News and Announcements

While homes are being lost and firefighters go about the dangerous work of fighting the Santa Barbara wildfires in California, EARTH magazine is reporting on new research that highlights a different approach: When fires near in, consider staying and defending your home instead of evacuating.
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 00:00
Many ongoing natural processes and human activities can displace the ground under our homes and communities at considerable economic cost and human suffering. The best solutions to these unstable ground problems are based on awareness of where and how they occur. Living with Unstable Ground, written by Dr. Thomas L. Holzer of the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how soil types, slope movements, catastrophic collapses, and regional ground movement affect communities and how to mitigate these disruptive, dangerous, and costly problems.
Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation are accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute is announcing that "Understanding Climate" is the theme for the 2009 Earth Science Week.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute has published a print edition of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009 Report (ISBN 0-922152-83-7).
Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute has posted a PowerPoint presentation of all 147 graphs and charts published in the Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report which was released in February of 2009.
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the final chapter, entitled Economic Metrics and Drivers of the Geoscience Pipeline, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. All chapters of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the third chapter, entitled Geoscience Employment Sectors, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the second chapter, entitled Trends in Geoscience Education at Four Year Institutions, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. Chapters 1 and 2 of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has completed the report Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009. The first chapter, "Trends in Geoscience Education from K-12 through Community College" of this comprehensive benchmark report is now available through AGI's website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 23:00

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