Summer Experiences

There are a lot of options for hands-on learning. Come find your science!

A large number of our students spend their summers involved in geoscience research projects, agencies, and topics, but some do not. Whether a student is participating in a geoscience research project or interning with a financial company, the level of engagement is impressive. Faculty and students are grateful for all the support from alumni-supported funds -- the Kozak, McGuire, Spencer, Schwab; R. Preston Hawkins IV; and Edgar W. Spencer '53 Geology Field Research funds -- and university funding that allow them to engage so meaningfully in research. Students often present their summer research at national conferences. To find out about opportunities, check out our Summer Research and Internships page.

On the next few pages you can read about several projects, in the students' own words.