STEMSEAS – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Student Experiences Aboard Ships

STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!


All expenses (travel to/from the ports of call, materials, and living expenses while on the ship) will be paid by the program- there is no cost to participants.


The tentative 2016 schedule is as follows:


May 10-18: Sail on the Oceanus from San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI.

July 15-20: Sail on the Endeavor from Morehead City, NC, to Gulfport, MS.

August 16-24: Sail on the Sikuliaq from Seattle, WA to Nome, AK.




Application Process

The STEMSEAS 2016 application is now available. To be eligible, you must be 18 or over and enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. The application includes:


  • A completed application form
  • A copy of your latest official or unofficial transcript
  • completed recommendation form from a professor, adviser or employer (current or former)

DEADLINE to apply is 19 February 2016. Notifications will be made approximately one month later.

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