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Stanford University Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Looking for a summer undergraduate research opportunity in the Earth and environmental sciences? Stanford University's School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences is looking for undergraduate sciences students to apply to SURGE (Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering). SURGE gives students outside of Stanford the opportunity to work on earth and environmental sciences research projects with a Stanford faculty for the period of eight weeks during the summer. Some recent college graduates may be eligible to apply.

The areas of study offered through Stanford SURGE touch on a variety of disciplines, including geochemistry, geophysics, Earth systems and energy resource engineering. We also encourage majors in chemistry, math, computer sciences, engineering, and biology who are interested int he Earth and environmental sciences.

Program 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. All of this information can be found in the flyer attached and on our website: Feel free to email Dr. Carrillo at if you have any questions.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/26/2018
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Program Dates: 6/22/2018 - 8/18/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Stanford University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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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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