United States Earth Science Organization

Realizing the planet we deserve.

USESO prepares students to work on era-defining challenges that intersect Earth, technology, and society.

2024 LEES Program

The LEES program will take place from July 14-20, 2024.

General Information & Registration 

About LEES
The LEES program is the policy and equity focused version of the science-focused Training Camp program. Instead of academic exams, selection for the LEES program is based on essays that assess the unique perspective and specific areas of interest that each applicant can bring to the program.

An example of topics covered in previous LEES cohorts include (updates every year):

• An overview of the IPCC
• The intersection of environmental law and ESG standards
• Indoor air quality in public housing
• The Superfund Research Program


Training Camp

+ 2024 National Open Exam registration is closed.

+ We released exam solutions! See Past Exams.

+ The USESO 2024 Training Camp program will take place in-person at the University of Tulsa’s campus in Oklahoma.

+ Registration for LEES is now open at this link.

+ The 2024 LEES program will take place online from July 14-20.

Updated April 3, 2024

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The United States Earth Science Organization (USESO) incentivizes and prepares ambitious, purpose-driven students to work on era-defining challenges that intersect Earth, technology, and society.


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.

How to Participate