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Fall, 2007 AGU session: Building Geoscience Departments for the Future

The following abstracts are from presentations given in session ED34A at the fall, 2007 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Session Description:

The geosciences are facing a new future: global change and sustainability are becoming central in public discussions and policy debates. Our science is becoming increasingly sophisticated in the use of systems based predictive models at the same time that we are understanding the importance of biologic components of the Earth system and the critical information that is available in the planetary system. Our students are entering a global workforce that is shifting rapidly in its needs. This session showcased the ways in which geoscience departments are changing their programs, courses and other activities to meet this new future.


Learning from One Another: On-line Resources for Geoscience Departments (PowerPoint PRIVATE FILE 545kB Nov30 07)

Manduca, C, Macdonald, H, Feiss, G, Richardson, R, Ormand, C, (2007). Learning from One Another: On-line Resources for Geoscience Departments. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-01.

The Next Great Science

Hodges, K V, (2007) The Next Great Science. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-02.

Closing the Geoscience Talent Gap

Keane, C M, (2007) Closing the Geoscience Talent Gap. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-03.

One Employer's Viewpoint: What Does Our Future Geoscience Workforce Need to Do and Why Will Workforce Diversity Be Key?

Loudin, M G, Summa, L L, (2007) One Employer's Viewpoint: What Does Our Future Geoscience Workforce Need to Do and Why Will Workforce Diversity Be Key? Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-04.

Report on the Special JGE issue on Strengthening Diversity in the Geosciences (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 2.5MB Mar3 08)

Alexander, C J, Riggs, E, (2007) Report on the Special JGE issue on Strengthening Diversity in the Geosciences. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-05.

Are Geoscience Majors Well Prepared for the Science and Engineering Workforce?

Czujko, R, (2007) Are Geoscience Majors Well Prepared for the Science and Engineering Workforce? Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-06.

What Opportunities, When?: A Framework for Student Career Development

Macdonald, H, (2007) What Opportunities, When?: A Framework for Student Career Development. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-07.

Revitalizing Physics Departments: The Spin-UP Reports

Hehn, J G, Czujko, R, Hilborn, R, (2007) Revitalizing Physics Departments: The Spin-UP Reports. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED34A-08.