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.
GeoCorps America is a program offering paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.
Just a few of the Fall/Winter Positions….
Curator Intern – Dinosaur National Monument GIS Technician – Delaware Water Gap
Hydrological Technician – Redwoods National Park
Physical Science Technician – Grand Canyon National Park
Guest Scientist – Yosemite National Park
“This award is for undergraduate students to attend summer field camp. Seventeen students will be awarded $2,000 each to attend the field camp of their choice based on diversity, economic/financial need, and merit.” Quoted from the GSA announcement. Supported by GSA and ExxonMobil.
“An all expenses paid Field Seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming emphasizing multi-disciplinary integrated basin analysis for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. The camp dates are 30 July – 5 August, 2013.” Quoted from the GSA announcement. Supported by GSA and ExxonMobil.
Slate.com has a short article titled: “What its like to work on an oil rig” by Ryan Carlyle, BSChE Subsea Hydraulics Engineer. He says his experience isn’t typical because he works on the biggest, nicest rigs.
The American Geological Institute has published a new Geoscience Currents that tracks the enrollment of women in geoscience degree programs over time. Recent enrollments have dropped sharply at the undergraduate and Master’s level but increased at the Doctorate level.
“Duties and responsibilities will vary according to internal program office assignment and can range from challenging tasks such as assisting with data analysis & forecasting, developing and designing modeling systems, surveys or reports, researching trends and issues in domestic and international energy markets, to participating in website design and development. In some cases, you can probably earn school credit, too.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration announcement.
“The Department of Energy is seeking to hire talented and highly skilled student candidates for its 2013 Summer Internship Program that become available [...] through September 30, 2013. [...] Numerous opportunities are available and will enable students to gain valuable work experience while contributing to the DOE mission.” Quoted from the DOE job announcement.
An article on the FuelFix.com website explains how an experienced drilling team can provide an enormous advantage in the shale plays. Cutting a few days off the time required to drill a well can be not only a cost savings but also a competitive advantage.
The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University Long Beach encourages applications for the Johnson-Conrey Fellowship to support any field of study leading to a MS Degree in Geological Sciences. Interested students may learn about the Department and apply for the fellowship through our website: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/geology/
The National Science Foundation is awarding grants to universities with science and math education programs. These grants can be used to fund scholarships for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs who are willing to commit to teaching four years in a high-needs school district. As an example…. one recently funded program provided over $1,000,000 to support scholarships for 30 undergraduate students and will supplement their salary during their four-year teaching commitment.
The Caltech Engineering and Science magazine has two interesting articles about the career paths of geoscience professionals…. Beyond Rocks about John Eiler and The Molecular Geomicrobiologist about Dianne Newman. Check them out.
Activity to explore and develop the Utica Shale created an estimated 38,830 jobs in eastern Ohio during 2012. Most of those jobs have gone to workers from other states who have skills that are not available from the Ohio workforce.
A new study by IHS estimates that unconventional oil and gas activity in the United States during 2012 supported over 1.7 million jobs and generated about $63 billion in government revenues. Those numbers are expected to grow to 3 million jobs and $113 billion in revenue by 2020.
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