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Geological Field Research in Bangladesh

Conducted in English

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College is seeking undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a field and research program in Bangladesh. The National Science Foundation-PIRE Division funded this five-year project from 2010-2015. Support is available for Queens College students to travel to Bangladesh. Upon return from the field, the grant will support salary for students as Research Assistants in Dr. McHugh’s laboratory. The results of the research will be published by students and faculty in national and international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

The scientific objectives of this program are to study the world largest fluvial system of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, the tectonics associated to the collision between India and Eurasia, the interactions between sedimentation and tectonics, and the hazards from earthquakes, river avulsion and flooding facing the 150+ million inhabitants of Bangladesh.

Opportunities exist for academically qualified, hard working students to do field work in Bangladesh, take seminars for academic credit, and be part of this program that is collaborative between national and international universities. Academic requirements are GEOL 101, 102, 201, 202, 208 and 214. These classes may be taken after the initiation of the field program.To earn credit for the field and laboratory research, students should register for GEOL 393, Special Problems. The participating institutions are Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (USA), Vanderbilt University (USA), University of Minnesota (USA), University of Bremen (Germany), University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), Physical Research Laboratory (India), the Bengal Engineering and Science Univeristy (India), The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy) and Queens College, City University of New York.

This program is described at:

Academic requirements:  GEOL 101, 102, 201, 202, 208 and 214
                                      These classes may be taken after the initiation of the field program.

Location: Bangladesh

Dates: January TBA

Credits: GEOL 393

Faculty: Dr. McHugh 

Application instructions: Interested students must contact Professor Cecilia McHugh to arrange an  interview before applying. For further information about this program and to schedule an interview, please contact Professor McHugh, 

Application Deadline: November 4, 2011

Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday and travel during class time is strictly prohibited.

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Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
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Email: Education Abroad

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