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AGI to Host a Professional Development Workshop for Underrepresented, Early-Career Minorities Pursuing Faculty-Track Positions

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is hosting a professional development workshop for underrepresented, early-career minorities interested in careers in research and academia. The workshop, entitled Developing a Diverse Professoriate: A Professional Development Workshop for Underrepresented-Minority, Early-Career Faculty in the Geosciences, will be held in the Washington D.C. area from Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6, 2012.

EARTH: Highlights of 2011 - Energy and Economics 2011-2012

Is the United States entering its Lost Decade"? A crunch on natural resources coupled with a crippling economic crisis and an aging workforce threaten to hurl us into a decade or more of grudgingly slow development akin to that of the Japanese after their own real estate bust a few decades ago. Will the United States learn from past mistakes in order to reconcile economic growth with environmental safety? In the December issue of EARTH Magazine, learn how the facts and the fallacies measure up to the increasing challenges facing the United States in 2012 and beyond. "

AGI Examines Geoscience Students' Society Membership Choices

The American Geosciences Institute has released a new Geoscience Currents that examines the choices by geoscience students when provided up to five free memberships in geoscience societies. Data from 2009-2011 is presented showing trends in student preferences and/or influences from advisors. AGI's Geoscience Currents provide snapshots of helpful data regarding current trends and the status of the geoscience discipline.

Tool-up to inspire future geoscientists

Geoscience careers encompass a diverse set of opportunities that appeal to a wide range of individuals. Geoscientists work all over the planet in all possible work environments in support of stewardship of the Earth. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has created a series of educational brochures and career guides to inspire the next generation of geoscientists. These materials answer the question, why geoscience?, and shed light on the positive job environment during the difficult economic climate.

Finance Sector Top Industry for Geoscientist Salaries

The American Geological Institute's Workforce Program today released an analysis of salaries for geoscientists by industry relative to those of other scientific fields. Geoscience Currents 51 shows that in 2010, average aggregated salaries for geoscience-related occupations ranged from $137,660 for geoscience-related occupations in the finance and insurance industry to $69,949 for geoscience-related occupations in state government.

AGI Announces Winners of "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest"

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the winners of the first "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest are Patricia A. Beddows of Northwestern University for her video "Yucatan Peninsula Geology" and Danita Brandt of Michigan State University for the photo "The Complete Field Geologist." Beddows' video captures the spirit of field work and academic benefits of field experience with footage from a university field trip to Mexico, while Brandt's photograph shows a classic example of a student outfitted with field gear.

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