Minority Awareness Program for Geoscience

METALS 2012 Group PhotoAre you a junior or senior in high school? Are you interested in Math and Science? Are you interested in adventure and discovering the world around you? Maybe you had or currently have an interest in river systems, deltas, coastal geology, Louisiana land loss issues, man's impact on natural landscapes, storm impacts on coastal areas, rocks, minerals or the earth's history in general.

MAP Earth Science Field Trip in Louisiana


An educational summer field opportunity for students with an interest in the sciences and a curiosity for learning more about the natural world. Students will participate in science investigations as they travel and learn together.  Students will gain an understanding of the natural environments of their home state and build a foundation for studying science in college.

When is the program?

We'll start exploring on June 8 -14, 2014. 

How much are the fees and what is process for selection?

There is no cost associated with this program, but it is highly competitive.  We will select up to 14 top candidates through an interview process.  Please complete the attached application materials and return them NO LATER THAN April 30,2014 to be eligible.  We will begin interviewing the early candidates April 28 - May 2.  Please do not delay in submitting your application!

Where will the program take place?

We will visit coastal wetland locations, barrier Islands, the Mississippi River, the Atchafalaya River and Avery Island Salt Dome.  Overnight accommodation will be at state parks, US Department of Agriculture facility and UNO's Coastal Education and Research Facility.  Travel will be by UNO and rental vans.

For more information please contact Dinah Maygarden (dmarygard@uno.edu) 504-280-1374 or Ivan Gill (igill@uno.edu).

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014.

For full details about the application, please read about the selection process >>.

Have Questions?

Contact the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Minority Awareness Program
for Geoscience

Dinah Maygarden
Phone: (504) 280-1374
Fax: (504) 280-4022
Email: dmaygard@uno.edu