Society of Earth Science Students

Welcome to SESS!


Meetings are Fridays at 11 am in Gould-Simpson 201



About the Society of Earth Science Students


Students sit looking over a scenic overlook in the shadow of a cliff on Mount Lemmon.The Society of Earth Science Students is an undergraduate club within the Geosciences department that is open to all majors who are interested in the study of Earth sciences and systems including: Geology, Geophysics, Earth Systems, Geography, Dendrochronology & Climatology. We host weekly meetings that are structured to keep the undergraduates informed about departmental talks, trips and research opportunities. Professors and graduate students often come to discuss their research, and industry professionals from mining, oil and government agencies, like the USGS, participate in discussions about employment opportunities. We have a strong presence at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Tucson Festival of Books, and we participate in other community outreach here in Tucson. The club also goes on organized hiking and camping trips, mining tours and museum visits.

  Like us on Facebook!The SESS club poses for a group photo


2017-2018 SESS Officers

President-Jessie McCraw

Vice President- Nicholas Porter

Treasurer- Sarah Patterson

Outreach Coordinator- Benjamin Reardon

Special Events Coordinator- Maria Snyder

Dr. Jessica L Kapp, Faculty Advisor

Dr. Paul Kapp, Faculty Advisor

Contact SESS:

TGMS and Tucson area educational outreach

A male student works with children and their parents at a demonstration table at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Student

Each February the Society of Earth Science Students hosts the large junior educational section at the world famous Tucson Gem and Mineral show. This interactive display includes exciting demonstrations such as earthquake and tsunami simulations, volcanoes, digging for dinosaurs, and much more!

If your educational institution or program is interested in junior earth science education outreach, please contact our outreach coordinator.





 UA Faculty Advisers: Jessica Kapp, Paul Kapp
SESS Logo: Original artist unknown. Re-design and color by Dolores D.