AIPG | American Institute of Professional Geoscientists

Student Chapter at UC Davis

Our mission. from the National Organization Website

  • advance the geological sciences and the profession of geology;
  • establish qualifications for professional geologists;
  • certify the qualifications of specific individual Member geologists to the public;
  • promote high standards of ethical conduct among its Members and Adjuncts, and within the profession of geology; and
  • represent, and advocate for, the geological profession before government and the general public.

Club membership. Admittance is guaranteed to anyone interested in advancing their professional geoscience skills. A majority of our members are geology undergraduates, but we appreciate diversity of all kinds, including subject and career status! 

Activities. We like to do a variety of speaker events, field trips, networking events, and career skill workshops, and enjoy collaboration with other campus clubs.

Officers. 2019-2020

  • Adelicia Johnson, President
  • Joshua Woodley, Vice President
  • Sara Benavidez, Financial Officer
  • Serena Lu, Social Media Officer/ Ambassador/ Visual Design
  • Allison Pang, Secretary

Faculty Sponsor. Nicolas Pinter
Contact. adejohnson at uc or jswoodsley at

AWG | Association for Women Geoscientists

Student Chapter at UC Davis

Our mission. From the National Chapter: "The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers."

Club membership. The AWG, UC Davis Student Chapter, is open to anyone who supports women in science (students, faculty, staff, etc), but our programming targets mainly undergraduate and graduate students.

Activities. Currently, our activities ranges from speaker panels, writing retreats and tutoring, a mentorship program, seminars, informal outreach talks and fundraisers. We are working on developing subject-based programming with a field component.

Officers. 2019-2020

  • Elizabeth Grant, President
  • Rebecca Fildes, Vice President
  • Supratim Dey, Secretary
  • Alba Mar Rodriguez Padilla, Treasurer
  • Veronica Padilla Vriesman, Communications Coordinator

Faculty Sponsor. Sandy Carlson
Contact. Elizabeth Grant: ergrant at

Geology Club at UC Davis

Our mission. The Geology Club at UC Davis unites students who are passionate for the geosciences. The Geology Club spreads awareness of the critical role geology plays in our society through education and exploration of California's diverse and beautiful geological environment. 

Officers. 2019-2020

  • Casey Springer, President
  • Taryn Lausch, Vice President
  • Santiago Hernandez, Treasurer
  • LeAnne Page, Secretary

Faculty Sponsor. Mike Oskin
Contact. Casey Springer: clspringer at

Marine Science Club at UC Davis

Our mission. The Marine Science Club connects individuals who are passionate about marine science. The Marine Science Club aims to raise awareness and foster interest in marine science through interactive events, socials, and seminars.

Officers. 2019-2020

  • Jonathan Huang, Co-president
  • Michael Brito, Co-president
  • Madeline Frey, Treasurer

Faculty Sponsor. Rick Grosberg 
Contact. Jonathan Huang: jonhuang at