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Stanford University Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

About the Program: SURGE provides college students (and some recent college graduates) outside of Stanford, who are underrepresented in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences, an opportunity to work on research projects with a Stanford faculty for eight weeks during the summer.

Areas of Study and Eligibility: Stanford SURGE touches on a variety of disciplines, including geochemistry, geophysics, Earth systems and energy resource engineering. We also encourage students majoring in chemistry, math, computer sciences, engineering, and biology who are interested in the Earth and environmental sciences to apply.

Logistics: Students receive room & board on Stanford's campus, a $3,000 stipend, and seven-week GRE course, which amounts to approximately an $11,000 package. In addition to working closely with Stanford faculty and PhD students in a Stanford lab, students also present their research in front of the Stanford community at the SURGE research symposium, taking place in the last week of the program. More information on SURGE and the application can be found on our website.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/25/2019
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Program Dates: 6/21/2019 - 8/17/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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Stanford University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Climate Change
Coastal Ecosystems
Ocean Science
Petroleum Engineering

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