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Student Opportunities

Field Courses

We have several upcoming field courses during the Maymester.  

GEL 3530 Advanced Geology of the Colorado Plateau

Dr. K and Dr. Cronoble are taking students to Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks May 21-31.  Details in image. Send inquiries to Dr. K:

Students in Utah


 Grand Canyon Trip 2019

ENV 390R Ecology and Management of Western Ecosystems

Dr. Schliemann is offering Ecology and Management of Western Ecosystems, ENV 390R from May 28-June 7.  This two week course will investigate the ecology, management, and restoration of Western ecosystems and will focus on semi-arid grasslands.  Class will includes a 9 day field trip May 30-June 7 to New Mexico.  Cost $500 plus tuition.  Contact Dr. Schliemann if interested:  

Students out in the field

MTR 3777 – Field Observations of Severe Weather

Dr. Ng and Professor Landolt are offering MTR 3777 during the later half of the Maymester.  Prerequisites are MTR 2410 and MTR 3410.

Description: This field-based course is intended to combine classroom theories with actual field observations. Students are required to meet for an one-hour course on safety and expectations before the start of the class. The course will concentrate severe weather field observations across Central and High-Plains. Overnight stay will be necessary due to the ever-changing nature of weather patterns. Additional course fee is required. Students are responsible to pay for the outside incidentals, such as food and drinks.  Contact Dr. Ng if interested:

 Students posing in front of a tornado

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MSU Denver has over 120 different student organizations whose focuses range from academic to social.

Below are student clubs and organizations affiliated with the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department. Click the program links for more information for each program’s clubs and organizations!

Applied Geology Clubs

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Environmental Science Clubs

  • Environmental Science: Environmental Science Organization (ESO)

Geography Clubs

  • International Geographical Honor Society: Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)
  • Geography Club

Geospatial Sciences Clubs

  • GIS and Remote Sensing Club (GIS)

Meteorology Clubs

  • Student Chapter of American Meteorological Society (SCAMS)
  • Water Association of Student Stewards Urban Program (WASSUP)


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