Welcome to University of Houston AEG

The University of Houston student chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is a student organization dedicated to education and advancements in environmental and engineering geology, geophysics, and hydrogeology. The activities of the chapter range from seminar series to field trips and outreach. AEG membership is free for students and is open to anyone who is interested. AEG contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and opportunities to be involved in applied research.

Officers 2017-2018

  • President: Kennetch Castro
  • Vice President: Claire Ong
  • Treasurer: Christian Martinez
  • Secretary: Flor Sanchez
  • Social Coordinator: Sandra Berger
  • Graduate Representative: Trey Lobpries
  • Webmaster: Michelle Loredo
  • Outreach Officer- Darling Martinez
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Regina Capuano

2017-2018 Event List:

  • All4Inc- Frank Dougherty will be talking about job possibilities and environmental issues around the Houston area. Event will take place April 12th at 4;30pm. Room 223 SR 1
  • Environmental Studies Internship at The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center:
    • Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.
    • Individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.
    • Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $550.00 per week. Limited on-site dormitory space may be available for $105.00 per week.
    • The specific dates and duration of the internship appointment are arranged between the supervisor and the student. However, internship appointments are generally full time (40 hours per week), 12 to 16 weeks in length, and coincide with the usual academic semesters and summer terms.
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  • University of Virginia Intership Opportunity: They are accepting applications from University of Houston undergraduate and graduate students for the Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) summer school/paid internship at UVA in partnership with NASA.
    • Students enrolled in the ACES program acquire hands-on application computing experience as well as training in the essentials of software engineering and high-performance computing. This is the final year the ACES program will be offered, so if you have been thinking about applying, now is the time to do it!
    • •Important Dates for ACES 2018:
    • •Application Deadline: March 1
    • •Summer School: May 30-June15
    • •Internships: June 18-August 10
    • •APPLY TODAY!
    • arcs.virginia.edu/aces
  • GEODAYS 2018:
  • •The Association of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Texas Section is hosting and Environmental Field Course for students and new professionals the weekend of February 24-25 in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information and to registration go to: http://bit.ly/2CGa0HA.After 1/26/18 the cost for students is $25 for a day, $40 for two days. Consider joining AIPG, student membership is free!This event includes lectures and accompanying field activities with presentations and demonstrations
  • Volunteering Opportunity:
    • xBecome a Certified Water Monitoring Volunteer for the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston-Galveston Area Council
    • •The program aims to detect and track nonpoint source pollutants (NPS) in lakes and rivers that drain to the Gulf of Mexico and the responsibility of the volunteer is to collect and document data from sampling the water.Certification enables volunteers to collect water quality data from assigned location that meets the requirements of the EPA and TCEQ. Volunteers are trained to perform tests using instruments to collect pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, (TDS) conductivity or salinity, and document field observations.Requirements: visit assigned location and sample water every month for a minimum of 2 years
    • •Upcoming dates for Certification:
    • •February 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Lake Jackson, Texas
    • •February 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Clear Lake, Texas
    • •May 4, 2018 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Houston, Texas
    • http://www.h-gac.com/community/water/texas_stream_team/default.aspx
  • Volunteering Opportunity:
  • Trash Bash 2018- “Clean it like you mean it!”
  • March 24, 2018
  • 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Once a year thousands of volunteers gather along the Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment and participating in the largest statewide event to educate the public about the importance of water resources.
  • ****Free t-shirts, Lunch, and Entertainment
  • Febuary 1, 2018: First General Meeting of the semester in room SR1 223.
  • November 17, 2017: This Friday in PGH room 232, the UH Student Chapter of the American Mathematical Society will be hosting Sophia Mela alumna and undergraduate math major. She will be sharing her story from studying at the university to her job at NASA as a flight controller and astronaut trainer. There will be refreshments, for more information, https://www.math.uh.edu/uhams/
  • Scholarship Opportunity: Members, AEG Foundation Scholarships are available, here's a link that will provide more information, http://www.aegweb.org/?page=ScholarshipsGrants , the deadline is February 1, 2018
  • Scholarship Opportunity: The 2018 NOAA F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is administered by the National Oceanic Administration and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and it is target towards undergraduate students with focuses on research, public service, and/or teaching in the oceanic
  • and atmospheric fields. This link will provide more information of the scholarship, http://www.noaa.gov/office…/hollings-scholarship/prospective
  • November 14, 2017: New Tech Global Environment (NTG Environmental) will be on campus for an information session from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. in SR1 room 634.
  • October 25, 2017: Resume Workshop with Caitlin MacNeal
  • October 23,2017: 6:00pm Al Gore former Vice-President will be presenting Climate Change related Topics.
    • Admission is free, but seating is limited. Location: Tudor FieldHouse, Rice University 6100 Main St, Houston Texas,77251. For more information please refer to Rice's University website (rice.edu).
  • October 14,2017: AEG Texas
    • Please join us in Houston for the October AEG Texas Chapter Meeting. We will focus on Causes and Effects of Land Subsidence in Harris and Galveston Counties. Location - Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Headquarters, 1660 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
  • October 11, 2017: 4:00pm Career Tips with Caitlin MacNeal
  • September 25, 2017: 4:00pm First General Meeting
  • September 8,2017: 1:00pm First Officer Meeting
  • September 15-17, 2017: Texas HydroGeo Workshop
    • The workshop will take place at Cavern Without a Name in Boerne, TX. The workshop will include various activities that will give the students and professionals a real work field setting and a hands on experience. There is a fee of $50 and that includes the camping fee. If interested, please go to: http://caves.org/grotto/bexargrotto/HydroGeo/
Note: All Meetings Take Place in Building SR1 Room 223.