On February 15, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing to explore how participation in mentoring, training, and apprenticeship opportunities impact science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and workforce development. In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) emphasized the increasing STEM workforce demand and importance to the nation’s economic prosperity.
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.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will explore current programs available in the community to support faculty in their data management needs, especially in light of new data retention and archiving requirements.
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%.