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The Role of Departments in Preparing Future Geoscience Professionals

January 10-12, 2007
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA


Note: this workshop has already taken place. You can read this brief summary or go to the workshop program page, with links to presentations and additional resources.

Application Deadline: November 14, 2006


Photo by Tim Vick. Image shows members of the Carleton College Geology Department during the Spring 2006 Department Field Trip to Missouri.

The goal of this workshop was to improve the ability of departments to prepare geoscience students for professional careers including traditional roles in academia, government research, industry, and teaching, as well as opportunities in business, law, public service, and elsewhere.

The workshop brought together faculty leaders, chairs, and other campus administrators to discuss strategies that have been effective on their own campuses, to develop new ideas to strengthen their programs, and to develop recommendations regarding the critical elements in preparing future geoscience professionals.

Workshop Conveners

Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College


This workshop is a part of the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project. For more information on the aims and scope of the project, please see the About this Project page.

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