- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Six Weeks
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Preserving the Environment, Environmental Science
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Credit Awarded: Yes
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 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.