Welcome to the student organization hub for UW Madison Department of Geosciences. Students in the department are committed to building community, seeking and creating professional development opportunities in their disciplines, and giving back to the broader community via service activities. There is something for everyone here, and if you have an idea, please consider contributing or collaborating!

Organization Description

Every graduate student in the department is automatically a member of GGSA (no dues required!). We seek to facilitate dialogue between Geoscience graduate students and the faculty, staff, university, and outside organizations, as well as foster constructive development within the department and university. Our annual activities include but are not limited to: field trips/retreats for students, professional development events, an annual banquet, the UW Geosciences research symposium, and prospective student recruitment activities!

2019-2020 Officers

President: Brittany Hupp

Vice President: Jeremy Patterson

Secretary:  Catherine Christenson

Treasurer: Collin Roland

Faculty Liaisons:  Andrew Walters and Naomi Barshi

Professional Development Chair:  Cameron Batchelor

Public Relations Chair:  Emily Mixon

Recruitment Coordinator:  Allison Jones

Graduate Student Ombudspeople: Alex Villa and Lisa Haas

Faculty Ombudspeople:  Stephen Meyers and Mike Cardiff




GeoPath is an initiative of GGSA focused on peer mentorship and community building between graduate and undergraduate GeoBadgers.

Organization Description

We aim to aid undergrad students in pursuit of a Geology and Geophysics degree and/or Geological Engineering degree by acting as a resource capable of supplementing said students’ education through the provision of approved materials accrued from undergraduate courses in Geology and Geophysics, and Geological Engineering.

We are committed to exposing undergrads to a variety of off-campus geo-related experiences not otherwise found on typical geology field trips. These experiences include, but are not limited to, trips to various museums in outlying cities, attending talks by guest speakers beyond UW-Madison, and visiting selected natural regions of geologic interest to lend a greater understanding of what those working in the geosciences have offered and can continue to offer.

2019-2020 Officers

Co-Presidents: AD & Ellie

Volunteer & Outreach: Emma & Jordan

Treasurer: Ansel

Social Media: Austin

GLE Liaison: Erica




Organization Description

The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. The AWG-UW Madison chapter has three main tenets: 1) community building 2) interdisciplinary interaction and 3) public outreach.

We welcome all graduate and undergraduate earth science students to participate in our meetings and events–including allies!

2019-2020 Officers

President: Allison Jones

Vice President: Cameron Batchelor

Treasurer: Brittany Hupp

Secretary: Eve Meltzer

Public Relations: Julia Shates

Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Barshi


Twitter (@AWG UW-Madison)
Learn more about the AWG national organization 

Organization Description

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists seeks to “foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct.” The UW Madison student chapter of AAPG meets monthly for social and professional development events. The chapter also regularly sponsors an Imperial Barrel (IBA) team.

2019-2020 Officers

President – Colby Schwaderer

Vice President – Nick Sullivan

Treasurer – Kai Hu

Secretary – Cameron Shepherd

Outreach Chair – Ellie Callahan



Please contact COLBY W SCHWADERER <> for membership information.

Organization Description

The Collegiate Paleontological Association of Wisconsin (CPAW) is a state wide consortium dedicated to the promotion of undergraduate and graduate research in paleontology across Wisconsin. CPAW Madison Chapter meets weekly as Paleontology Club on the UW Madison Campus.

2019-2020 Officers

President: Liv Parsons

Vice President: Thomas Lavery

Treasurer: Tony Hotchner

Graduate Advisors: Aaron Kufner & Hannah Miller

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Clay Kelly


Twitter (@CPAWMadison)

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