Longest Continuously Running Internship Program in the Earth Sciences
Two University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences field camp students from summer 2015 were awarded internships with the USGS for the coming summer. They will participate in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program. The program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences.
Robbie Gibler (Field Camp First Session)
He will be working with Shane Detweiler in Menlo Park, California, on "Geological and geophysical studies of the San Andreas Fault System."
Fred Fenner (Field Camp Second Session)
He will be working with Jeffrey Chaplin in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on "Geochemical processes relating to resource extraction and human health."
These internships are part of a 51-year collaborative program between the NAGT and the USGS. Each fall, 120 field camp directors nominate students for superior performance in field camp.
UH was able to nominate four students, and these two students were awarded internship positions. Overall, there were 52 internships awarded for summer 2016.