Initial Publication Date: March 1, 2013

Workshop Participants, Employer Representatives and Planning Team

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Accepted Participants

Deborah Bathke, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Essay: Preparing Students for Careers in the Atmospheric Sciences
Program: Meteorology-Climatology

Sen Chiao, San Jose State University

Essay: Preparing the Next Generation of Atmospheric Scientists
Program: Meteorology and Climate Science

Geoffrey Cook, University of California-San Diego

Essay: A growing major in Earth Sciences at UCSD
Program: Earth Sciences

Petra Dekens, San Francisco State University

David Douglass, Pasadena City College

Essay: 85 years of Geosciences at Pasadena City College
Program: Associate of Arts Degree in Geology

Bill Easterling, Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Richard L. (Rick) Ford, Weber State University

Essay: A Non-Traditional Geoscience Degree for Non-Traditional Students: Applied Environmental Geosciences at Weber State UniversityProgram: Applied Environmental Geosciences

John Heinrichs, Fort Hays State University

Essay: Development of student skills and employment by graduates of the FHSU BS Geology program
Program: Geology

Douglas Howard, US Geological Survey and Georgetown University

Essay: Workforce Preparation as a STEM educational component of the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
Program: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
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Shelley Jaye, Northern Virginia Community College

Essays: Preparing STEM Educators and Training the Future Geoscience Workforce at the 2YC
Program: Associate of Applied Science in Geoscience Technology

Benjamin Laabs, SUNY Geneseo

Essay: Geological Sciences at SUNY Geneseo and the Challenge of Balancing Breadth, Depth and Growing Enrollment
Program: Geology, Geophysics, or Geochemistry

Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary

Essay: Preparing the College of William & Mary's Geology Students for Careers
Program: Department of Geology

Kate Miller, Texas A&M University

Essay: Workforce Preparation at Texas A&M's Geosciences Programs
Program: Geology and Geophysics, Geosciences Environmental Studies, Geography and Meteorology

Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman

Essay: An Earth Science Curriculum By Design
Program: Department of Earth Sciences

Anna Nesbitt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program: Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability

Lina Patino, National Science Foundation

Megan Pickard, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Essay: Transitioning Undergraduates from Students to Geoscientists for Successful Employment
Program: Geology

Phyllis Pouyat-Thibodeau, Associate Director of Career & Professional Development Programs at the Robert H Smith School of Business
Essay: Next Generation Career Competencies via Interdisciplinary Professional Projects
Program: Next Generation Leadership for a Sustainable Future

Matthew Powell, Juniata College

Essay: Geology program at Juniata College
Program: Geology program at Juniata College

C. Renee Rohs, Northwest Missouri State University

Essay: Preparing Students for Careers in Geology at NWMSU
Program: B.S. Geology: General, B.S. Geology: Environmental, B.S.Ed. Unified Science Earth Science

Nels Shirer, Associate Dean of Education, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Chris Sinton, Ithaca College

Essay: A Summary of Career Preparation for Ithaca College Environmental Students
Program: Environmental Science B.S.

Edmond van Hees, Wayne State University

Workforce Preparation of Geology and Environmental Science Majors at a Large Urban University

Daniel Vaughn, Vincennes University

Essay: Geosciences at Vincennes University
Program: AS Transfer program in Geosciences

Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

Essay: Boise State University's Preparation of Undergraduates for Geoscience Careers
Program: Undergraduate Geoscience Programs at Boise State University

Employer Representatives

Rick Abegg, Staff Geologist, Chevron - Pittsburgh

Roger Bezdek, President, Management Information Services

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Terri Bowers, President, Gradient Consulting

Employer Profile

Rebecca Dodge, Associate Professor of Geosciences, Midwestern State University

Essay: Geosciences program at Midwestern State University

David H. Dombek, Expert Senior Meteorologist and Forecaster Hiring Coordinator, AccuWeather, Inc.

Employer Profile

Gerald Fine, Professor of Practice and Director of the Engineering Product Innovation Center, Boston University

Essay: The Geosciences and a Career in Business

Marshall Moss, Head of Forecasting, AccuWeather, Inc.

Craig M. Schiffries, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Rick Wardrop, GES

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Workshop Planning Team

Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Tim Bralower
, Pennsylvania State University
David Blockstein
, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, National Council for Science and the Environment
David Schejbal, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Carolyn Wilson, American Geosciences Institute
Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Molly Kent
, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College