TXGU Grant: Texas GEAR UP State Grant
Big Picture: Students in the Texas GEAR UP State Grant don't have to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when making their summer plans thanks to a partnership with the innovative GeoFORCE program. The STEM-focused geoscience course lets TXGU students get hands-on with nature, while also providing them with the opportunity to gain imperative skills (like problem solving) that they'll need for college. Traveling across the country to numerous geological sites, GeoFORCE students interpret and analyze data from the geological structures that surround them. But as exciting as all that sounds, this amazing program is no summer vacation. Masterfully mixing fun and fundamental, see how GeoFORCE participants have to balance quizzes with field experience that ultimately allows them to explore potential careers they never thought possible.