Dear Recommender: The JR Academy program is designed to provide an exciting and eye-opening ship-based introductory geoscience and oceanography experience to undergraduates – particularly, but not exclusively, those from historically underrepresented groups -- with the aim of exposing them to new areas of inquiry, skills and career paths with which they may not be familiar. The program will provide them with a dynamic and varied experience on board the U.S. vessel for scientific ocean drilling during Expedition 385T, during which they will take part in a wide variety of science, technology and engineering activities, and career explorations. They will be sailing on the ship for one month with no port stops, receiving credit for two courses, and be expected to fully engage with scientists, fellow students, educators and crew. They will be sailing with a cohort of students and mentors from across the country. More information about the program is available here and about the expedition is available here. Please provide your best assessment of this students’ ability to succeed and utilize this unique experience. Note that sailing aboard a ship for a month is not for everyone; we would like to identify students who will not only thrive and take full advantage of all the academic, growth, and networking opportunities this environment will provide, but who will also help create a positive and supportive group dynamic! Undergraduate students do not often sail on the JOIDES Resolution; a certain level of maturity will be required. Please reach out with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.