Students! Come Join us for an extraordinary introductory science experience in the Sierra Nevada this summer!

Join our intro-level “expedition” science course, “Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada“, taught jointly through the IU Department of Geological Sciences and Collins Living-Learning Center.

The class offers a hands-on, inquiry-oriented introduction to the geological and ecological setting of one of the most beautiful and environmentally diverse areas of the western U.S. It’s open to all IU students – no prerequisites! Fulfills N&M Gen Ed science requirement and available for Honors credit.

The course includes 1-cr seminar-style class during the second half of spring semester, followed by a 2-week field trip to the Sierras, May 9 – 23.  Scholarships are available for Collins residents and prospective Geological or Environmental Sciences majors.

For more information, see you’ll find course information, some great photos from last year’s field course and on-line application information.

Questions?  Contact Michael Hamburger (

Application Deadline Approaching:  Apply by February 24!