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Mega-Trends in the Australian Mining Industry

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Collectively, the mega-trends in the Australian mining industry point to significant environmental challenges for the future of mining and mineral processing, such as potentially increased unit energy, pollutant, waste and water costs, and subsequently higher production costs. This will impact not only the demand for minerals and metals, but also drive the search for alternative technologies across exploration, mining, milling, smelting and refining. In the long term, it will increase the need for greater material efficiency and recycling.  Read more in Geoscience Currents #29.

Webinar Co-sponsors: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).
 

 

Mega-Trends in Australian Mining Industry

K-12 Teachers and Geoscience Degrees

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Examination of these trends indicates a low representation of teachers with geoscience degrees. Considering that earth science education requirements are met by the majority of students in grades 6-8, the low representation of elementary school teachers with geoscience degrees is cause for concern in regards to the preparation of elementary students for mandatory earth science curriculum in the middle grades, and for priming their interest to take earth science courses in the higher grades. Furthermore, K-12 education provides an important formative stage in a student’s education, and the coursework to which students are exposed during this period (especially during high school) influences choices they make in regards to college majors.

Read more in Geoscience Currents #28.

K-12 Teachers and Geoscience Degrees

Linking AP Courses and Earth Science Literacy with Departmental Sustainability

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

There is a question and answer session with the webinar speakers and participants after the presentations.

Our speakers are:

 

 

Linking AP Courses and Earth Science Literacy with Departmental Sustainability

Strategies for Departmental Survival and Viability During Economic Downturns

Friday, December 4, 2009

The speakers presentations are followed by a panel discusson with the speakers and webinar participants.

Our speakers include:

  • Geoffrey Feiss, Retired Provost, College of William & Mary, "Making a Case for Your Department"
  • Michael Perfit, Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, "Small Departments at Large Universities: Lessons Learned from our Near Elimination and Planning the Way Forward"
  • Michael Loudin, Manager, Global Geoscience Recruiting & Development, ExxonMobil, "Leadership and Thriving Geoscience Departments: Observations from a Global Geoscience Employer"

Webinar co-sponsors: NAGT and the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project.

 

Strategies for Departmental Survival and Viability During Economic Downturns

Trends in Geoscience Degrees Conferred to Women

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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.

Read more in Geoscience Currents #27.
 

Trends in Geoscience Degrees Conferred to Women

Earth Science Outreach Program Recruits New Majors

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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.

Earth Science Outreach Program Recruits New Majors

The 48th Edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments is Now Available in Print or eBook

The newest edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments is now available for purchase in print and as an eBook. As the cornerstone reference publication of the American Geosciences Institute, the 48th edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments is an invaluable resource for those working in the geosciences, those who must identify experts with specialties in various geoscience fields, or students investigating potential programs to apply to.

Geoscience Currents #69: U.S. Female Geoscience Enrollment and Degree Rate is Mixed in 2011-2012

Geoscience Currents #69 explores how female geoscience enrollments and degrees changed in the 2011-2012 academic year. New data collected shows that female geoscience enrollments and degrees in the U.S. dropped sharply at both the Bachelor's and Master's levels, but increased slightly at the Doctoral level.

The American Geosciences Institute's New Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the new Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to a thesis-based, full time female student pursuing either a Master's or a Doctoral degree in the geosciences, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is merit-based, and applicants will be evaluated on the probability of successfully completing their geoscience graduate program and transitioning into the geoscience workforce following graduation.

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