Inspiring Future Geoscientists

GeoFORCE is a youth education outreach program that targets underserved and low-income communities in Austin, Houston, and Southwest Texas. The Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas created GeoFORCE to identify and develop the next generation of STEM leadership for discovery, research, and management of energy, minerals, water, the environment, and natural hazards for the benefit of society.

Summer Academies

Learn about our summer academy program, how to apply, and how to register every year.

Alumni Resources

We are dedicated to help our students transition as they graduate from high school and move on through college and into the workforce.

Support GeoFORCE

GeoFORCE relies on generous sponsors and individual donors to give our students these summer opportunities.
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

What is GeoFORCE?

The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences provides education and research to enhance our knowledge of the Earth. Each summer GeoFORCE takes high school students on spectacular geological field academies in Texas and throughout the United States.

 

Increasing the Number of Future STEM Professionals

GeoFORCE is a youth education outreach program that targets underserved and low-income communities in Austin, Houston, and Southwest Texas. The Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas created GeoFORCE to identify and develop the next generation of STEM leadership for discovery, research, and management of energy, minerals, water, the environment, and natural hazards for the benefit of society.