GeoX

Experience geosciences from the Texas A&M campus

GeoX students in the field

Summer 2020 Update:

This year GeoX 2020 is coming to YOU! Yes, that's right!

Although GeoX cannot be offered as a residential camp due to COVID-19 precautions, the GeoX experience will adapt to bring the science to you. GeoX is moving the same presentation platform as all of the classes that are offered in the residential version of GeoX but GeoX 2020 will be virtual!

Faculty, student counselors, and staff are excited for this opportunity which will give high school participants the ability to witness topnotch geoscientists research every aspect of our environment - from the atmosphere to the ocean seafloor. From the comfort and safety of their home, high schoolers will learn the connection of the environment to causes, mitigation strategies, and scientific patterns associated with public health crises. GeoX will be hosted in various online delivery formats and details for how to tune in will follow. If any additional accommodation is required, please email jnunez@tamu.edu.

Since there are no residential hall restrictions, there is no limit to the number of participants this year, and as always, there is no cost to the participants!

GeoX will also include a virtual tour and workshop with a Fortune 500 company! The application is open, so please share with every high school student you know - all grades - from rising freshmen to rising seniors. We will also be offering a GeoX session for admitted students beginning in the College of Geosciences fall 2020!

The dates are being finalized, but no session will begin prior to the advertised start date of June 21, 2020.

Apply Now for Summer 2020

  

Even online, your GeoX experience from the Texas A&M campus will be the perfect introduction to the geosciences, Aggieland, and the Aggie Network – the strongest network of students and former students in the country. 

What will it cost? Nothing.

We have a mix of virtual classroom activities, virtual campus tours, and virtual field demonstrations planned, including:

  • Virtually visiting a Fortune 500 company
  • Virtually launching a weather balloon
  • Exploring the physical science of Mars
  • Seeing the instruments used to explore the deep ocean
  • Using GPS in a variety of settings
  • Virtually experience an admissions information session
  • Discussing career options with industry leaders and College of Geosciences faculty

How to Apply

If you will be a student in high school by August 31, 2020, you are eligible to apply.  Keep in mind that strong interest statements will make you a more engaged participant

To apply, submit the following credentials online:

  • GeoX application
  • Statement of interest (350 words)
  • Contact information for references (no letters)
  • PSAT/SAT or ACT scores, if known
  • Evidence of a well-rounded mix of school, community and volunteer activities

Staff members from the College of Geosciences will provide additional information to students and families regarding expectations for participation in GeoX.  More information will follow soon!

 

Got a question about GeoX? Ask one of our recruiters. 

GeoX 2019 group photo during an activity

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