Program Dates  June 27 - August 5, 2016 
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

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 are with trained dorm counselors at all times. 
  • Interns 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.
  • Interns enroll in either College Algebra or Calculus I (dependent upon math placement test) and Freshman Seminar course.

 Eligibility Criteria


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




Interns receive $500 per week (6 week program) and are reimbursed for travel to and from UMES's campus.  All program participants' housing and meals are 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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