Summer Pre-College Ocean Research Experience

The dream is to afford students an opportunity to experience firsthand what IODP is about and also an introduction of sorts to a university campus environment. In the summer of 2008 I teamed up with IODP, Deep Earth Academy, and Texas A&M University to take students from John Jay High School to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. We called it the Summer Pre-College Ocean Research Experience. Here they learned about everything including ocean drilling, core samples, marine biology, and the university experience. Again, we collaborated this past summer to take a larger number of students to A&M with the goal and student commitment to integrate this experience into their Science Fair projects.

Editor’s note, if you really want to get a taste of this project, WATCH THE VIDEO and take a moment to look at the photos attached.  It takes a minute to download, but seeing high school students working with cores is worth the effort!  Well, and ok, it is wonderful to see them in the agricultural setting, too.

SCORE 2012 VIDEO