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Summer 2023

*Participants must provide their own transportation.

Hosting Organization: LouisianaView and the RAC

Who is eligible?
Students interested in pursuing an experience or career in earth science. Applicants should be between the ages of 16-19 years old and in good standing with their high school. Preference will be given to students in 11th or 12th grade.

What is the cost to attend?
The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through a grant, so registration is FREE!

How do I register? Contact us if you want to be on the mailing list for Summer 2024!

What does GEOSERVICE mean?
Geoscience Students Excelling In Real Vital Investigations with Community Engagement.

GEOSERVICE is earth observation technology in interdisciplinary projects that address environmental and public challenges that confront our society and future generations. GEOSERVICE matches industry partners and program participants to better prepare students for career paths in geosciences, geology, environmental sciences, coastal studies, natural disaster monitoring, and more.

More about the GEOSERVICE Grant
UL Lafayette’s Regional Application Center (RAC), headed by Brent Yantis, has been granted $364,874 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The RAC specializes in satellite and remotely sensed imagery for developing earth resources applications. It collaborates with agencies such as NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to provide the public with data. The grant aims to enhance interest in geosciences, particularly in geographic information systems technology. UL Lafayette’s faculty members, undergraduate, and graduate students will lead a bridge program that will reach out to high school students, thanks to this grant.

The aim of this bridge program is to cultivate curiosity in STEM professions, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The workshops concentrate on concerns that affect various communities in Louisiana, as well as the entire Gulf Coast. These concerns include coastline subsidence, marsh, and coastline erosion and retreat, and flooding due to tropical storm surges, heavy rainfall events, and sea-level rise. The program also addresses the human aspect of these issues. By participating, students acquire investigation and communication skills to disseminate information to their respective communities on how to address these problems.

What are some career paths in Geosciences?

  • Health and Air Quality
  • Disaster Response
  • Water Resources
  • Ecology/Earth Observation
  • Urban Development
  • Environmental Impact
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

For more information, please contact us.