The Geological Society of American announced the 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant awardees. Awardees should confirm (login required) their information by April 18th. More information about applying is available here.
As a student, there is no time like the present to start presenting your research. The 2016 Fall Virtual Poster Showcase at the American Geophyiscal Union is an easy and cost-effective option for doing so, which enables you to present without having to travel. Talk with your advisor about submitting an abstract between August 8th and September 28th, 2016.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey had 692 graduating students from 210 different geoscience programs participate -- 495 bachelor’s graduates, 127 master’s graduates, and 70 doctoral graduates.
Recent geoscience graduates were asked to describe their greatest challenge to completing their degree. The table highlights the most cited challenges by students, along with the percentage of graduates that faced the challenge and example comments from students. Thirteen percent of graduates either did not respond to the question or did not feel they faced a major obstacle while working towards their degree.
In the fall, spring, and summer of academic year 2013-2014, AGI distributed AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey nationally to students graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in a geoscience field. The survey generated 688 responses from 167 different departments. Out of the 688 responses, 517 came from bachelor’s graduates, 115 came from master’s graduates, and 56 came from doctoral graduates. Using AGI’s graduation data from 2013, this sample size was determined as considerably large enough to represent the population of geoscience graduates.