Michael J. Fitzgerald Student Mapping Course

Upcoming Trip

Copper Flat Porphyry-Breccia System (2022)

New Mexico, United States

May 6-14, 2022

Application Deadline: January 18, 2022

Details and Application


In addition to the student programs funded through the SEG Foundation (Graduate Student Fellowships, Student Research Grants, and Student Field Trips), the Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., (SEG) is offering the second Michael J. Fitzgerald Student Mapping Course. Michael "Mike" J. Fitzgerald, a University of Minnesota graduate, long supported field-based geologic studies by students; through a generous donation from his trust, SEG is funding a week-long mapping course for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.

  • SEG will pay the bulk of the transportation and lodging costs during the course. Travel expenses will be assessed for each participant, and a portion of the airfare will be covered. Participants will be required to pay a registration fee and certain travel-related costs, such as meals. Complete SARS-CoV2 vaccination prior to acceptance, and proof of negative SARS-CoV2 test 72 hours prior to the course will be required!
  • Active SEG Student Members and SEG Recent Graduate Members who have completed at least one field mapping course are eligible to apply. The course is limited to 16 participants, and acceptance is highly competitive.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for their successful completion of the course.

This mapping course is led by SEG Members who are senior in their career and have recognized expertise in the geology of the areas covered. All SEG Student Members and SEG Recent Graduates will be notified of mapping course opportunities and application deadlines via e-mail announcements.