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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences recruits students from diverse backgrounds to our undergraduate and graduate programs and partners with other programs who share this goal.



The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers.  All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, which provides a wealth of interesting research topics for program participants.


Fall Preview

 The Astronomy & Astrophysics and Earth & Environmental Sciences Ph.D. programs invite juniors, senior, recently graduated, or Master’s students, particularly students who will help us toward our aim of promoting the values of diversity and inclusion, to visit us for a preview event. This event is an all expenses paid opportunity to explore graduate education, participate in admissions workshops, meet world-renowned faculty and current graduate students, and learn about life in Ann Arbor.



M-Sci is a two-year program for students interested in any of the natural sciences and mathematics and who have been admitted to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts of the University of Michigan.  The sciences and mathematics at LSA include a wide range of majors offered through the departments of Astronomy; Biophysics; Chemistry; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Physics; and Statistics.

The program begins with an intensive summer residential academic program followed by two years of special programming. The M-Sci Program is designed to strengthen and diversify the cohort of students who will receive their degrees in science or mathematics from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, students who participate in M-Sci will be exceptionally well prepared to seek career opportunities or to attend graduate or professional school in the sciences or mathematics.



Through engaging, hands-on activities presented in a fun, supportive environment, FEMMES programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). Our goal is to promote involvement in STEM by building curiosity and increasing confidence in girls' academic skills so they may pursue their dreams without hesitation. Both parents and teachers often comment that after attending FEMMES events, girls become more motivated, participate more in class, and show a greater interest in school.



The University of Michigan WISE Program is designed to increase the number of girls and women pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while fostering their future success. Women in Science and Engineering programs are open to all students, they are designed to encourage and support women and girls.


Rackham’s Faculty Committee on Mentoring (MORE)

MORE is Rackham's faculty committee on mentoring, which engages with faculty and graduate students to foster conversations about mentoring. Specifically, the committee provides faculty with effective tools and practices for mentoring graduate students in an effort to improve retention, productivity and overall student success. MORE committee members are twelve faculty with appointments in six different Schools and Colleges of the University of Michigan and it is sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, The Office of the Provost, and the Michigan AGEP Alliance.