New MTU Peace Corps Masters Program in Geological Natural Hazards

There is a new opportunity for students who hope to work professionally abroad and who are interested in the Mitigation of Geological Hazards. The new program gives students with professional interests in natural hazards a long term field experience abroad through a two year assignment in the Peace Corps. The program initially targets Central American countries with significant challenges in geological hazards. The MS degree may be done in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geophysics or Civil Engineering. The hazards specializations may be volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, floods or droughts. This program is expected to receive official approval in the next few weeks and will be the first and only Peace Corps master's program in geological natural hazards. It builds on MTUs successful programs in Forestry and Civil/Environmental Engineering. Students are being recruited for September 2004. The program is described in detail on the web:

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Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive - Houghton, MI 49931-1295
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