- Geoscience Graduate Student Association (GGSA)
- Undergraduate GeoClub
- Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
- Paleontology Club
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!
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!
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
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.
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 male allies!
President: Allison Jones
Vice President: Cameron Batchelor
Treasurer: Brittany Hupp
Secretary: Eve Meltzer
Public Relations: Julia Shates
Volunteer Coordinator: Naomi Barshi
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.
President – Shlomo Honig
Vice President – Noah Vriese
Treasurer – Joe Rasmussen
Secretary – Colby Schwaderer
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for membership information.
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.
President: Liv Parsons
Vice President: Thomas Lavery
Treasurer: Tony Hotchner
Graduate Advisors: Aaron Kufner & Hannah Miller
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Clay Kelly