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Opportunities in the Geosciences

High School Science Teachers: The UWM Dept of Geosciences is very excited to offer paid summer science research opportunities for underrepresented students. This program is available to students within their first two years at UW-Milwaukee and to students entering UW-Milwakee (incl. Waukesha and Washington Co) or MATC in Fall '22. Students can earn $2,000 to spend 4 weeks learning from our geologists while completing exciting local research activities. See the attached flyer and review the link to the GO FoRWARD website for more information and the application. Some of our past participants are actively engaged in our geoscience program now, and several of them recently presented student research posters at the UWM undergraduate symposium! So please consider passing along this unique opportunity to your graduating seniors that are entering UWM or MATC (or feel free to send to any 1st or 2nd year UW-Milwaukee students that you might know!)

A summer experience hosted by the UWM Department of Geosciences and funded by the National Science Foundation, dedicated to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of students majoring in geosciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Middle School or High School Science Teachers: The UW-Milwaukee Dept of Geosciences provides virtual 'What a geologist does!' presentations for middle and high school science teachers that are interested to have their students interact with UWM geologists about the exciting field of geology and the variety of exciting careers that can be entered with a geoscience degree. Our UWM geoscientists are routinely solving complex science problems here on campus, traveling to exciting destinations for field trips or research, and then entering exciting careers solving environmental, water, mineral resource, or energy resource problems, and even studying the geology of other planets! So, if interested to set up a 'What a geologist does!' presentation for your classroom this spring or next year, please contact Rob Graziano at or Sami Fleischman at

Middle or High School Teachers: The UW-Milwaukee Dept of Geosciences has connections to help facilitate an exciting live interaction with a 'floating classroom' in the Pacific Ocean. The E/V Nautilus exploration and research vessel lead by Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) and Nat Geo explorer in residence Dr. Robert Ballard, has regular opportunities for teachers to set up live ship-to-shore broadcasts with the team of Researchers and Science Communication Fellows that are actively exploring the seafloor (currently in the Pacific Ocean). Their mission is to promote STEAM education at all levels and allow students an opportunity to explore the ocean floor in real-time with their onboard team. If interested to engage your students in one of these unique opportunities, or to incorporate one of their science lessons into your curriculum, or to learn about 'At-Sea Programs' for students and educators, go to their website or contact Rob Graziano at for more information.


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