Our students don't just build a community within our department; they create a close-knit family that bonds on field trips, pursues social development and professional networking through their student organizations, and celebrates each other's achievements. Take a look at the activities and accomplishments of our Earth and Environmental Sciences family.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
The Geological & Environmental Sciences Department hosts the Eta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor society for the geosciences. Its objectives are the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences. Learn more about membership in Sigma Gamma Epsilon >>
Our students organize and lead two clubs within Geological and Environmental Sciences: the Students for Environmental Action (SEA), and the League of Extraordinary Geologists. While their activities are different, they share a common goal: to change the way we think about the world around us, and to have a great time doing it. Learn more >>
Field Trip Photos
Our students are active off campus as well, and we offer plenty of opportunities to explore geology and environmental science first-hand, in the field. In addition to regional field trips in the geologically diverse state of California, students have had the opportunity to participate in some incredible geological spring break field trips—to Hawaii, Chile, and other destinations. Take a look >>
We are proud of our students' many accomplishments and awards. Each year we honor a few of our truly exceptional graduating seniors with the Outstanding Graduate award. These are students who have not only earned a consistently high academic record, but who have also been actively involved in our discipline through activities, research, and special projects. Meet some of our outstanding students >>