Application Deadline: June 15
Applicant Notification Date: June 29
Field Camp Arrival Date: Wednesday, September 23
Field Camp Session: Thursday to Tuesday, September 24–29
Field Camp Departure Date: Wednesday, September 30

The Field Training and Research Program at Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field is a week-long field class and research project in and around the famous McCartys lava flow. The goal of the field camp will be to introduce students to basaltic volcanism and physical volcanology and to provide them with an opportunity to assist with a research project in the volcanic field. Skills developed during field camp should better prepare students for their own thesis studies of volcanic provinces on Earth, the Moon, Mars, or any other Solar System planetary surface where basaltic volcanism has occurred. This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond.

Students are responsible for transportation to Albuquerque, NM. Transportation will be provided from Albuquerque to Grants, NM, which will be our base of operations. Students will be responsible for lodging and other costs while in Grants, although organizers may be able to arrange assistance for U.S. participants. Additional logistical details will be provided to selected participants.

Eligibility Requirements

The field camp is designed for graduate college students in geology and planetary science programs, although advanced undergraduate students will be considered if they have successfully completed a summer field geology program and have a demonstrated interest in physical volcanology. It is open to U.S. and foreign national students.

Important: The field site in the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field is a challenging rocky terrain at elevations over a mile high. Students are expected to participate in field camp activities such as hiking and climbing which often times will be strenuous due to the rugged conditions.

Online Application

You will need to apply using the online application form which will be available beginning April 6, 2015.

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Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI Team

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