Are you interested in a career with a social impact?

Do you have an interest in Earth & Environmental Sciences?

Apply for the Geophysics Field Camp Experience! 

Rutgers University-Newark, Dickinson College, and Towson University are hosting a 2-week long near surface geophysics field camp at Oregan Ridge in Maryland for first- or second-year undergraduate students interested in the geosciences.

The 2024 program will take place over two weeks from June 10 to 23, 2024.

Successful applicants will be paid a $1200 stipend. All food and lodging are included

To be notified when the applications become available for GNOMES please enter your email via the link below.

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Applications are due by February 28, 2024 applicants will be notified in March 2024. 

What is geophysics?

Geophysics is the study of the physical structure of the earth using integrates geology, math, and physics to understand how the Earth works. Geophysicists combine laboratory and field experiments with computational and theoretical modeling to understand Earth processes. The field camp will focus on near-surface geophysics which is used in noninvasive investigations of environmental and engineering problems.

What will I do at the field camp?

Participants will work with graduate student mentors and experts in geophysics to use geophysical methods to study, probe and learn more about dynamic processes in the Earth’s critical zone. Participants will learn about careers in the geosciences and improve their science communication and computing skills.

Do I need any prior experience?

Students are not expected to have any prior experience before but must show an interest in the geosciences and be willing to participate in outdoor field work.  Other student requirements are:

· Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

· Be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year collegiate institution. 

· Be a freshman or sophomore as of the application deadline.

· Be available to attend the field camp for two weeks in May/June

Preference will be given to undergraduate students who have not yet declared a major and have an interest in the geosciences. 

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employers and applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities and people with disabilities, are encouraged. 

Student lodging and food will be in Towson University dorms. 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kristina Keating, Rutgers University-Newark

Dr. Jorden Hayes, Dickinson College


GNOMES is a collaboration between Dickinson College, Penn State University, Rutgers University-Newark, and Towson University. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Grant #ICER 1701013 and #ICER 2119850. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

Other opportunities

For a paid summer research opportunity apply to the Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability Research Experiences for Undergraduates! 

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