NebraskaSCIENCE: Tuition fellowships still available

NMSSI Geos Course Summer 2011
NMSSI Geos Course Summer 2011

NMSSI geosciences course shortened to one week

Tuition fellowships of $400 (plus $100 of travel support if needed) are available for three Omaha or Lincoln teachers who sign up for the NMSSI graduate course GEOS 898: Geology of North America, now offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 9-13. This change was made to cut in half the number of trips that would need to be made between Omaha and Lincoln for interested Omaha area teachers.

GEOS 898 (Section # 691, Class # 8022) is being offered by the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's city campus from July 9-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please encourage teachers to sign up as soon as possible!

Thanks to the generosity of the Pfizer Corporation, the NMSSI has three more $400 fellowships for science teachers who register (either in MyRed for current UNL or UNO students or through Teach Nebraska for first-time graduate students) for GEOS 898 (#8022) by June 28. ***Please email us today at to let us know you plan to apply for one of the three fellowships.***

Combined with the 20 percent discount awarded to all Nebraska teachers, this enables science teachers to take a 3-credit hour, graduate level course for only $260 in tuition (plus fees) – compared with more than $825 for standard in-state, graduate tuition. Teachers can also earn $100 in travel support to help cover the cost of gas to drive to Lincoln if necessary.

Registration steps can be found at: The last of the four steps is to officially apply for the $400 NMSSI Fellowship online (please indicate in your uploaded letter that you are a science teacher who heard about this $400 fellowship offer). Click the red Apply Now button on our site or go to this link:

Again, please complete course registration and the fellowship application by June 28. Contact Lindsay Augustyn at with questions.



GEOS 898: Geology of North America (Class # 8022)
July 9-13, 2012 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Meets: 203 Bessey Hall, UNL City Campus

This course will discuss how the geology of the North American continent contains classic examples of nearly every geologic process that has acted to form the crust of the Earth (e.g. the San Andreas Fault, Yellowstone National Park, Nebraska Sandhills) and will explore the processes of plate tectonics and the way that the surface of the Earth (and life thereon) has evolved throughout geologic time. Instructor: Cara Burberry, Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Originally published June 25, 2012 - Submit an Item