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Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course

$12,308
123%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
57 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Almost there!

November 25, 2019

We've reached nearly $11,500! Thanks so much for your support!

 

We've got 2 weeks left in the campaign. This week, we're hoping to reach $14,000. Please share our project and tell your friends and family why you support us. Encourage others to consider the Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course in their end of year giving plans.

 

This week, we're sharing Eric's story. After the army, Eric became an undergraduate in the Jackson School. He's now a graduate student in the Jackson School studying Martian hydrology. He told us why the field course was such a transformative experience. Please share Eric's story and help us reach our stretch goal of $20,000!

 

Thanks again for your support and Happy Thanksgiving!

 

We Did It!

November 11, 2019

With your help we have reached our $10,000 goal in only 5 days!  We have decided to focus on raising an additional $10,000 for a total of $20,000. Any additional funds we raise will go directly to our 2020 class vessel charter. THANK YOU for your amazing support!

 

In honor of Veterans Day, we're sharing a video of Patty Standring, one of several veterans we've had in the course. Patty worked in the US Air Force for ten years before joining the Jackson School as an undergrad. She took the Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course in 2018, where one of her favorite things was working with a diverse group of students with very different backgrounds. Patty believes taking the course helped set her on a new academic trajectory and she has since been on two other research cruises in the same area and using the same techniques she learned on the course. Please share Patty's story with your friends and family and help us reach our stretch goal of $20,000!

 

Many thanks!,

Marcy Davis and Sean Gulick

Nearing our 50% benchmark!

November 08, 2019

Thanks to all our generous donors for supporting the Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course! After only 48 hours we are nearing our 50% benchmark for our goal of $10,000! Your contribution is helping us get closer to the 2020 Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course. Watch the video below to see what you're helping us do!

 

Please reach out to your family, friends, and colleagues to help us raise the funds we still need! 

 

Thanks again for your support!

Marcy Davis and Sean Gulick

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$24

MG&G Students in the Workforce

To date, 24% of our alumni have gone on to successful careers in the energy, environmental, geotechnical, coastal restoration/management, and policy fields. Another 11% work in government labs and 9% have pursued careers in academia.

$62

Show Me the Data

During a week in the field, we average 62 kilometers each of multibeam and seismic data collection. This is also close to the number of pounds of hamburgers we have made Tuesday nights in the field over the last 12 years!

$164

Alumni of MG&G

We have had 164 students complete the class. While most are from the United States, we have had students from eighteen other countries as well. Students report that the variety in their peers' cultural and experiential backgrounds greatly enriches the course.

$512

Get 'em Out There

Not only our area code, this is the average number of miles we put on our vehicles in one field course hauling, equipment, the small boat, and people to the Gulf Coast.

$937

Lowest Pressure

During Hurricane Harvey, the lowest pressures recorded were 937 mbar. The course performed surveys before and after the hurricane that helped inform scientists about Texas’ coastal processes during and following major storms.

$2,020

Makin' it Happen

Help us extend the class through 2020 and into the future!

$10,000

The Big Boat

It costs approximately $10,000/day to charter the research vessel that is the centerpiece of the course. Students learn multichannel seismic, chirp, and coring techniques while on the large vessel.

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