About ARiES

June 5th - July 28th, 2017


  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Emily Schultz-Fellenz
  • Aviva Sussman

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The ARiES program is currently open only to U.S. graduate students in geology, geophysics, remote sensing or related field.   

In late January 2017 through mid-February 2017, program co-directors will solicit applications for the summer course. Selection for participation in ARiES will be extremely limited and based on a suitable match between applicant interest/expertise and technical programmatic needs. Selected students will receive the Bascom Fellowship worth $10,000 USD to cover travel, living expenses and salary.

During the program, students will receive technical training and lectures, as well as an opportunity to develop their written and oral communication skills.

Mentors and projects

Students will work with mentors and other students to address challenges related to geosciences and national and global security.

Projects will be related to current research topics and can range from investigating relationships between nearby volcanic and seismic systems to using remote sensing techniques for feature detection following an underground nuclear test.

ARiES Summer School co-directors are currently working with mentors to develop a list of projects. Projects will be posted to this website before the application period closes.


Students will attend a variety of lectures given by distinguished researchers at LANL. Topics will be related to current and upcoming geoscience research.

Final presentation and report

At the conclusion of the course, students will give a short oral presentation of their research. Results of the work will also be written for inclusion in a peer-reviewed journal publication and in the ARiES Summer Course Research Report.

Additionally, there might be an opportunity for students to continue working with their LANL mentors to prepare and present their research at conferences or finalize their work for publication in journals (although this work will not come with additional funding via ARiES). 

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