The Geosciences Department offers weekly seminars every semester. Seminars are located in 320 Michael Smith Natural Resources Building on Thursday afternoons at 12:30pm. Food is provided. Participation in department seminars is an excellent way to learn more about a topic in the field and network with faculty and industry professionals! To view the seminar schedule for this semester, go to the seminar website.
DEPARTMENT MENTORING PROGRAM
Undergraduate students in the Geosciences department have the opportunity to apply for a graduate student mentor in the department. Students are recruited for mentor and mentee position each year, and the participants are selected on an application basis. If you have questions about the program, please contact Jill Putman.
DEPARTMENT RESEARCH, INDEPENDENT STUDY, TEACHING, AND WORK-STUDY POSITIONS
The Geosciences department offers several positions for undergraduate students including work-study positions, research positions, and undergraduate teaching assistantships every semester. Students who are interested in being considered for a position with the department need to fill out the department application and submit a copy of their resume and unofficial transcript to the department office in 322 Michael Smith Natural Resources Building or email it to Jill Putman. If you have questions about the application process or department positions, please contact Jill Putman.
Join the Colorado State University Geosciences Club! Consisting of majors and non-majors, each member shares a common interest in geosciences. Membership is open to all CSU students. If you are interested in seeing and learning about local geology, this club is for you. We offer several field trips during the year, and we also host a variety of lectures, meetings, and outings for members. Participation in the Geosciences Club is a great way to network with individuals from the Geosciences Department, alumni, and industry representatives. Interested in learning more? Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest club and department news, including upcoming meeting dates and times. You can also view our Geology Club information brochure. Join us at our next meeting or contact the club officers for more information:
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS
Colorado State University’s AAPG Student Chapter provides students with a way to connect with others who are interested in geology and the energy industry. This student chapter focuses on petroleum geology and gives students the chance to learn about the industry. From specialized talks from professionals, to industry focused field trips, AAPG provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore more about the petroleum industry.
Chevron provides free student AAPG membership at: students.aapg.org. Join today!
- Faculty Advisors: Lisa Stright
SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS
The CSU Society of Economic Geologists student chapter is an organization designed for those students who are serious about the pursuit of knowledge in the field of ore deposit geology. This includes the fields of structural geology, geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology/stratigraphy, geophysics, hydrogeology/hydrology and geomorphology as it pertains to the genesis, discovery and extraction of “economic” minerals and elements. Our student chapter offers an opportunity to meet like-minded geoscientists and to gain experience and knowledge through club organized field trips and guest lectures from industry and academic experts in the field of economic geology.
Please contact our club officers for more information, or stop by at our next club meeting.
SOCIETY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICISTS
Colorado State University’s Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) student chapter is dedicated to providing high quality geophysics experiences to any student who shares a curiosity for the subject. SEG sponsors events to help students learn about industry and the cutting edge of geophysics while making important connections with an invited SEG honorary lecturer or visiting industry professional. Chapter members can have fun and build connections with fellow students on field trips to places like the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden or an active seismic survey in the DJ Basin. Whatever your geophysics passion, the SEG Student Chapter is here to support students in achieving their goals.
WARNER COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES ORGANIZATIONS AND RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
There are several student organizations available through Warner College of Natural Resources Student Organization Page. It contains a full list of organizations within the college. Warner College of Natural Resources also sponsors two Residential Learning Communities for Natural Resource students. Students living in the Residential Learning Communities have the opportunity to network with faculty members and participate in academic and social programs. For more information on the two Residential Learning Community tracks for Natural Resource students, and to apply for the community, please visit the NRSRLC website.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM
Admission to the CSU Honors Program is available to incoming freshman, transfer students, and continuing CSU students. Honors Program participants have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis as well as honors course options within the Geosciences major. For more information on the Honors Program admission process, requirements, and honors course options in the department, please visit the Honors Program website.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP, INVOLVEMENT, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- Geological Society of America (http://www.geosociety.org/)
- American Geosciences Institute (http://www.americangeosciences.org/)
- American Geophysical Union (http://sites.agu.org/)
- America Institute of Professional Geologists (http://www.aipg.org/)
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (http://www.aapg.org/)
- Society of Economic Geologists (http://www.segweb.org/)
- Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists (http://www.vertpaleo.org/)
- Seismological Society of America (http://www.seismosoc.org/)
- Colorado Geological Survey (geosurvey.state.co.us)
- US Geological Survey (http://www.usgs.gov/)
- USGS National Geologic Map Database (ngmdb.usgs.gov)
- Additional Geoscience Professional Organizations