welcome to the department of geology
Dependence on our planet’s precious resources is at the forefront of our global consciousness. As a result, geologists will continue to fill a critical role in society and in industry. You will have opportunities to train in earth sciences as an area of specialization and the ability to develop a broad geological knowledge base for a professional career or graduate study.
STUDYING PREHISTORIC FORMATIONS WITH ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Jacob Meinerts is an SFA graduate student in geology. Currently, he is working in the Lampasas Cut Plain in Central Texas within Fort Hood Military Installation. Jacob is studying carbonate rocks from the Cretaceous era. The delineation of heterogeneous carbonate strata, including detailed mapping and petrographic analyses, will help determine the depositional and diagenetic history of the Edwards Group, unique biozones and the geomorphic evolution of the Owl Mountain Province.
Jacob Meinerts, Class of 2018
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
Meet Our Students
Danielle completed her bachelor’s degree in geology at SFA and is now pursuing her master’s degree. As part of her graduate research, Danielle is using gravity and electrical resistivity techniques to determine the causes of reactivation of a fault line in Montgomery County, Texas.
Robert (Bobby) Schoen
Bobby’s primary interest involves the structural evolution of the Sierra del Carmen in Big Bend National Park. His graduate field work at SFA has revealed tectonic events at Big Bend, including the Laramide orogeny, Tertiary magmatism and Basin and Range extension.
Toluwani recently completed a summer internship with the Infrastructure/Design division of Texas Parks & Wildlife, where she learned about sustainability, project management and design. During her senior year at SFA, she’ll serve as president of the Association of Petroleum Geologists student chapter.