UC Santa Cruz GEOPATHS is an NSF-supported initiative to improve student success in the Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) department, driven by a national initiative to broaden participation in the geosciences (IUSE: GEOPATHS).

UC Santa Cruz GEOPATHS is particularly focused on increasing student academic support, facilitating meaningful research opportunities and building a sense of belonging within the EPS community.

Academic support will be facilitated through small cohort learning communities that build necessary skills for geoscience careers. Research opportunities will be supported via paid summer internship matching and community building will be encouraged in the GeoLounge (coming soon), a student space reserved for academic and professional development.

GEOPATHS facilitates small group learning support, for help when the subject matter seems as vast and unending as this Summer Field site.GEOPATHS supports professional and academic growth and facilitates learning opportunities like this EPS student research fair.


Summer 2022 interns will begin their projects on July 1st!


Winter 2021

The AGU Fall Meeting was a resounding success! Students networked, presented, and gained valuable insight and experience. They had many visitors at their posters!

Adrienne Ricker (Graduate Assistant) received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at AGU for her presentation titled "Creation of a collaborative multi-organization undergraduate internship program at UC Santa Cruz"

Fall 2021

Students had abstracts accepted for the American Geophysical Union 2021 Meeting. They will be presenting posters in the "ED044 - Undergraduate Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Space Science Research and Outreach Posters" session.

Adrienne Ricker, graduate student assistant, will be presenting "Creation of a collaborative multi-organization undergraduate internship program at UC Santa Cruz" in the "ED13A: Program Design of Undergraduate Research Internships: Managers’ Insights and Best Practices Shared" section.

The following students received AGU Student Travel Grants!

January 2021

2020 Geopaths Summer Intern Bruno Lopez

started as a Research Data Analyst at the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment