published Jan 13, 2015 10:45am
The UNAVCO Geo-LAUNCHPAD program provides students from groups underrepresented in geosciences the opportunity to develop research-ready skills by working on a collaborative research-support project located and managed at an NSF facility, UNAVCO, with the overarching goal of increasing the number and diversity of undergraduate geoscience majors.

Geo-LAUNCHPAD helps interns develop research-ready skills through work on a collaborative research support project at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado under the mentorship of a UNAVCO project manager. A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) focused on participating in particular aspects of the research process is an ideal way for students early in their academic career to engage in research. Interns work collaboratively to support a science community research project that is mentored by a UNAVCO project manager. This work is complemented by other development activities including a weekly communications workshop, a weekend field trip to the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station, and activities including other summer interns.

The 2015 Program will run June 8 through July 31 and applications are due by February 10, 2015.