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The Current and Mid-21st Century Geoscience Workforce

Friday, May 11, 2018

This webinar will look at the latest data from various AGI surveys on workforce, which will shed light on the current state of geoscience programs, student experiences, and a view of long-term trends.  In addition, several emerging trends regarding what the future of geoscience work will look like will be discussed, especially the impact of technologies such as machine learning and what that means for the future of geoscience employment.

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The Current and Mid-21st Century Geoscience Workforce

U.S. Female Geoscience Enrollments and Degrees Experience - Marked Change in 2016

Currents #: 

124
Thursday, December 28, 2017

The participation rate of women in geoscience degree programs saw marked changes in 2016.  There was a spate of doctoral degrees awarded to women in 2016, which has also been reflected in a decline in the participation rate of graduate enrollment of women. We observe that often December graduates and prior summer graduates are counted as “degrees awarded,” but not as “enrolled.”  The percent of women receiving bachelor and master’s degrees remained steady, but undergraduate enrollment rates increased sharply to near historic highs at 44%.  

Skills Development Through Internships at AGU and AGI

Currents #: 

123
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Currents #123
Internships in policy, media and publishing, and education/workforce/talent pool areas at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and American Geosciences Institute (AGI) exist to provide professional work experiences for students. These internships are offered for a period of three months and depending on the group and organization, between 1-6 interns are hired each year. Nine internship supervisors were surveyed to determine what skills were required to be hired and successfully complete the internships.

Median Costs of Field Camp Attendance at US-based Institutions

Currents #: 

122
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Currents #122
Field camp costs (all in U.S. Dollars) were pulled from syllabi and webpage sources for 63 US-based institutions offering a field camp course. These sources provided varying levels of detail in regards to the cost of their respective camps. ‘In-state’ costs (in-state students or students enrolled at institutions offering camp) and ‘Out-of-state/non-student’ costs (for out-of-state students or students not enrolled in the institutions offering camp) were used when cost details were available.

Important Job Choice Factors for the Early-Career Geoscience Workforce

Currents #: 

121
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Currents #121
AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey has been conducted with graduating students completing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral geoscience degrees for the past 5 years. AGI followed up with approximately 1250 recent graduate respondents. This follow-up survey investigated their career path up to September 2017, the factors they consider when choosing a job,
and the skills and knowledge gained since entering the workforce. This survey collected 332 responses (27% response rate)--163 bachelor’s graduates, 101 master’s graduates, and 68 doctoral graduates.
 

Representation of Women in the Geoscience Workforce in 2013

Currents #: 

120
Friday, September 29, 2017
Currents #120
Currents #119 investigated the representation of women in geoscience faculty positions in the United States. To extend that conversation of gender representation in the geosciences, NSF’s 2013 restricted-use data file integrating the National Survey of College Graduates and the Survey of Doctoral Recipients was used to look at the representation of women in the geoscience workforce as a whole. These are longitudinal surveys that follow individuals through their careers.

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