GeoFORCE is designed to increase the number and diversity of students pursuing STEM degrees programs and pursuing rewarding STEM-related careers. The primary goals and results of GeoFORCE are to:
Engage diverse students from challenged high schools and provide life-changing learning experiences at some of the most spectacular geologic sites in the country to broaden students’ understanding of the Earth, geosciences, and engineering.
342 high school students participated in GeoFORCE Summer Field Experiences in 2018
1,311 students have completed the GeoFORCE Program since its founding
84% of 2018 GeoFORCE students were minorities
60% of 2018 GeoFORCE students were female
Build a large cohort of high achieving students who successfully graduate high school.
100% of GeoFORCE students graduate high school
17.4% of 2018 GeoFORCE students graduated 1st or 2nd in their high school class
Give students the tools, confidence, and motivation to pursue college.
604 GeoFORCE alumni are currently enrolled in college
90% of GeoFORCE students persist through their second year of college; the national average is 75%
Help students achieve college graduation, especially in STEM fields.
60% of GeoFORCE students declared a STEM Major in 2018
156 GeoFORCE alumni have earned a STEM-related degree over the life of the GeoFORCE program