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Department of Geology & Geophysics - Student Groups


American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The Student Chapter Program of AAPG is made up of collegiate groups of geoscience students and one of the world's foremost co-educational programs within the geoscience sector with over 245 chapters. It provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serves as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives (

2021-2022 Academic School Year

President Emeritus:  Ellen Reat,

President:  Claire Atlas,

Vice President:  Robin Fults,

Secretary:  Hannah Hartley,

Treasurer:   Zachery Wistort,

Field Trip Coordinator:  Ellen Reat,

Faculty Advisor:  Cari Johnson,


Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)

AEG is the acknowledged international leader in environmental and engineering geology, and is greatly respected for its stewardship of the profession. AEG offers information on environmental and engineering geology useful to practitioners, scientists, students, and the public. Other geosciences organizations recognize the value of using and sharing AEG's outstanding resources.  AEG leads the profession in its advocacy for: Legislation, Professional Licensure, Regulation, Codes and Standards as each affects the practice of applied geosciences (

To join AEG for free as a student member, download the membership application form and follow the instructions listed.

President:  Mo Tao

Vice President:  Austin Dombrosky

Treasurer:  Jessica Kent

Field Trip / Lecture Coordinator:  Sam Lopez

Faculty Advisor:  Paul Jewell,


Society of Economic Geology (SEG)

The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapters seek to bring together like minded individuals interested in better understanding our resource-rich environment and the minerals it contains. The SEG encourages the formation of such Student Chapters to help promote the Society's objectives, firstly by advancing the study of mineral deposits and applying geological science to exploration, evaluation, and production, and secondly by disseminating scientific information through publications, courses, meetings and field trips. Student Chapters are the key to linking students with other students and with professional geoscientists in industry, academia, and government (

Faculty Advisor:  Eric Petersen,



GEO Club

GEO Club serves as a student government group in the Department Geology & Geophysics. GEO Club (formerly SAC) was created to provide students with more opportunities to offer input at the departmental level.  We maintain a coordinated set of missions to enhance the learning experiences of the GG student body, as well as to promote future career and educational prospects for our students:

  1. Represent undergraduate students opinions to the larger departmental community. File Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) reports for departmental faculty.
  2. Serve as liaison between both undergraduate and graduate students and departmental administration and faculty. Promote productive student involvement within the Department.
  3. Plan and carry out events designed to serve the varying needs and wants of GG students, including information, opportunities, guest speakers, etc.
  4. Sustain commitment to diversity.

We are also currently offering a mentor program  to help undergraduates in their quest to achieve their degrees.

2021-21 Academic School Year

  • President/Information Officer:               Interested? Email 
  • Vice President:                                                 Jeremiah Bernau
  • Advisor:                                                               Shanna Futral

Administrative Committee (Faculty Reviews, Faculty Meeting Student Reps, CMES College Council) (Full academic year)

  • Francesca Spencer (Faculty Reviews and Facuty Meeting Student Rep)
  • Erin Bessette-Kirton (Faculty Reviews and Facuty Meeting Student Rep)
  • Jeremiah Bernau (CMES College Council)
  • Undergraduates, we need 1-2! Interested? Email 

GG & CMES Annual Awards (1 graduate and 1 undergraduate) (February-April)

  • Jeremiah Bernau (Chair) (graduate student)
  • Jenny Hambleton (undergraduate)

DLS Student Lunch Coordination (Full academic year)

Holiday Party (December) 

Open House  (September)

  • Shanna Futral (Chair)
  • Need 1 volunteer (Volunteers)
  • Need 1 volunteer (Marketing)
  • Need 1-2 more. Interested? Email 

New Graduate Student Welcoming Committee (August)

  • Sam Lopez
  • Claire Atlas


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Inclusive Earth (IE)

We are a group in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, dedicated to creating a professional and inclusive community within our college. Our mission statement is to encourage unity and inclusivity in the CMES community, and to facilitate constructive and respectful dialogue about safety, bias, and diversity with respect to science and engineering in both academic and industry settings. EVERYONE is welcome in this group! It is a great way to be involved with the college, and to help make a difference in the CMES community.

We provide educational workshops on microaggressions, unconcsious bias, navigating conflict etc. using resources on campus such as Career Services, Human Resources, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence. 

2019-21 Officers:

Monique Holt

Kevin Mendoza

Gabi St Pierre

Jory Lerback

Nick Hebdon

Michelle Tuitupou (Staff Advisor)

Brooke Stanislawski

Last Updated: 9/1/21