ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The SAGE Facilities operated by Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and workforce diversity and inclusion expert Heather Houlton have developed a free, five-hour course, "Unearth Your Future: How You Can Shape the Geoscience Profession for the Needs of the 21st Century," which is geared toward undergraduate students, sharing new perspectives on geoscience and geophysics careers, workforce information, and key strategies for conducting a successful job search. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to partner with IRIS to host this course on its GOLI online learning platform.
The course is designed for faculty who want to integrate geoscience career information into their curriculum or for students who want to learn more about geoscience careers and how to obtain a position in the geosciences. The course also introduces information on diversity, equity, and inclusion in a way that connects geoscience content with concepts such as mitigating microaggressions, addressing imposter syndrome, and applying active bystander intervention techniques.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the geoscience needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Geoff Camphire, AGI Communications