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The availability of research opportunities in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences is unprecedented for undergraduate and graduate students. Under the close mentorship of our qualified professors, undergraduates regularly participate in hands on, educational research. Our elite team of graduate students investigate the following areas:

  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Clastic and carbonate petrology
  • Exploration geophysics
  • Aquifer geophysics
  • Petroleum geology and reservoir characterization
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics
Geosciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Geosciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (GSURP) is sponsored by the Department of Geosciences for undergraduate students and pre-freshmen already enrolled for the fall semester. High school juniors are also encouraged to apply and participate during the summer before their senior high school year.

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge has provided support for much of the work done in GSURP.

Program participants conduct intense field work for six weeks and make presentations of their research findings. Many GSURP students present their findings and are recognized at the annual TU Student Research Colloquium. They are encouraged to also present at national and international conferences.