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 National Open Exam

The National Open Exam will take place from March 6-10, 2024.

General information & FAQ   |    For Students    |    For Proctors


The 2024 US Earth Science Organization’s National Open Exam Registration is NOW OPEN! The registration will remain open until February 29th, 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. You must know who your proctor will be at the time of registration. Registration costs $25. Register here.

Optional Supplementary Questions

The National Open Exam Registration also includes optional supplementary questions. The supplementary questions are used to add your personal voice to your application. The optional supplementary question submission form will be available until March 5th, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific time. National Open Exam applicants are not required to complete the optional supplementary questions, but it is highly encouraged and could theoretically help you get into Training Camp (see General Information and FAQ for more information about how students are selected). View the supplementary questions here.



+ 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.

Training Camp

+ [NEW] The 2024 National Open Exam registration is open!

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

+ Registration for LEES will open April 2024.

Updated December 31, 2023

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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.

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