Stanford-USTC-MIT (SUM) 2012 is a student summer camp in China with participants from geophysics program of three major universities. SUM 2012 is also going to invite a few participants from other universities in China. Participants of SUM 2012 represent 11 nationalities. With nine students from Stanford, seven students from MIT, twenty students from USTC, and eight from other universities, SUM 2012 is going to kick off on Sept 15, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui, China, and it will be closed on Sept 23, 2012 in Beijing.
The objective of SUM 2012 is to promote friendship, academic and culture exchange among students, to offer opportunities for students to interact with leading earth scientists in China and discuss about the issues of environment, resources, and natural hazards on Earth.
SUM 2012 is going to offer team work opportunities to participants, including Student Challenge Bowl in Hefei, hosted by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and a student conference in Beijing, organized by participants themselves. Professional geologists are going to take SUMers to tour Yellow Mountain and reveal geology behind the amazing mountain.