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NU-Geopaths 2022 Application Portal is now Open

Evanston; March, 2022: The NU-Geopaths 2022 application portal for mentees (high-school juniors) is now open. The application deadline is April 8, 2022. Feel free to browse this web site to check out aspects of the 2021 NU-Geopaths program.

NU-Geopaths was Presented in Session ED32A at the 2022 Fall Meeting of the AGU

New Orleans; December, 2021: NU-Geopaths program directors, high-school liaisons, program evaluators, and mentors worked together on a presentation delivered during the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The presentation can be viewed in full here and was summarized live in session ED32A "Barriers to Entry for Underrepresented Scholar in Gateway Internship, Scholarship, and Graduate programs: Opening Doors and Diversifying Programs" organized by Valerie Sloan and Catalina Martinez of UCAR and NOAA. The audience consisted of Earth scientists and educators, many of which organizez similar programs at their universities.

NU-Geopaths Alumna Attended the 2021 UN World Climate Summit, #COP26

Evanston; November, 2021: NU-Geopaths mentee Lily Aaron from ETHS accompanied Rachel Rosner from Citizens' Greener Evanston to attend the 26th UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, along with four other high-school students from Chicago and Oak Park and two Chicago high-school teachers. Read more about it here and here.

NU-Geopaths 2021 Completed with Hybrid Project Showcase

Evanston; August, 2021: Northwestern University's inaugural Geopaths program concluded with a project showcase on July 9, 2021. Project presentations ranged from STEAM projects related to environmental crises, via exploring minerals and methods for harvesting alternative energy, to assembling and deploying an environmental sensors and analyzing their data. We are grateful to all family, friends, and colleagues who joined the showcase's audience either in person or on Zoom. The pizza was scrumptious and well deserved while the Earth cupcakes baked by multitalented Teaching Assistant Mia Tuccillo were delicious. NU-Geopaths began on June 21, a week after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted and students were allowed on campus without face masks if vaccinated, and so our program unintentionally became hybrid. We are proud of the mentees and mentors and encourage you to explore their projects.