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The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University is kicking off the 2023-24 academic year and its 100th anniversary celebration by hosting a reception set for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Houston in conjunction with the International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy (IMAGE)/American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

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Geology classes began at Texas A&M in 1903, with today's Department of Geology and Geophysics (GEOL) being formed in 1994 when the two formerly separate departments merged. During the past 100 years, GEOL graduates have made significant contributions to a variety of fields, including the petroleum industry, environmental geology and understanding seismic hazards, while also contributing fundamental new knowledge about the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the Earth. 

The Houston reception will spotlight Texas A&M's Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, a comprehensive program that integrates geosciences, engineering and other disciplines to collaborate with industry and others to advance research and education in petroleum studies. 

The event will be a come-and-go gathering showcasing an overview of recent successes and challenges of the Berg-Hughes Center. The reception will be the first of a handful of events Texas A&M Geology and Geophysics plans to host during the upcoming academic year marking the department's centennial celebration.

To learn more about the Aug. 30 event or to RSVP to attend, please visit the calendar event page.