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Geosciences Bridge Program

  • The Geosciences Bridge Program offers a 6-week paid internship for students planning to pursue careers in the geosciences. The program includes lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, two for-credit college courses, housing, meals, travel to and from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), and a stipend. 

    The 2021 Program will run for six weeks from June 28 through August 6, 2021 and will be held in person on the UMES campus. This year's summer program will be adjusted to comply with the UMES COVID-19 policy, which includes social distancing and abiding by CDC guidelines. All applicants will be notified via email if they've been accepted into the program by Monday, May 24, 2021. 

    The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) at UMES. The program introduces high school seniors to ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and geographic information systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing techniques. The activities provided and experience on campus strengthen students’ knowledge of mathematics, teach them life skills that will prepare them for college life, and enhance their academic performance through advisement, social support, and tutorial services.

    This collaborative summer program is designed to recruit and train high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, in various areas of the Geosciences field.


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  • NSF LogoThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 1540573 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award NA11SEC4810002. 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 NSF or NOAA.  

    The Geosciences Bridge Program is a leveraged program of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center and the NSF CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics