University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
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- HQ location:
- Austin, TX
The Bureau of Economic Geology, established in 1909, is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau, part of The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at UT, also functions as the State Geological Survey. We provide research and advice related to energy and environmental issues and perform State Geological Survey functions as requested by the State Legislature. Outreach efforts involve the public, State agencies, Federal agencies, private foundations, and industry. The Bureau conducts basic and applied research related to energy resources including oil, natural gas, and coal; mineral resources; coastal processes; Earth and environmental systems; hydrogeology; carbon sequestration; nanotechnology; energy economics; and geologic mapping.
The Bureau disseminates scientific knowledge by (1) publishing research in scientific journals, in BEG reports, and on the Internet; (2) conducting technology-transfer workshops; (3) participating in professional meetings; (4) training undergraduate, graduate and postdocs by providing hands-on research experience with modern datasets; and (5) promoting K–12 and public outreach.
“I do not get pressured to do things right away. I am given the freedom to set my own priorities. I have an open door policy with my boss.”
“The Directorate is pro-active at seeking out additional funding sources. They pick the right scientists who also are pro-active at seeking out and following new research.”
“The BEG is known around the world and sought after when it comes to geology.”
“We are leaders in many fields of research and we have the support to continue in this direction.”
“They care about their employees.”