IU Center for Underwater Science

IU Center for Underwater Science

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Goal: $10,000

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The IU Center for Underwater Science provides unparalleled research, education, and instruction. Your gift supports our goal to keep pace with ever evolving technology and increases research opportunities for students.

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The Indiana University Center for Underwater Science is a multidisciplinary research center in the School of Public Health dedicated to the understanding and interpretation of submerged cultural and biological resources, with an emphasis on park development and sustainable use.

This Center also houses IU’s Underwater Science program, which is one of the leading academic diving programs in the country. For more than 30 years, IU’s Center for Underwater Science has been providing a combination of expert instruction and unparalleled experiences—including visits and research projects to the Captain Kidd’s 1699 Quedagh Merchant in the Dominican Republic, the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve, historic shipwrecks in Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, possible Columbus shipwrecks in Hispaniola, and the list goes on.

The Center for Underwater Science has managed all this and more on a shoestring budget. But the shoestrings are starting to fray and we’re looking to you to help support the Center and its offerings to the level it so richly deserves.  

If you had the opportunity to take one of our classes or be a part of the program, take the time now to remember your first experience with scuba. Most students feel a bit awkward as they don all the heavy gear, and some are just excited to be in a class that isn't like anything else in their major. Either way, the expert instruction from Charlie Beeker and his team at IU make for unforgettable moments and, just maybe, life-changing experiences. That’s pretty cool stuff.

You can now make that experience possible for future IU students by helping fund the IU Center for Underwater Science and its operational and programming needs that currently include: 

  • Replacing underwater cameras and scientific documentation equipment that are quickly becoming outdated in the world of fast-paced technology. Keeping pace with technology is essential to our current research and academic training.
  • Improved infrastructure at the School of Public Health, and far better access to our pool and training facilities.
  • Research opportunities for students to participate in meaningful underwater field programs.

Your generous gift of $500, or $250 or $100 will go a long way to help others have the wonderful experience you had.

Thank you for your support!

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The Indiana University Foundation solicits tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of Indiana University and is registered to solicit charitable contributions in all states requiring registration. For our full disclosure statement, see http://go.iu.edu/89n.

Gifts will be administered by the Indiana University Foundation, which represents Indiana University, including the IU School of Medicine. This is not a gift to Indiana University Health, and the Indiana University Health Foundation will not play a role in administering these accounts.