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Earth Science Summer Bridge Program (GEO 2950)

As of Summer 2023 this course is not being offered. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be able to bring it, or an equivalent, back in the future.

If you have questions or are interested in supporting the future of this effort please reach out to Elizabeth Balgord, program director.

Thank you.



•    Make new friends
•    Learn how to do Earth science research
•    Get trained on analytical geochemical equipment
•    Earn college credit
•    Make some money while you’re at it

This is a 2-week summer course. This class is part of a program designed to get you excited about various science fields and introduce you to Earth Sciences. We hope to meet you wherever you are in your academic career, so it is just fine if you have not taken an Earth Science class before. We want you to feel at home on the Weber State University campus, in the College of Science, and within the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. Our goal is not to convince you to become Earth scientists, but to empower you to go into whatever field excites you with the tools to succeed and have some fun along the way. We hope that you will use us (faculty and student mentors) as resources in the future, no matter where you decide to go.
In this course, you will work with your classmates to collect and run water samples from the Weber State area and from Antelope Island. You will learn about how the geologic history of northern Utah and our local climate control the quality and quantity of water in the Great Salt Lake basin. 


Geo 2950
Date TBD 2023 (M-F)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
You must be available the entire time to participate.
Friday will be an open house poster session for your family and friends to come and see all of the cool things you did during the course.


1.    Introduce you to the Weber State Campus and the resources available to you here
2.    Introduce you to professional geoscientists and let you know about workforce opportunities
3.    Introduce you to some other STEM faculty and research in various STEM disciplines
4.    Introduce you to the local environment with a focus on natural resources and hazards
5.    Give you experience with environmental science research methods


Applications: Open after March 15th, until all spots are filled. 

Your teachers will be reaching out to you via email with more information once you are accepted into the program.

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GETUP Program Director

Elizabeth Balgord
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 (NSF EAR 1801760 )

Mailing address

Weber State University
College of Science
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2507
Ogden, UT 84408-2507

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY 338)

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