Are you interested in a career with a social impact?

Do you have an interest in Earth & Environmental Sciences?

Apply for the Geophysics Field Camp Experience!

Geopaths 2018

Rutgers University-Newark, Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dickinson College, and Penn State University are hosting a 2-week long near surface geophysics field camp at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory in Pennsylvania for freshmen or sophomore students interested in the geosciences.

Successful applicants will be paid a $1000 stipend. All food and lodging are included

The applicationis due by January 31, 2019 and will be available in November 2019. If you are interested in applying, please use this link to provide your email address to receive a notification when the applications become available.

What is geophysics?

Geophysics is the study of the physical structure of the earth using integrates geology, math, and physics to understand how the Earth works. Geophysicists combine laboratory and field experiments with computational and theoretical modeling to understand Earth processes. The field camp will focus on near-surface geophysics which is used in noninvasive investigations of environmental and engineering problems.

What will I do at the field camp?

Participants will work with graduate student mentors and experts in geophysics to use geophysical methods to study, probe and learn more about dynamic processes in the Earth’s critical zone. Participants will learn about careers in the geosciences and improve their science communication and computing skills.

Do I need any prior experience?

Students are not expected to have any prior geophysics knowledge before the field camp but must show an interest in the geosciences and be willing to participate in outdoor field work.  Other student requirements are:

· Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

· Be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year collegiate institution. Preference will be given to those students within the Philadelphia AMP, GSLSAMP or NNJ-B2B consortiums.  

· Be a freshman or sophomore as of the application deadline.

· Be available to attend the mandatory on-line introductory training sessions (approximately 1 hour each) in April and May 2019.

· Be available to attend the field camp between from May 18-May 31st, 2019.

Rutgers and Temple University are equal opportunity employers and encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities and people with disabilities.

Student lodging and food will be in Penn State University dorms.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kristina Keating, Rutgers University-Newark

Dr. Jon Nyquist, Temple University  

Dr. Gregory Mount, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

List of participating colleges and universities and NSF grant information.


The Geopaths Near Surface Geophysics Field Experience is a collaboration between Dickinson College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Rutgers University-Newark, and Temple University. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Grant #ICER 1701013. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are thos of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.