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Geosciences METRO Center

Who Should Apply?

The METRO program is open to all US citizens and permanent residents who are a) majoring (or intend to major) in an undergraduate science or engineering discipline; and b) interested in Geoscience careers. Since our goal is to increase diversity in the Geosciences, we welcome applications and inquiries from students from all backgrounds. Students are typically admitted at the beginning of their sophomore year. However opportunities may be available for students who are further along in their studies. If you are currently a sophomore or junior, please contact us to find out about the current availability of METRO positions.

There are no specific admission requirements for the METRO program. We are looking for students with a passion for and a commitment to science, and we recognize that this may manifest itself in many different ways. If you are interested in the program, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information about our center.


How to Apply

Students wishing to join the program must first complete this application form. Geosciences METRO Program Application

Completed applications may be submitted at any time via email or mail. Complete the form online, save a copy and email it to:,   or print out your completed application and mail it to:

Ronna Crews
2576 E. San Ramon Ave M/S ST 90
Fresno, CA 93740

Applications will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be invited to meet with a METRO staff member to discuss their interests and future plans prior to the end of the Spring semester.

Successful applicants accepted into the program can expect to receive notification of acceptance. Students entering the METRO program are required to sign a contract with the Center outlining the expectations for participation in the program. Each METRO student will then be matched with a research advisor that fits his/her interests and career goals.