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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

See eligibility requirements. If you are not sure, feel free to ask or just apply anyway and explain your situation! We want to encourage as many students from diverse backgrounds to apply as possible!

Do I need to be an Earth and Environmental Sciences major? Or a STEM major?

No. Students with any major or no major at all may apply to the program. Very few people start college with the intention of being an Earth and Environmental Sciences major (hardly anyone knows it is an option!). We want to reach people who find the geosciences field interesting and are willing to spend the time to learn more about them regardless of major.

Are there jobs in Geosciences?

YES! One of the important aspects of GETUP is to introduce you to real-life geoscientists. See more information on the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences career page.

Who do I talk to if I have questions?

Please reach out to the program director, Elizabeth Balgord with questions or concerns.

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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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