USESO prepares students to work on era-defining challenges that intersect Earth, technology, and society.
+ United States Earth Science Organization is now a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
+ Our 2022 Annual Report is available here.
+ [NEW] Fill out the Open Exam interest form! The National Open Exam will take place from March 6-9, 2024.
+ The USESO 2023 Training Camp program will take place in-person on the University of Tulsa’s campus in Oklahoma.
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Our program identifies and serves students who exhibit potential for becoming formidable leaders through deep understanding of a specific domain and independence of thought.
We provide students with opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and individual agency through competition, outdoor field studies, and discussions led by industry experts and faculty.
By investing in these students early in their journey, our impact compounds exponentially over time towards assembling a truly influential generation of leaders capable of making high-leverage decisions in the planet’s best interest.
The USESO National Open Exam takes place each year in the spring, and is the first step towards the USESO Training Camp and IESO. Registration for the Open Exam typically opens near the beginning of each year.
National Open Exam
The exam is held online in April for all students and determines those invited to the Training Camp. The syllabus and supplemental materials for the Open Exam and the Training Camp can be found under Preparation. Additionally, students often find Past Exams to be a valuable resource.
Students selected from the Open Exam are invited to a week-long residential camp in the summer (usually late June to early July) to learn, meet fellow Earth science enthusiasts, and prepare for the IESO. See Training Camp for eligibility and more information.