SAGE, the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience

A National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program


  • Institute Director
  • Reinhard Friedel-Los Alamos
  • SAGE Co-Director
  • W. Scott Baldridge-Los Alamos
  • SAGE Co-Director
  • Larry Braile-Purdue University
  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Georgia Sanchez
  • (505) 665-0855
  • Email
SAGE Class of 2016

SAGE 2016 completed successfully with 28 participants from 23 U. S. and foreign institutions. We thank all of our many dedicated sponsors for their help and support! Stay tuned for further information.

About the program

The Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) is a unique program designated to introduce geophysics students to geophysical exploration and research.

SAGE's purpose is to enhance a student's knowledge by going beyond a standard classroom-based geophysics curriculum, and to encourage qualified students in related fields to consider careers in geophysics.

The course focuses the student's preparation and experience on geological problems of research and practical interest. Students combine geophysical data, acquired using a variety of techniques, with knowledge of the geological setting to derive integrated subsurface interpretations.

Processing and modeling of geophysical data are PC and workstation-based, using state-of-the-art software. Modern field equipment and vehicles are provided by various academic institutions and industrial affiliates.

SAGE faculty consists of active, dedicated, and experienced researchers.

Students are predominantly upper division or graduate students in geophysics or related disciplines from a variety of U.S. and foreign institutions, and professionals from various earth science fields.

SAGE has operated in the Rio Grande rift in New Mexico since 1983.

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