and Environmental Sciences

student organizations

EES graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to join in any of the following organizations hosted by EES or other units on campus. For a complete list of student organizations at UTA, please visit https://mavorgs.campuslabs.com/engage/organizations.

  1. 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: trekkingclubofuta@gmail.com.  Faculty advisor: Dr. Cornelia Winguth, cwinguth@uta.edu.
  2. 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, awinguth@uta.edu.
  3. Student Chapter of American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The AAPG 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, maxhu@uta.edu.
  4. Environmental Science Club (Pending). 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, awinguth@uta.edu.
  5. Mavs Go Green (Pending). The club is  to 1) encourage students to make environmentally friendly decisions in their daily lives and raise awareness about environmental issues in our community and around the world; 2) foster collaboration among student groups on campus and between students, staff and faculty working on environmental issues; 3) work in collaboration with Office of Sustainability in promoting green initiatives around campus; 4) plan and execute projects that encourage environmental stewardship on campus and in the UT Arlington community; and 5) provide an arena for students to create lasting networks. Please visit https://mavorgs.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/mavs-go-green for contact information.
  6. The Student Chapter of Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), established in May 2014, needs enough interests from students to be reactivated again. The chapter will promote networking opportunities, offer scholarships to active student members, encourage the pursuit of maintaining and furthering the knowledge of the geosciences after graduation, and provide avenues for employment after graduation. If you are interested, please contact faculty advisor: Dr. Max Hu, maxhu@uta.edu.