GeoX

Experience geosciences from the Texas A&M campus

GeoX students in the field

Summer 2021 Update:

Application for GeoX 2021 opens January 4, 2021!

Although it is unclear at this time if GeoX (Exploring Geosciences) will be offered as a residential camp due to COVID-19 precautions, rest-assured, GeoX 2021 will happen, so please mark your calendar!

Faculty, student counselors, and staff are excited for the opportunity to give high school participants the ability to witness topnotch geoscientists research every aspect of our environment – from the atmosphere to the ocean seafloor. GeoX will also include tours and workshops with a Fortune 500 company and to have a potential international flair. Regardless of the delivery platform, 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 residential and/or online delivery formats. Please return to this webpage for updates. Applicants will be continually apprised of any and all adjustments necessary to ensure safety for all….so stay tuned!

The dates for GeoX 2021 are as follows:

June 20-26, 2021 (tentative dates for residential camp – with priority given to rising seniors)*

June 28-July 2, 2021 (dates for virtual camp for rising high school freshmen to entering TAMU Geosciences freshmen)

*Please note: dates above are if residential camp meets CDC and TAMU guidelines for safety and both camp styles are offered. In the event the residential camp cannot be held due to COVID-19 protocols, GeoX will be offered as a two week virtual camp (June 20 – July 2).

Apply Now for Summer 2021

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 classroom activities, campus tours, and field demonstrations planned, including:

  • Visiting a Fortune 500 company
  • 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
  • Experiencing 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, 2021, 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. 

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