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The USESO Training Camp is a week-long residential program for U.S. high school students that occurs annually in late June.
This program is the only path through which students are selected to represent the United States at the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).
Students selected to participate in this program take part in:
- Theoretical and practical exams assessing knowledge of the Earth and environmental sciences (examples in Resources > Past Exams)
- Team research projects that involve data collection, analysis, and presentation of research results
- Outdoor field trips designed to enhance understanding of theoretical Earth science knowledge and expand practical field skills
- Discussions with distinguished faculty and industry experts doing work relevant to the Earth and environmental sciences
At the conclusion of the program, we announce the 8 students selected for the U.S. Earth Science Team at the IESO occurring later in the summer. Additional details can be found below and on the Programs > Calendar page.