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NSF Geopath Research

FGCU National Science Foundation GEOPATH Application

Geology research opportunity at Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Island, Bahamas 


Dr. Jo Muller in the BahamasSelected students may participate in this National Science Foundation (NSF) funded experience to travel to the Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, May 5-14, 2020 (dates dependent on flights).  Once there, students will conducted field-based environmental geology research with Doctors Abercrombie, Muller and Savarese.  

While in the Bahamas students will conduct field-based research on

  • carbonate sedimentology
  • paleoclimatology
  • sea level change
  • water quality

FGCU FacultyPrior to the May travel, students will attend two mandatory pre-trip meetings during the spring 2020 semester. All tuition and travel for the May 2020 course in the Bahamas and the tuition for the required follow-up Fall 2020 course will be covered by NSF grant.  Students selected for this NSF funded experience will also receive a modest stipend.

GLY 4930: ST: GEOPATHS Bahamas Field Geology (Summer) 

GLY 4930, Special Topics: GEOPATH: Bahamas Research (Fall)

This research experience will be offered as two (2) required GLY 4930 special topics courses. 

  • Summer course - field research in the Bahamas
  • Fall course - follow-up research course which will meet on Friday afternoons. This course-based undergraduate research experience will build upon the research that was begun in the Bahamas, but, will also include other geology-based research conducted as a series of labs during the semester.

Students must have:

  • A valid passport
  • Completed Physical Geology (GLY 1010C) with a "C" or higher


  • Completed Environmental Geology (GLY 2030C) with a "C" or higher

Complete the PDF application and submit with a 300 word essay (word doc) indicating why you are interested in this National Science Foundation funding Environmental Geology field-based research experience. All applications are due by January 13, 2020.

Complete the application

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