Overcoming Pandemic-related Impacts in the Geosciences: Perspectives from Geoscience Employers

PDF versionPDF version
Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:00 PM EST | 1 hour
Series: Geoscience COVID Impacts Study

This is the final webinar in our Fall webinar series that is highlighting best practices and adaptations to pandemic-related impacts. In this webinar, we will hear from geoscience employers on how their organizations have navigated pandemic-related challenges to maintain operational continuity, including how work environments and hiring and onboarding of new employees have changed, and if what employers are looking for in new hires has changed as a result of the pandemic.

Our speakers are:

  • Gale C. Blackmer, Ph.D., PG, State Geologist and Bureau Director, Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Geological Survey
  • Michael D. Lawless, PG, CPG, Principal / Regional Growth Leader, TRC Companies, Inc.
  • Marie C. Peppler, Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator, Hazards Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Raymond Talkington, Ph.D., PG, CPG, Principal Hydrogeologist/President, Geosphere Environmental Management, Inc.


Funding for this project is provided by the National Science Foundation (Award #2029570). The results and interpretation of the study are the views of the American Geosciences Institute and not those of the National Science Foundation.