Thanks to support from an NSF grant, all students in the program complete undergraduate research with the geoscience faculty. Our innovative research in structural geology, earthquake geology, volcanology, biogeography, and paleoclimate is funded by more than 2 million worth of grants that allow students to travel with us to local and remote field settings including Greenland, the Colorado Rockies, the Appalachians, and the Pacific Northwest. Other projects are available using our electron microprobe laboratory, micro-X-ray fluorescence laboratory, environmental geography laboratory, the R.T. Hill Spatial Analysis laboratory, sample preparation facilities, ground penetrating radar, and polarizing light microscopes. We can help defray the cost of college by offering an opportunity to earn income by working in the laboratory or in the field.
Read the articles Arctic Travels and Volcanic Travels published in the CU Alumni Magazine and the article Leading Undergraduates to the Edge of Science published in The Neuron for more information about our undergraduate research opportunities.