Earth Science Outreach Program Recruits New Majors

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 7 mins
Series: AGI Geoscience Currents Discussion
Dr. James R. Ebert talks about the State University of New York College at Oneonta’s Earth Science Outreach Program (E.S.O.P.), and how it approaches recruiting new geoscience majors from the pool of high school graduates.

Earth Science Outreach Program Recruits New Majors

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.