at the University of Houston

Our Mission

Founded in 1998, the GeoSociety is a student organization at the University of Houston that seeks to build fellowship between geoscience students by organizing social events, facilitating career preparation, volunteering in the community and exploring geology outside of the classroom.

Our Geoscience department is the largest in North America and GeoSociety strives to meet the needs of its growing student body and progressive programs.  Each year we organize tailgates and parties, several career prep activities, guest lectures, recruiting events, a graduate/undergraduate mentorship program and a week long winter geo-tourism field trip.  

We welcome any undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Houston interested in geology to join.

News & Events

Resources for Starting Your Career

Come check out our latest addition to the resources tab for current and recently graduated geoscience students. Huge thanks to Jason Eleson and Dr. Compton for making this available. This guide includes a compilation of important tips to know while pursuing a career in the oil industry during an oil patch. 

OU Seminar on Graduate School Preparation

The AAPG University of Oklahoma student chapter will be hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Matthew Pranter. The seminar titled "The Do's and Don'ts of Applying to Graduate School in the US" will give students a first-hand look into the processes behind applying for graduate schools. The seminar will take place on Zoom on October 14th at 12:00 P.M.  All students are welcome to join and we will provide the Zoom link once its posted. 

1/2-19 2019 Winter Field Trip

GeoSociety headed back to New Mexico this winter where they visited White Sands, Deming. and Gila National  Forest. Several undergrads also participated in active research projects related to geologic events that took place within the area.

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12/5 - EAS Holiday Party

The annual  EAS holiday party was a success as members from GeoSociety, AAPG Wildcatters, SEG Wavelets, and the EAS Graduate Committee hosted the event at Batanga to start off the holiday season. Geoscience students were treated to a photo booth and partook both a photo and ugly sweater contest.

Hess Corporation Donation

GeoSociety would like to thank the Hess Corporation for their generous donation. The donation will be used to fund our upcoming speaking events, outreach events, our winter field trip to New Mexico, and may more events.

Apache Donation

GeoSociey  would like to thank Apache Corporation's team members Alicia Flores, Shelly Williams, and Mark McClelland for their generous donation to our student organization.  The donation will be used to to finance our upcoming Winter Trip to visit geologic localities in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. The funding will also be used to support visits from outside speakers that discuss a variety of topics such as their recent research and how undergraduates can best prepare for their careers in the oil industry.