What is GO FoRWARD?

GO FoRWARD is a program offered through UWM’s Department of Geosciences. Through funding by the National Science Foundation, GO FoRWARD provides undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in geosciences a paid opportunity during the summer to learn about the geosciences discipline and its career opportunities. There are experiences throughout the academic year to maintain the GO FoRWARD community.

Students in GO FoRWARD will get to:

  • Learn about the geosciences in a fun atmosphere.
  • Learn about some interesting geologic sites in our area.
  • Meet a great group of current geoscience students.
  • Create friendships.
During the summer of 2023, GO FoRWARD is offering students all expenses paid fun geoscience fieldtrips.
  • locations are chosen to showcase the breadth of fun geosciences experiences in our area
  • led by PhD students in the Department of Geosciences who are passionate about science and sharing geosciences with everyone
  • all expenses paid including transportation to/from UWM, admission fees, and lunches.
Fieldtrips! (choose one, two, three, or all four!)
  1. Saturday June 3: Chicago Field Museum Evolving Planet exhibit with Jake Potter
  2. Friday June 9: Devil’s Lake State Park with Darian Dixon
  3. Friday June 16: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Henry Crown Space Center with Darian Dixon
  4. Saturday June 17: Cave of the Mounds with Jake Potter

Wednesday June 28: Everyone who participates in GO FoRWARD fieldtrips this year will be invited to an evening picnic with all GO FoRWARD program alumni.

Application information here

We are reviewing applications now, but there is still time to apply!  Applications are being considered until spaces are full.  Apply today!

If you are interested in getting involved with Geosciences research or career programs, please email Dyanna Czeck (dyanna@uwm.edu), and she will help you find opportunities.