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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.


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About the Program

  The Geosciences Program will take place over 6 weeks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore(UMES) in Princess Anne, MD.  
   Geosciences Program Interns:
  • Reside in the UMES residence halls, are with trained dorm counselors at all times and have a 9PM curfew (housing and meals are provided).  
  • Participate in lectures and field trips with hands-on activities in different areas of geoscience such as: atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography, remote sensing (GIS) and related fields.
  • Enroll in either College Algebra or Calculus I (dependent upon math placement test) and Freshman Seminar course.
  • Receive $500 per week paid bi-weekly.
  • Are reimbursed for travel to/from UMES.

 Eligibility Criteria


The Geosciences Program is for graduating High School seniors who:

  • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Have been acceptance into an accredited US College/University. Preference will be given to students entering the institutions listed on this page: Click here  
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in a geoscience discipline, such as: atmospheric science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, ocean), environmental science, geography, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, marine geology, marine science, meteorology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS, etc.


Program Benefits

The Geosciences Program benefits include:

  • Paid travel to and from UMES, housing, meals, stipend and tuition and fees for 2 college courses (Math and Freshman Seminar - credit through UMES).
  • Students who attend a Cooperative Science Center (CSC) academic partner are eligible for scholarship opportunities and research positions through their respective center. Click here to read about the Centers, their research and their academic partners.
  • Staff support for finding future internships with one of our partners, such as The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)
  Click here for application materials  

 Click here to download the program flyer  


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