Tools for Geologists|
December 15, 2013 | Geology.com Store
The Geology.com store has a large selection of rock hammers, crack hammers, rock chisels, goggles, hand lenses, rock bags, leather cases, field books, wall maps, specimen kits and more.
Salaries and Employment of Recent Geoscience Graduates|
December 10, 2013 | American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute has published a fact sheet that summarizes the salaries and employment locations of recent geoscience graduates in the United States.
Made to Outlast the Geologist|
December 10, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Many people say that Gfeller leather field equipment is “made to outlast the geologist”. They make field belts, hammer carriers, field cases, field brief cases, lanyards, Brunton cases, acid bottle cases and more.
Field Camp Attendance is up 92 Percent Since 2006|
December 9, 2013 | American Geosciences Institute
The number of students attending geology field camps in the United States has increased 92% since 2006. Most of the field camps are held in the western United States.
Summer Interns at Shell|
December 4, 2013 | Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell had over 250 internships in various career tracks across the United States during the summer of 2013. Each spring they post information about internship opportunities on their Jobs and Careers website. Related links: Shell Internship Conference and Deer Park Internship Program.
What is It Like to Work for GeoCorps?|
November 25, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience Blog
The GSA Speaking of Geoscience blog has an interesting report from Amy Atwater who served as a GeoCorps Paleontology participant at Denali National Park and Preserve.
Tectonics as Purpose in Geological Field Camps|
November 25, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience Blog
Peter DeCelles wrote an interesting article on the Speaking of Geoscience Blog titled: Tectonics as Purpose in Geological Field Camps: The Necessity of Hitting the Road, and Implications for Geological Field Stations.
Releated: List of Geology Field Camps
Roadside Geology Guides|
November 25, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Since 1972 the “Roadside Geology” series has provided introductory information on the geology of states and small regions of the United States.
The books provide a combination of maps, travel logs, photos and commentary for the geology that can be seen along highways or visited at parks and public viewing areas. They are popular with geologists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the Earth.
Mineral Hardness Picks|
November 17, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Mineral hardness picks are pencil-like tools that have points made from materials that match the hardness of minerals in the Mohs Hardness Scale. With them you can easily test the hardness of mineral grains in a rock and test the hardness of small-size specimens. In our opinion they are easier to use than pieces of minerals and allow you to obtain more accurate results.
Attracting Women to STEM Degrees|
November 7, 2013 | USA Today
USA Today has an article that describes what some universities are doing to attract women who plan to major in STEM fields and how they are working to interest other women in STEM programs.
Most Viewed News in October|
November 1, 2013 | Geology.com
Egypt Fears a Dam on the Nile in Ethiopia
235 Carat Diamond Found in Siberia
Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates
Nice Yellow Diamond Found in Arkansas
What Caused the Sudden Explosion of Animal Life 520MYA?
Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries?
Shell Walks Away from Oil Shale
Granitizers vs Magmatists
The Status of U.S. Secondary Earth Science Education|
October 19, 2013 | American Geosciences Institute
“The Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding at the American Geosciences Institute has released a landmark report on the status of Earth Science education in U.S. middle and high schools, describing in detail significant gaps between identified priorities and lagging practice.” Quoted from the AGI press release.
Internship Experiences of Geoscience Grads|
October 17, 2013 | American Geosciences Institute
Last spring, the American Geosciences Institute surveyed recent geoscience graduates to learn about their internship experience.
Image © iStockphoto/IndrekV
October 11, 2013 | Geology.com
If you spend time in bear country knowing how to react to a bear encounter and what to do if you are attacked could save your life.
If you don’t know where bears live here is a map of the geographic ranges for black, grizzly and polar bears in North America.
When Do Students Decide on a Major in the Geosciences?|
October 8, 2013 | American Geosciences Institute
The new edition of Geoscience Currents by the American Geosciences Institute looks at the “decision points for majoring in the geosciences” of recent graduatese. Fewer than 25% decided on a geoscience major before entering college.
Earth Science Week Webcast|
October 3, 2013 | Earth Science Week
The American Geosciences Institute has a webcast titled: Introduction to Earth Science Week 2013.
Math and Science Training of Recent Geoscience Graduates|
October 2, 2013 | American Geoscience Institute
The new Geoscience Currents published by The American Geosciences Institute presents the quantitative skills and core science courses of recent geoscience graduates.
Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates|
October 1, 2013 | American Geosciences Instutute
AGI has published…. “An overview analysis of the demographics, activities, experiences, and future plans of recent geoscience graduates with their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.”
Regional Concentrations of Scientists and Engineers|
August 27, 2013 | National Science Foundation
“According to a recently published report by the National Science Foundation, science and engineering employment in the United States is geographically concentrated in a small number of states. Further, several major metropolitan areas within these states account for the highest S&E employment.” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.
Earth Science Week International Photo Contest|
August 25, 2013 | Earth Science Week
“The American Geosciences Institute is expanding eligibility for its annual Earth Science Week photography contest to allow international members of all AGI Member Societies to participate for the first time.” Quoted from the AGI press release.