The Geoscience REsearch At the Cordillera Talamanca (GREAT) Project will use a diverse array of geoscience methods to investigate the origins, the current state, and the hazard potential of the Cordillera Talamanca in southern Costa Rica. This region is unique in Central America because of its lack of active volcanism, its extreme (and geologically recent) high elevations, and its history of unusually distributed large earthquakes.
The project will use resources of the University of Costa Rica: The School of Geology and the civil engineering research center (Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales, Lanamme UCR), and also the research facilities of the national power company of Costa Rica (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, ICE). Please visit the G.R.E.A.T website to learn more information.
THIS PROJECT IS AN 18-MONTH COMMITMENT. Open to sophomores and juniors. Selected participants will be REQUIRED to attend preliminary training and workshops to prepare for their trip abroad.
Applications will be open on September 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019. This will be the last cohort for the G.R.E.A.T. project.