Roadside Geology Guides|
March 9, 2014 | 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.
Taking Notes in the Field|
March 4, 2014 | Geology.com Store
The Geology.com store has a selection of field books, notebooks, waterproof pens and waterproof paper for taking notes in the field.
Made to Outlast the Geologist|
February 27, 2014 | 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.
Budget Shortfall at Geoscience Australia|
February 25, 2014 | CanberraTimes.com.au
Geoscience Austraila is forced to make significant staff cuts after anticipated revenue declines and budget shortfalls are calculated.
Mineral Hardness Picks|
February 25, 2014 | 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. They also do not contaminate your specimen with particles of the hardness mineral.
Female Enrollment in the Geosciences|
February 20, 2014 | American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute has a new issue of Geoscience Currents that presents summary statistics on the enrollment of students by gender in undergraduate and graduate geoscience programs in the United States.
Geoscience Enrollments for 2013|
February 13, 2014 | American Geosciences Institute
Enrollments in college and graduate school geoscience programs remained strong during the 2012-2013 academic year, with a minor decline of about 3%.
Scientists Reading Fewer Papers These Days|
February 11, 2014 | Nature.com
The average scientist is reading fewer research papers these days according to a study summarized on Nature.com. Although digital consumption surpassed print consumption, the total number of papers read declined.
Tools for Geologists|
February 9, 2014 | 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.
On the Shoulders of Geoscience Giants
Image by Charles Lyell.
February 2, 2014 | Speaking of Geoscience Blog
Vince Matthews has a short article on the Speaking of Geoscience Blog titled: On the Shoulders of Giants: A 125th Anniversary Retrospective. It looks back at the work of S.F. Emmons, Frank Taylor, Margaret Fuller Boos, and N.L. Bowen.
Tax Credits for Ohio STEM Graduates?|
January 30, 2014 | Cleveland.com
“Earning a college degree in science, technology, engineering, or math could net Ohioans a state income tax credit of up to $30,000.” Quoted from Cleveland.com.
Apply Now: Congressional Geoscience Fellowship|
January 26, 2014 | American Geoscience Institute
“AGI is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 2014) in Washington D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee. Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree with at least three years of post-degree work experience or a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applications are due February 1, 2014.”
The Loss of Scientific Data|
January 21, 2014 | University of British Columbia
“Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades [...] the current system of leaving data with authors means that almost all of it is lost over time.” Quoted from the University of British Columbia media release.
Geology Program Eliminated at ECSU|
January 14, 2014 | NewsObserver.comm
The Board of Governors of Elizabeth City State University voted to discontinue the four year degree program in geology.
Semester in the Wild|
January 7, 2014 | University of Idaho
“We strongly recommend that students do some physical training—hiking, biking, running—over the summer to get their bodies ready for this… [...] … we will be hiking through altitude changes, through streams and across rough terrain. You may wish to do a few practice outings to discover how you like to arrange your backpack, what types of freeze-dried food to consider, and learn the intricacies of your tent and sleeping gear.” Quoted from the course website.
Most Popular Items for December|
January 2, 2014 | Geology.com
The Saturn Hexagon?
The Utah Supervolcano
What is Ammolite?
Landslide on an Incredible Scale
Failure of the Midcontinent Rift
Zoom in on the San Andreas Fault
Price of Gold Falling
Size of the Yellowstone Magma Chamber Severely Underestimated?
Salaries and Employment of Recent Geoscience Graduates
The Largest Recorded Fault Slip
How Do They Steer the Horizontal Drill?
The Importance of Sketching Rocks in the Field|
December 26, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience Blog
There is an excellent essay on sketching rocks in the field on the Speaking of Geoscience Blog by Haakon Fossen, a structural geology professor at the University of Bergen, Norway.
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.
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
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.