EARTH: Mapping Field Camp's Past and Present: Exploring a Mainstay of Geoscience Education

EARTH Magazine explores the ritual of field camp as geoscientists' rite of passage for thousands of U.S. college students. Geology field camps date back to the days of great explorers and naturalists like John Muir and his contemporaries. Now young men and women gear up and pack out to geologically unique locations nationwide. Traditional skill sets are now taught alongside relevant technology to keep students workforce-ready.

AGI's Latest Geoscience Currents Examines the Community College to University Pathway in Texas

Community colleges provide a strong foundation for the nation's graduating STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) workforce. In its latest Geoscience Currents, the American Geosciences Institute documents the flow of geoscience students from 2-year to 4-year institutions in Texas, adding to an earlier report on similar data from California released in 2012.

Workforce Infographic

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) developed this infographic as a part of the Preparing Our Workforce (POW) Initiative to help students entering the workforce redefine what it means to have a career in geoscience. Having a successful geoscience career is not solely about mastering the technical fields of study, but additionally includes how students seamlessly integrate their interests and competencies to build a professional portfolio that will bolster their geoscience career.

Directory of Geoscience Departments

The Directory of Geoscience Departments 48th Edition is the most comprehensive directory and source of information about geosciences departments and researchers available. It is an invaluable resource for individuals working in the geosciences or must identify or work with specialists on the issues of Earth, Environmental, and related sciences and engineering fields. The Directory of Geoscience Departments 48th Edition provides a state/country-sorted listing of nearly 2300 geoscience departments, research departments, institutes, and their faculty and staff.

AGI Scholarship Programs

The American Geosciences Institute has a limited number of scholarship programs that are directly offered.  All AGI-related scholarships are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are declared majors in recognized geoscience programs in the United States.

AGI Scholarship Programs

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Workforce Data

The AGI Workforce Program was built on data collection and analysis.  Since 1955, AGI has maintained databases of academic geoscience programs in the United States, and more recently, globally.  In addition, the Workforce Program also conducts regular surveys on geoscience graduates and reports on the state of the geoscience workforce biennially. We also provide baseline data from federal and industry sources on general interest items, such as salaries and employment levels.

Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community - The Role of Student Organizations

Friday, March 22, 2013

The webinar highlights two presentations - one from Pomona College in California and the other from the College of William and Mary. Both highlight a number of activities which have led to strong senses of community among the students in their geoscience programs.

Our panelists include:

  • Linda Reinen, Associate Professor of Geology, Pomona College
  • Christopher "Chuck" Bailey, Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, College of William & Mary

Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community - The Role of Student Organizations


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