Texas A&M College of Geosciences
|College of Geosciences|
|Parent institution||Texas A&M University|
|Dean||Dr. Kate Miller|
Texas A&M College of Geosciences is a college of Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas. The college has six academic departments and programs, including Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Oceanography, Environmental Programs in Geosciences, and the Water Management & Hydrologic Sciences Program. In addition, the College hosts three Research Centers and Institutes: http://www-gerg.tamu.edu/ Geochemical & Environmental Research Group (GERG), Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), and Texas Sea Grant College Program.
The College of Geosciences is located on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
The David G. Eller Oceanography & Meteorology Building (O&M Building) has a total of 109,609 square feet (10,183.0 m2) of office, classroom, laboratory and storage space and is home to the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography. At 15 floors, it is the tallest building on campus, and hosts a Doppler weather radar System on the roof.
The Michael T. Halbouty Geosciences Building is named in honor of Distinguished Alumnus and successful oil and gas developer Michel T. Halbouty, class of 1930. It has a total of 70,191 square feet (6,521.0 m2) of office, classroom, laboratory and storage space, and is home to the Department of Geology & Geophysics.
IODP is located in Research Park in a 45,277-square-foot (4,206.4 m2) custom built facility. It houses the Laboratory and Core Repository Facility, provides facilities for visiting scientists from around the world, and is the site of a new .5 million Core Storage Facility, which added 10,000 square feet (930 m2) to the existing complex.
GERG is located on 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land approximately five miles south of the Texas A&M main campus. It houses state-of-the-art offices and laboratories for geochemical analysis. It is also the home of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), which was created by the Texas General Land Grant Office in 1994 to provide real-time observations of surface currents and water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Sea Grant is located about three miles (5 km) southeast of the main campus of Texas A&M. It houses administrative offices, Marine Information Service and some members of the Marine Advisory Service.
The College of Geosciences offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college offers undergraduate majors in the following areas:
- Spatial Science
- Geography (with GIS option)
- Geology (with Engineering Geology option)
- Environmental Geosciences
- Environmental Studies
The college offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the following areas:
- MS/Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences
- MS/Ph.D. Geography
- MS/Ph.D. Geology
- MS/Ph.D. Geophysics
- MS/Ph.D. Oceanography
- Master of Geoscience
- Master of Water Management
- Ph.D. Water Management & Hydrological Sciences
The college offers Minors in the following areas:
- Earth Sciences
The college has three Certificate Programs:
There are more than 7,496 former students of the College of Geosciences. In total the college has awarded 4,852 Bachelor Degrees, 1,931 Master Degrees, and 713 Doctoral Degrees. As of spring 2008, there were 738 students with majors in Geosciences Degree Programs. 456 students were male, while 282 were female.
The College of Geosciences is home to 109 faculty, 3 Research Faculty, 27 Research Scientists, 140 Research Staff, and 13 Post Doctoral Fellows. College faculty are among the most respected in their fields. They have garnered numerous awards, including:
- 51 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards
- 10 Fulbright Scholars
- 5 Faculty named Regents Professors
- 4 Faculty named Distinguished Professors
- 1 Presidential Professor Awardee
As of the 2008 Fiscal Year, the Annual University Allocated Operating Budget was $14.1 million, and total endowments were $16.684 million. There are currently 11 Endowed Chairs, 9 Endowed Professorships, and 43 Endowed Student Scholarships/Fellowships in the College.
- Kate C. Miller, introduction at http://geosciences.tamu.edu/about-us/welcome. Accessed at 17:24 GMT 06/02/2010
- http://ocean.tamu.edu/facilities/facilities-and-equipment. Accessed at 17:26 GMT 06/02/2010
- College of Geosciences Home Page
- Department of Atmospheric Sciences Home Page
- Environmental Programs in Geosciences Home Page
- Department of Geography Home Page
- Department of Geology & Geophysics Home Page
- Department of Oceanography Home Page
- Texas Sea Grant Home Page
- Integrated Ocean Drilling Program at Texas A&M Home Page
- Geochemical Environmental Research Group Home Page
- Texas A&M University Home Page
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