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.

Minority Education through Traveling and Learning in the Sciences (METALS)


This program of the University of New Orleans Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for minority High School students wishing to explore the Earth Sciences through field study. This summer, students will travel to California with high school students from other parts of the US, as well as college professors, teachers, graduate students, and professional earth scientists. UNO's Minority Awareness Geoscience Program was the first program in the U.S., and for over 35 years it has been helping students like you explore the earth sciences.

When is the program?

We"ll start exploring on June 9-20, 2013.

How much are the fees?

This is a free program. Funds are provided by the National Science Foundation and private donors including Exxon and Shell.

Where will the program take place?

We will explore the Coast of Northern California and Yosemite
National Park.


Application Deadline!

The deadline for applications is March 10, 2013.

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