The American Geological Institute (AGI) will be co-chairing a session with the YES Network at the 2010 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (13-17 December 2010) on creating professional development resources for early-career geoscientists.
This session aims to address the low percentage of geoscience graduates that transition successfully into the profession. National Science Foundation data indicates that approximately 14 percent of all geoscience graduates work in the core geoscience profession, and another 22 percent work in closely-aligned disciplines. With approximately 50 percent of the current workforce expected to retire within the next 10 to 15 years, there is a critical need for establishing professional development resources that will boost the flow of geoscience graduates into the profession.
AGU abstracts submissions are currently being accepted and the last day for submissions will be September 2, 2010. To submit your abstract to this session, please search for session ED27: Creating Professional Development Resources for Early-Career Geoscientists.