GEOPHYSICS COMMUNITY MESSAGE
UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020: The Department of Geophysics continues operating virtually, with most faculty, staff, and students working remotely. While we still are operating remotely, the Department and Mines will have more on-campus presence during Summer 2 for those students and faculty that are approved to be on campus. We are also preparing to start Fall semester with many classes/labs being delivered in a traditional format and some classes in a remote format and with more research happening on campus – details forthcoming. As the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, we are working on department procedures and policies to ensure the safest working environment possible. We will continue to support those who prefer to keep working and learning in a remote environment.
We are available by email, phone, or web-conferencing for the benefit of our students and each other. Click here for contact information for specific individuals. For more general inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Significant updates will be communicated to the Department community via our departmental email distribution lists, and our social media presence.
Additionally, The Department is continuing to update a Google website as a resource hub for students, faculty, and staff: https://sites.google.com/view/gp-coronavirus-info
July 16, 2020: The past few weeks, Mines has been carefully watching developments with respect to the pandemic, including monitoring the responses of various jurisdictions to the situation. With that, we’ve been staying as up-to-date as possible on approaches taken by the professional societies whose conferences our faculty, staff, and students attend.
One of the bigger conferences at which the Department has a presence is the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for October in Houston. The SEG has partnered this year with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and as of this writing, appears to be moving, still, toward at least a modified in-person format for its conference.
However, and with regret, the Department has decided not to host its annual Friends of Mines Luncheon this year. We do not believe that, given the current circumstances—even if SEG does move ahead in person in Houston—we can hold an event that would bring our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends all together to connect with each other, and provide a comfortable factor of safety for attendees.
Also canceled are the CWP Semi-Annual Sponsors Reception, and our alumni reception at AGU in December 2020, and for all the same reasons.
Instead, we will wish our friends and colleagues continued safety and good health, and look forward (we hope!) to resuming our SEG events in Denver in September 2021, and at the AGU Fall 2021 Meeting, currently slated for New Orleans that December.
Department of Geophysics
Geophysics integrates physics, mathematics, geology, computer science, signal processing, and much, much more to unravel science related to Earth, energy, and the environment. To prepare students to be leaders in geophysics, we offer a B.S. degree in geophysical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics and geophysical engineering. Our graduates are hired by (1) groundwater, environmental, and subsurface construction firms, (2) petroleum, mining, and renewable energy companies, (3) government agencies, and (4) academic institutions. We invite you to come join us in the excitement of exploring our planet and beyond! Please contact email@example.com to learn more.
The Geophysics Department is pleased to announce the addition of an online petroleum geophysics certificate. The Petroleum Geophysics Certificate provides an opportunity to get a valuable education that fills the gap between a graduate degree and an industry course....
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