The Future of Earth's Critical Materials

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: Earth Science Week

Critical minerals, and more broadly critical materials, are essential for many industries and products, but the availability of these materials is at risk. This webinar will introduce what critical minerals are as well as an innovative method for locating them. There is also an introduction to critical materials, including ways in which students, educators, and the public can engage with them. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.


  • Anjana K Shah, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Cynthia Howell, Critical Materials Institute

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.