As the Covid-19 pandemic extends its impact to the new academic year, students are having to rapidly adapt to unprecedented changes in the educational environment and face increased financial and career insecurity. Some students are facing unexpected life and financial challenges due to the loss of part time jobs, unemployed parents or family members, and some have children or younger siblings at home needing care and attention. Course and field gear that used to be shared must now be individualized. Lockdowns of research facilities has slowed research productivity, requiring a resetting of thesis expectations. Even so, some students may still be required to stay at UT past their financial aid support windows. Significant university and federal resources have been distributed, but do not come close to meeting the needs of all of our students. This Hornraiser seeks to lift the burden from students in many ways as they push forward in their studies.
Studying Seismic Data
Students are now having to either do field work alone, or in a small group that has all tested negative for the COVID 19. This puts an added burden on students and university resources available for such trips, which are required for graduation.
Field Camp 2020
How Can You Help?
Please consider making a donation at any level and make a meaningful difference for students. Your contribution will advance the teaching and research mission of our Jackson School family. We can overcome these challenges with your support.
Field Camp 2019
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Your donation provides funding to purchase supplies required for new, virtual laboratories. Covid precautions have moved many course labs online, requiring students to purchase software, rock kits, and other items.