Marine Geoscience Education, Oceanographic Discovery, Undergraduate Collaboration (GEODUC)

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Have you ever wondered why killer whales are listed as endangered in Puget Sound? How toxic algal blooms are formed? Or why local beaches are disappearing? Did you know that you can be part of the solution? The UW College of the Environment offers a unique, two-week immersive experience on board our research vessel and at our marine field facilities, where you’ll receive hands-on training and create an independent research project to answer your own questions. All expenses are covered. In addition, you’ll receive a stipend of $1,400.

You’ll set sail from the UW-Seattle campus on the oceanographic research vessel Rachel Carson and collect samples in Puget Sound. When in residence, you’ll conduct field and laboratory experiments, learn methods to analyze your own data, and practice effective ways to communicate your results. No experience necessary, come join us!

The deadline to apply to the GEODUC program is June 2022. In order to apply to the GEODUC program, you need to have accepted an Offer of Admissions from UW Seattle for Autumn Quarter 2022 (deadline February 15, 2022).


Connect with us at and sign up for the GEODUC listserv to stay up to date with announcements and special events.

Learn more by joining one of our bi-monthly virtual information sessions on the first and third Friday each month at 1pm PT.

Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions:

  • 11/5, 1pm PT
  • 11/19, 1pm PT
  • 12/3, 1pm PT
  • 12/17, 1pm PT
  • 1/7, 1pm PT
  • 1/21, 1pm PT

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s GEOPAths Program

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