Category Archives: Alumni

Application Workshop and Campus Visit

Had a number of our newest Earth Camp alumni and their parents visit campus today for an application workshop, laboratory tours, and a backyard tailgate. They got their application and essay questions answered and met with a number of graduate students and faculty who stopped by – Professors Gregory Dick, Naomi Levin, Jena Johnson, and Chair Marin Clark. It was nice to see them all again – I’m looking forward to seeing where they all end up next year!

College Bound!

Congratulations to our first Earth Camp alumni group! These students started with the Earth Camp program the summer after their 9th-grade year in 2015. They were our first group to go to Wyoming the summer after their 11th-grade year.

  • 100% (19/19) of Earth Camp alumni will attend college next year
  • 11 of 19 Earth Camp alumni applied to the University of Michigan (9 LSA, 1 nursing, 1 engineering). 5 of these 11 applicants were accepted (4 LSA, 1 engineering).
  • 4 Earth Camp alumni matriculated to the University of Michigan:
    • Student #1: LSA, will participate in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, plans to major in environmental policy
    • Student #2: LSA, plans to major in Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Student #3: Engineering, will participate in M-Engin
    • Student #4: LSA, will participate in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, plans to major in Computer Science
  • 8/19 plan to major in geology, earth, or environmental science; 10/19 plan to major in another STEM field, 1/19 plans to major in a non-STEM field

Campus Visit

A number of our Earth Camp alumni came to campus with their families for an information session. They met representatives from LSA recruiting and MSTEM Academies, faculty from our department, and got to hear from a panel of current undergraduate and graduate students who stuck around to help review application essays. Afterwards graduate students opened up their labs for tours.

Looking forward to seeing some of these future scientists at Michigan next year!