Saturday, August 28, 2010

Geoscience Society has joined Facebook!!

Check us out at!/group.php?gid=130158127030506&v=wall&ref=ts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Big Bend National Park Trip April 10-13, 2009

Over Easter weekend 26 Texas Tech Geoscience students had the opportunity to tour Big Bend led by Dr. Tom Lehman. It was a great trip! The Geoscience Society covered the complete cost of the trip by using money raised from our lab manual sales! Here are some miscellaneous pictures...If any members want to send pictures and a write up of a stop or two they can be posted here!!! Email

Arbor Day- April 24th

Thanks to everybody who came out to plant flowers for Arbor Day on the Texas Tech Campus! After we were done with our plot we helped out AAPG! Thanks to Nolwenn and Robbie for pictures!

Election Results and Minutes for April

The 2009-2010 Officers are:

President- Kevin Werts
Junior/Senior Vice President- Heather McGarity
Freshman/Sophomore Vice President: Jennifer Riedel
Treasurer: Brittany Reneau
Secretary: Greg Duncan
S.O.A.C. Rep: Tiffany Fisher
Graduate Student Rep: Ryan Lellis

As always the officers can be reached by emailing

Minutes for April Meeting

5:30 pm: Meeting is called to order

5:31 pm: Dr. Lehman makes announcements concerning the Big Bend trip

· We will be leaving Friday April 10th at 7:00 in the morning.

· No sample collecting is allowed unless you have a permit.

· People will need to provide their own lunch on the 10th and buy a lunch on the way back (13th)

· On Saturday night, we will be entering Terlingua for dinner.

5:35 pm: Pizza arrives and is served.

5:40 pm: Rissa and John take a poll to see who will be attending the Big Bend trip and what sort of food should be purchased.

· Dinners: Sausage Tortilla Wraps and Burgers

· Lunch: Sandwich fixings, granola bars, chips, fruit, etc

· Breakfast: Oatmeal, breakfast bars, fruit, etc

5:45 pm: Elections

· Each candidate is allowed a few minutes to discuss with the society what makes them qualified to be an officer

· Officers elected

o President: Kevin Werts

o Junior/Senior Vice President: Heather McGarity

o Freshman/Sophomore Vice President: Jennifer Riedel

o Treasurer: Brittany Reneau

o Secretary: Greg Duncan

· Other “Officer Notes”

o Dr. Hetherington will be our advisor as voted on in March

o Rissa Westerfieldwill stay on as “Interim” treasure while Brittany is gone over the summer. Both will have signing privileges on the account so the society is functional to organize/purchase for the fundraiser at the beginning of Fall semester.

5:55 pm: Heather announces autism walk

· April 5th, be there by 1:30, Coronado High Track and Field at 34th and Vicksburg Ave

5:55 pm: Rissa announces Arbor day and baseball cleanup.

· Arbor day will take place on April 24th, 1:20 – 3:00

· Baseball Cleanup , 2 days: April 5 and 19th at 3:00 pm

6:00 pm: Sergio talks about poster day and having a picnic afterwards.

· Votes were taken to have Rudy’s BBQ catered to feed the Geoscience Society after poster presentations.

6:10 pm: Outgoing officers thank everyone for a great year and meeting is adjourned

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Vice President Nominee: Jennifer Riedel

This society has really served as an outlet in which I could become familiar with people that have similar ideas and passions. Incoming freshman can really benefit from this and I think we should encourage younger members to join. This could be done via flyers, one of us talking to them during classes, or having informational socials. With a larger membership, we can better benefit the community through service. I would like to see the society do more community service. The package we sent to the troops in Iraq at Christmas was awesome, and I think other groups would really appreciate that kind of generosity as well. Race for the Cure or Relay for Life are worthwhile and fun events that serve a great purpose. It would be really cool if we could get a group together and participate next year. I think the society and its members could benefit from more field trips. These provide great hands on experience and really allow you to get to know the other members. This society has done a great deal of good for the department and community and I would like to see us continue to set the bar high for the other organizations!

Vice President Nominee: Heather McGarity

Classification: Senior

I am currently a member of the Geoscience Society and have been for the past year. I am also the treasurer of the geoscience honors society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon. As a vice president I will be responsible for planning events. I plan on continuing the bowling nights since they are a big success. I also would like to see the Geoscience Society become more involved with other societies such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers. I am currently a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and I would like to start planning tailgates with this society during football games. I believe that since I am currently a member of both I will have an easier time mediating between the two societies. Another major plan for the geosciences society is to have fund raisers like the baseball field clean up and the pancake festival. These would help raise money to take trips and have fun events like the ones we have had in the previous year. As a vice president, I will work my hard and put the Geoscience Society as a priority. Wreck ‘em Tech!

Secretary Nominee: Tiffany Fisher

Classification: Sophomore

My goal, if I become secretary, is to enhance the position of secretary to help improve our society for the upcoming year. The secretary’s position is to primarily maintain an accurate record of the meetings and chair committees within the organization. As secretary, I will help to inform the members of the society quickly and efficiently of the minutes from the past meeting. Also the agenda will be typed and ready to go promptly at every meeting. I hope to improve the participation of the members by maintaining a committee that will inspire them in their fields of study. I also hope to encourage others my age to join and participate in this great organization.