The Workforce Program hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to the geosciences, ranging from career development topics and economics of geoscience to topics of interest to support the success of geoscience academic departments.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will provide an update on the latest findings from AGI's geoscience student exit survey.
Depending upon how you have maintained your well, the costs for re-development will vary. For example, for a well that has not been maintained, the costs and methods for re-development can be very high. For well-maintained wells, re-development costs should be less. Remember that part of the re-development is to examine the well pump and motor and column pipe. State and local regulations must be followed as part of the re-development process.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar to discuss examples of implementing curriculum reform within a geoscience department.
There is no magic method to clean a well. There are many techniques, some that have been used for decades, others are fairly recent. The objective of the re-development is to return the well to its condition when it was installed. We introduced the term Specific Capacity in an earlier session. We will demonstrate why measuring the Specific Capacity of your well is so important.
AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will look at the experiences of smaller departments in their efforts to raise external funds and what actions proved most successful.
A groundwater well is a lifeline for many people and communities. It will provide drinking water for decades, if it is properly maintained. Just like your teeth need to be cleaned by the dentist and the oil in your car’s engine needs to be changed to maintain a long and healthy life, so does your well. We will explore what causes a well to decline in performance and why.
The glacial and bedrock geology of New England is varied and complex. We will take you on a journey through the formation of these geological features and then provide information on why a groundwater well in this geological terrane needs to be re-developed and how we know when a well needs to be re-developed. We will introduce and explain the term Specific Capacity and why it is so important to monitor during the life cycle of a well.
Conflicts of interest are the most commonly encountered professional ethics issues. Dealing with them can be relatively easy or potentially very difficult depending on the facts of the particular case. But first the conflict of interest must be recognized. This webinar will help you recognize conflicts of interest and will provide discussion of the issues involved with particular cases.
This webinar will look at the latest data from various AGI surveys on workforce, which will shed light on the current state of geoscience programs, student experiences, and a view of long-term trends. In addition, several emerging trends regarding what the future of geoscience work will look like will be discussed, especially the impact of technologies such as machine learning and what that means for the future of geoscience employment.
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As outdoor field professionals we have a responsibility to not only use appropriate scientific methodology, but also to behave as good stewards of the land upon which we work. As educators we also have a responsibility to teach others how to conduct themselves professionally. Ethical field study concerns all of the uses and values of the lands, not only their value as a geoscience field laboratory. As a society, these land use values shift over time and so our perceptions and expectations of what is acceptable practice in the field must also shift. We must continually challenge our thinking and our behavior both as individuals and as a profession in order to maintain the highest standards of integrity possible. In short, every geoscientist in the field needs to continually evaluate how they are representing themselves and their work. People are watching, so we need to lead by example.