Written by Aisha Morris and Beth Bartel
30 June 2015
UNAVCO hosts three summer internships, each with a different focus: Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS), Geo-Launchpad, and the UNAVCO Summer Internship Program (USIP).
RESESS is a ten-week summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences, for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
We are pleased to welcome seven new and two returning* interns to the 11th RESESS cohort:
Lennox Thompson (2006, 2007, 2008) defended his dissertation, titled “Development of a 3-D Shear Wave Model Using a Multi-Objective Optimization Scheme” at the University of Texas – El Paso on March 3rd. Emanuelle Feliciano (2007, 2008) defended his dissertation, titled "Multi-scale remote sensing assessments of forested wetlands: Applications to the Everglades National Park" at the University of Miami on April 2nd. Congratulations to Lennox and Emanuelle on a fantastic job!RESESS Alumni Earn National Recognition in the Geosciences
Calvin Johnson (2011, 2012), Gina Oliver (2013), and Joshua Russell (2014) were all recently awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Jenny Nakai (2012) earned a Best Student Presentation Award at the 2015 Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California. Wesley Weisberg (2014) earned a Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Undergraduate Research Grant, which funded a continuation of the research he started during his 2014 RESESS summer internship.
Read more about RESESS in the Spring 2015 Newsletter.
Geo-Launchpad is an eight-week summer research internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences, for first and second year undergraduates and community college students.
We are pleased to welcome four new interns to the 1st Geo-Launchpad cohort:
Geo-Launchpad helps students develop research-ready skills, and provides support in creating a career path in science, engineering, or technology. Interns spend eight weeks at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado, working on a collaborative project under the guidance of a UNAVCO project manager, culminating in a poster presentation. A faculty mentor from their home institution provides guidance and support before, during, and after the program.
Interns are also participating in professional and personal development activities, including one-on-one mentoring, research-ready skills sessions, career exploration with guest speakers and, with RESESS, a communications seminar.
USIP internships are 8-10 week real-world work experiences related to the students' major or career goal, and are open to undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students.
We are pleased to welcome four new and one returning* intern:
We are always looking toward future opportunities for collaborations and sponsorship. We are also working on diversification of our funding streams, and are open to discussions with corporations, foundations, non-profits, and government. Help us keep these amazing programs on track and moving forward, and serving both our young scientists and our science community as a whole. For potential partnerships, please contact us at educationunavco.org.
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