News! March 27, 2015
President Obama has awarded GeoFORCE the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
Each summer GeoFORCE takes about 600 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.
In operation since 2005, GeoFORCE has a growing college program. With a high school graduation rate of 100% and a college matriculation rate of over 95%, GeoFORCE has 486 college students currently enrolled in over 83 colleges and universities throughout Texas and the US. Nearly two-thirds of our college students are majoring in STEM fields (see our outcomes data here).