The percentage of geoscience doctorates conferred to women has increased by 5% since 2007 while the percentage of bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred to women has remained steady over the same time period. Compared to other disciplines, the geosciences rank consistently ahead of all physical science and engineering degrees. Additionally, the geosciences had the largest increase in the percentage of degrees conferred to women between 1993 and 2006 for all science and engineering degrees.
Since its inception in 2004-2005, 402 students from 10 high schools across New York have taken advanced geoscience elective courses in their high schools through E.S.O.P. A snapshot of the most recent year for 5 schools shows 13 of 67 students (19.4%) have decided to major in the geosciences as a result of participating in E.S.O.P. Read more in Geoscience Currents #25.
The Workforce Program hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to the geosciences, ranging from career development topics and economics of geoscience to topics of interest to support the success of geoscience academic departments.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in coordination with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) presents the second webinar as a part of the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). The webinar, entitled Critical and Strategic Minerals: Concepts and Status will air on February 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST.
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has posted the GeoConnection Webinar Geoscience Careers in Minerals Exploration" online for those who were not able to attend the original event on April 21, 2011."
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has made available the recorded version of the webinar roundtable A Secure Future for Energy, Environment and Hazard Mitigation: Retaining students through the Student-to-Professional Continuum in the Geosciences.""
EDMAP is an interactive and meaningful matching-funds grant program with universities for students to gain experience and knowledge in geologic mapping as well as contribute to the national effort to geologically map all of the United States.
The American Geological Institute Workforce Program is holding a free webinar on January 26th from 1:30 ? 2:30 pm EST linking AP courses and earth science literacy with college and university department sustainability as part of the GeoConnection Webinar Series.