Who Are We?
Ahoy There! We are the Texas Marine Science Club, and we are proud to be the University of Texas at Austin’s premier student organization for all things aquatic. The Marine Science Club is dedicated to introducing and sharing the wonders of the seven seas to all students, regardless of major. Through academic opportunities, professional development workshops, and social events, we aim to provide all aspiring oceanographers with the skills, resources, support, and fish energy needed to further explore and advance themselves in the marine world, whether that be a profession or a passion.
What Kind of Events Do We Host?
We host a wide range of events for our members, including academic and professional development workshops, outdoor activities, environmentalism and sustainability based activities, and marine-themed social events. We also work closely with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the oldest (and the best) marine science institute in the state of Texas. As a result of this partnership, our meetings often include guest speakers including faculty and graduate students from the UT Marine Science Institute. We also frequently host UT alumni and professionals within the marine science industry to allow members to learn about careers in marine science outside of academia.
Another popular event is our semesterly trips to Port Aransas, Texas to check out the UT Marine Science Institute and help each of our members become familiar with the campus and the academic and professional opportunities available to them at the institute. For more information on UTMSI, click here.
To see what we have planned for the upcoming semester, check out our upcoming events page, which we update weekly.
DISCLAIMER: Our programming has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are REQUIRED at all indoor meetings and activites. Outdoor activities will be prioritized, and all club events are completely optional. We are a science-based organization, and as such, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all of our members get vaccinated to ensure our collective safety. The safety of our members is our top priority. For more information, check out our COVID-19 resources page.
This All Sounds Great! How Do I Join?
We are an all-inclusive organization, so as long as you are a UT student with an interest in marine science and lots of fish energy, we would love to have you in our organization, regardless of your major. For more information on how to join, check out this page. Come swim on by if you’re not feeling too crabby! We guarantee you’ll have a whale of a good time!
For any other questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!