The mission of the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences is to provide students a unique integrative education and training experience that prepares them to meet the challenges and opportunities in the multiple dimensions of contemporary earth, environmental and marine sciences.


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The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) consists of a diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise in the Earth, environmental, and marine sciences. Students pursuing degrees within SEEMS enjoy learning and research opportunities within and beyond the classroom. All degree programs directly engage students in the discovery process and take full advantage of the unique and exciting human-natural systems of the Lower Rio Grande Valley at the intersection of tropical climatic divides and South Texas' coastal, estuarine, and marine ecosystems.

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Nature Geoscience journal publishes article on river behavior by UTRGV SEEMS Professor Tian Dong

By Maria Gonzalez

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – AUG. 03, 2023 – Dr. Tian Y. Dong, assistant professor of Ocean, Coastal, and Earth Sciences at the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS), has been published as co-author of a research paper accepted for publication in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience.

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River behavior digital elevation map

Hawaiian grad student at UTRGV passionate about sustainability

By Victoria Brito Morales

Mackenzie Feldman, a graduate student in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, come to the Valley all the way from Oahu, Hawai’i. She obviously likes to stay busy, and it’s all for a good cause: sustainable agriculture.

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