Creating Future Geoscientists

GeoFORCE, a K-12 outreach program of the Jackson School of Geosciences, is designed to increase the number of students pursuing STEM degrees in college and moving on to rewarding careers.

New Applicants

The 9th grade Summer Academy is where students are introduced to geology and begin their GeoFORCE Texas adventure.

Returning Students

Welcome back! Register for another exciting summer of fun-filled geology field trips.

GeoFORCE College

The GeoFORCE College program is designed to help students transition as they graduate from high school and move on through college and into the workforce.
Marlowe Story


These last 4 years, my life has tremendously improved. I feel more confident as a person and student, I have learned so much about work ethic, group settings and so much about the environment. I want to study environmental sciences and hope to help improve other people's lives in the future.- Marlowe Story, GeoFORCE graduate

Where has GeoFORCE taken us and where is it taking us now?

The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences provides education and research to enhance our knowledge of the Earth. GeoFORCE, a K-12 outreach program of the Jackson School, is designed to increase the number of students pursuing STEM degrees in college and moving into the future high-tech workforce.

Each summer GeoFORCE takes about 400 high school students on spectacular geological field trips in Texas and throughout the United States. Taught by university faculty, research scientists, area educators and mentored by professional geologists from our industry partners, the trips engage and empower the students by exposing them to something completely different from their home and school environment.


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Increasing the Number & Diversity of Future Geoscientists

GeoFORCE is designed to provide lasting experiences for middle and high school students that will capture their interest, motivate them to achieve excellence in math and science courses, and build their awareness of opportunities in high-tech careers, especially the geosciences.

 

Our Sponsors

GeoFORCE sponsors not only provide financial assistance, they also serve on our advisory committee, attend field trips, mentor GeoFORCE college students, and provide college scholarships. GeoFORCE grows every year as 80 new 8th graders are added, and the seniors head off to college, and so the need also grows. It is the intent of GeoFORCE Texas to increase the number and diversity of future geoscientists as well as to provide widespread acknowledgement of all sponsors.