Geopath Field Camp

Rutgers University–Newark & Temple University 

May 19-June 2, 2018

Are you interested in a career with a social impact?

Do you have an interest in Earth & Environmental Sciences?

Apply for the Geophysics Field Camp Experience!

Rutgers University-Newark & Temple University are hosting a geophysics field camp at the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory in Pennsylvania for freshmen or sophomore students interested in the geosciences.

Successful applicants will receive a $1000 stipend with food and lodging included

The applications are due by February 20, 2018 or until available slots are filled.  The application can be downloaded here -> Geopath application.

What is geophysics?

Geophysics is the study of the physical structure of the earth using integrates geology, math, and physics to understand how the Earth works. Geophysicists combine laboratory and field experiments with computational and theoretical modeling to understand Earth processes. The field camp will focus on near-surface geophysics which is used in noninvasive investigations of environmental and engineering problems.

What will I do at the field camp?

Participants will work with graduate student mentors and experts in geophysics to use geophysical methods to study, probe and learn more about dynamic processes in the Earth’s critical zone. Participants will learn about careers in the geosciences and improve their science communication and computing skills.

Do I need any prior experience?

Students are not expected to have any prior geophysics knowledge before the field camp but must show an interest in the geosciences and be willing to participate in outdoor field work.  Other student requirements are:

· Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

· Be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year collegiate institution. Preference will be given to those students within the Philadelphia AMP, GSLSAMP or NNJ-B2B consortiums.  

· Be a freshman or sophomore as of the application deadline.

· Be available to attend the mandatory on-line introductory training sessions (approximately 1 hour each) in April and May 2018.

· Be available to attend the field camp between from May 18-June 2, 2018.

Rutgers and Temple University are equal opportunity employers and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities and people with disabilities.

Lodging will be in outdoor cabins adjacent to the Civil Engineering Lodge in the Stone Valley Recreation. Transportation and all meals will be provided. 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Judy Robinson, Rutgers University-Newark


Dr. Jon Nyquist, Temple University  

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