Program Dates  June 29 - August 7, 2015 (Application Deadline Extended to April 15, 2015)  

The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES),

Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) at Howard University,

Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) at Florida A & M University (FAMU),

and Center for Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST) at the City College of the City of New York (CUNY


announce a Collaborative Summer Program designed to recruit and train high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, in various areas of the Geosciences. The program will take place over 6 weeks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, MD.



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About the Program

  • Interns stay in the UMES residence halls and will be with trained dorm counselors at all times. 
  • Program includes lectures and field trips with hands-on activities in different areas of geoscience vis-à-vis    marine geology, physical  oceanography and atmospheric science, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, remote sensing (GIS), environmental science, environmental engineering, civil engineering and related fields.
  • Interns will also enroll in College Algebra or Calculus I course, as well as in a Freshman Seminar course.

 Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible, participants should plan to pursue a Bachelors degree in marine geology, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, or remote sensing/GIS. Please note that preference will be given to students entering the institutions listed on this page: Click here  




Students will receive $500 per week (6 week program) and be reimbursed for travel to and from UMES's campus.  Additionally, all program participants' housing and meals will be supplied by the program.

  Click here for application materials  

 Click here to download the program flyer.   


   This material is based upon work supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the National Science Foundation.    
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