Do you have a passion for geoscience, data sharing, and cyberinfrastructure? Check out EarthCube! Initiated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011, EarthCube aims to improve cyberinfrastructure and data sharing across the geosciences by funding interdisciplinary research. 2017 NSF EarthCube Solicitations are open until March 17, 2017. Learn more here.
You are invited to take an active role in reviewing the Draft Charter and help shape the future of EarthCube Governance. Three online exercises allow you to add your voice to different aspects of the proposed governance framework. We encourage to you participate in all three:
From the 1970's until around 2010, women have been an increasingly large part of the geoscience student and graduate population. The participation rates have levelled off in recent years, largely believed related to the energy-driven increase in overall geoscience enrollments.
US college and university geoscience program enrollments have been consistently tracked since 1955. Over this time, the number of programs has expanded substantially and enrollments have varied widely. The overall driver of enrollments through the history has been the price of petroleum, though the dependency on that factor is not as strong as it was in the 1980's and earlier.