Clubs and Committees

Undergrad Earth & Environmental Science Club 

The Earth & Environmental Science Club (EESC) is a student-ran undergraduate club that hosts an array of events on and off-campus. The club meets weekly in the evenings in Schermerhorn Hall.

Field trips are a big part of the club with the Central Park Geology field trip planned in the Fall, and the overnight camping trip planned for the Spring. 

They also have a monthly seminar that brings in faculty to talk about interesting topics in the earth and environmental science fields. 

Some other popular events they host are Bad Geology Movie Nights and registration events. 

For more info about the club, please contact the UPM. 

Graduate Student Committee

Graduate Student Committee (GSC) of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University is an independent, student-led organization that provides a forum for concerns related to all aspects of student life within the department, including the academic program, student facilities, and social activities.

The GSC serves as a liaison between the graduate student body and department faculty, and also to other groups with close ties to the department: the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the American Museum of Natural History. Interaction among these groups is encouraged through the GSC's support of afternoon teas, lunchtime sports, and annual events such as the Chili Cook-Off and the Summer Picnic.

Due to a generous endowment from Dr. Paul Richards, Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Natural Sciences, the GSC is also able to contribute funds toward special events and projects such as weekly Graduate Student Tea, various semester gatherings and events, Women in Science at Columbia's Girls' Science Day. All students are encouraged to attend and participate in GSC meetings and activities.