College of Arts and Sciences
industry and professional societies

quotes With the continued emergence of unconventional oil and natural gas plays, and conventional plays in more difficult geophysical and petrophysical imaging environments, it has become increasingly apparent that we need to get back to the rocks. Dr. Scott Tinker, Past President, AAPG, IUGFS 1981

The "Great Crew Change" is upon us--- a 2011 AGI survey projects 150,000 to 200,000 unfullfilled geosciences jobs by 2021. Meanwhile, the number of traditional summer field programs offered by universities has dropped from more than 250 in the 1980's to well less than 100 today.

Additionally, industry now more than ever is acknowledging the need for its recruits and employees "to get back to the rocks." Indiana University views this combination of circumstances as an opportunity to move forward with its field program, while others are cutting back. We wish to be the leading field venue for continuing education of adult geoscientists , as well as for other field-based activities for the broader geosciences community.

Industry and professional societies are encouraged to contact us about:

  • Field courses specifically designed for their needs and taught by our staff
  • Use of our facility for courses taught by their staff
  • A site for conferences, retreats, and other meetings
  • Ways they can sponsor their potential student recruits from all over the world
  • Recruiting students for industry employment

What do we have to offer?

  • State-of-the-art classroom/geotech center
  • Idyllic alpine setting
  • Remarkably diverse geology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the regional geology
  • Modern, comfortable living quarters
  • Economic lodging and meals

scheduled activities

At the present time we are scheduling activities for the period of time between May 1 and November 3. If you are interested in scheduling an event, please contact us at