University of Michigan EARTH eNews: July 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,
Summer proceeds apace in Ann Arbor, with faculty and students busy in the field or lab. The office staff is "camping out" in temporary quarters while the department offices undergo renovation. All should be back in place in time for fall term. In just a few weeks alumni, faculty, and staff will gather at Camp Davis for the 90th Anniversary Reunion & Student Cabin and Recreation Hall Dedication. Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Sincerely, Adam Simon and Kacey Lohmann

Applications now open for Fall Preview

Fall Preview is an opportunity for students to explore graduate studies in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan, October 31 to November 2, 2019 . The event is an all expense paid exploration of our program for students who will enhance and/or promote diversity and inclusion.

During Fall Preview they will:

• meet world-renowned faculty and current graduate students
• learn about state of the art research happening at U-M
• become familiar with the admissions process
• see what graduate school is like and how it all works
• get a taste for life in Ann Arbor

Fall Preview is open to US citizens and permanent residents who come from a background that is traditionally under-represented in the Earth and Environmental sciences and those actively working towards diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM fields.

More information and a link to the online application may be found at:

Please forward this to students who might benefit from a preview of graduate school and the admissions process.

Photos: Fall Preview 2018, by Dale Austin

Crowdfunding EARTH Camp

This summer’s Earth Camp is off to a successful start - 20 students just returned from Sleeping Bear Dunes and 30 more will travel to Michigan's Upper Peninsula in late July for a week-long geology field trip. Four Earth Camp alumni have matriculated to the University of Michigan for Fall 2019. This brings the total to eight at U-M from two cohorts of 20 students. Of the four new arrivals, two have already declared a major in our department: Trinity Pryor from Detroit, and Idrees Schieber from Kalamazoo.

To help fund Earth Camp’s summer field trips, which are offered at no-cost to participants, we are launching an online crowdfunding effort starting July 22nd and running through the alumni event at Camp Davis August 20th. Please support this amazing program by making a gift to our campaign at

More news, events, and general interest articles can be found on the department web site. You can follow the field trips, research, and Camp Davis on Twitter and Instagram

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