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GeoConnection Webinar Geosciences: Towards a Smarter Economy is now online! Click on the link to view the webinar.
Date: 18 August 2010
Time: 10:00 -11:00 am US EDT (15:00 - 16:00 BST)
Join us to listen to the following speakers discuss this recently released report published by the Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, and the Royal Irish Academy.Â The report details how geoscience can be oriented toward a smart economy, and describes how the geoscience sector can contribute to economic recovery.Â The report also provides a clear vision of the sector in 2020 and its implications for the geosciences within Ireland. To download the report, visit: http://www.gsi.ie/Geoscience+Initiatives/Geoscience+and+a+Smarter+Economy.htm
Dr. Peadar McArdle, Geological Survey of Ireland
Garth Earls, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
Prof. Pat Shannon, University College Dublin
Dr. Deirdre Lewis, Institute of Geologists of Ireland / SLR Consulting
This webinar is co-sponsored the Geological Survey of Ireland, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, and the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.
Participation in this webinar is free.
To register for this webinar, visit AGIâ€™s GeoWebinar website: http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/webinars.html
In 2008, a report entitled “Geoscience - Gaining Ground” was published outlining the contribution made by geoscience to the Irish economy and society in terms of employment, research, spatial development etc. The report identified that core geoscience activities were estimated at â‚¬1.4 billion and non-core activities amount to â‚¬1.9 billion. Total direct value was estimated at 2.24% of GNP in 2006, but because of the relatively low import content, the significance of this activity is greater than the figure itself suggests: the geoscience contribution comes to 3% GNP when indirect value is added.
The report concluded that if Ireland was serious about moving up the value chain in alignment with its knowledge-based economy aspirations, it would have to lay down stronger foundations in the geoscience sector, particularly in areas of research and public service.
On foot of the report, the Royal Irish Academy, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and Geological Survey of Ireland commenced work on the â€œGeoscience - Towards a Smarter Economyâ€ report.
Currents #36: Student Perceptions of Geology and Implications for Choosing Among Different Science MajorsThursday, June 10th, 2010
This Geoscience Currents, authored by Dr. Thomas D. Hoisch from Northern Arizona University, examines the results from a survey of 783 students in introductory geology classes that were surveyed at Northern Arizona University during the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. The survey evaluated the perceptions and attitudes toward the sciences that are offered as undergraduate degree programs: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, and Physics.
The survey results indicate that misperceptions exist regarding the field of geology. Geology was perceived to be low in prestige, low in difficulty and low-paying relative to biology, chemistry, and physics. In addition, geology occupations were perceived to pay less than studentsâ€™ minimum salary expectations. Student perceptions of prestige, difficulty and pay are significantly correlated, with students tending to associate higher pay with greater prestige and difficulty (Hoisch and Bowie, in press).
Read more about the survey results in Currents #36, and register for this Geoscience Currents Discussion webinar at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/currents.html.
This Geoscience Currents Discussion webinar will be on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 1:00-1:30 pm (US EDT). Participation in this webinar is free.
Geoscience Currents Discussion Webinar - Minorities, Temporary Residents, and Gender Parity in the GeosciencesWednesday, June 9th, 2010
Geoscience Currents Discussuion webinar: “Minorities, Temporary Residents, and Gender Parity in the Geosciences” has just been posted online at AGI’s GeoWebinar webpage.Â This Currents Discussion covers data from Geoscience Currents 30-35.
GeoConnection Webinar available online:
Geoscience Careers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
This webinar is part of the GeoConnection Careers series of webinars in which leaders from different employment sectors discuss prospects for careers for geoscientists in their field. There are many career opportunities for geoscientists at NOAA. Listen to this webinar to hear about the career paths of three NOAA scientists, and find out how to get your foot in the door. Following the panel presentations, you can listen to the open discussion period in which audience members from around the world to ask questions of the panelists.
Geoscience Currents #35: Underrepresented Minorities in Geoscience Occupations
Currents #35 takes a closer look at underrepresented minority participation in detailed geoscience occupations. Examination of detailed geoscience occupational data for 2006 reveals that the participation of underrepresented minorities varies greatly by job-type and race/ethnicity. Native American participation is greatest in natural sciences manager occupations (7.2%), African American participation is greatest in environmental engineering occupations (4.5%), and Hispanic participation is greatest in petroleum engineering (5.1%) occupations.Read more in Geoscience Currents #35. Read more in Geoscience Currents #35.
Currents Discussion Webinar: Minorities, Temporary Residents, and Gender Parity in the Geosciences
Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 1:00-2:00pm (US EDT)
Join us to discuss the latest set of Geoscience Currents data pertaining to the participation of minorities, temporary residents, and women in the geosciences. We will examine trends in degree conferral as well as trends in workforce diversity. Participation in this webinar is free. Visit AGI’s GeoWebinar webpage to register for this webinar.
Join us for our upcoming GeoWebinars! Participation is free.
May 10th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT: GeoConnection Webinar: Geoscience Careers at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
May 25th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT: Geoscience Currents Discussion: Minorities, Temporary Residents, and Gender Parity in the Geosciences
Visit our GeoWebinar page for more information and to register for these webinars.
Join us on March 2nd, 4-5pm US EST to listen to Leigh Freeman from Downing Teal, James Steel from HSBC Securities (USA), and Gavin Mudd from Monash University, Australia discuss future trends in the mining industry: from workforce supply and demand projections, the future in metals trading, and developments in sustainable mining practices. For more information about this webinar, including how to register, visit AGIâ€™s GeoWebinar webpage. Participation in AGIâ€™s GeoConnection webinars is free.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).