Program (Subject to change)

8:00-8:25 Welcome, goals and introductions

8:25-8:50 Importance and Challenges

  • Why is this topic important for us and the profession?
  • What are the challenges to improving career preparation on your campus?

8:50-10:00 Careers in the Geosciences: What can be done with associates and bachelors degrees?

  • Careers In the Geosciences (PowerPoint 14.8MB Dec2 12) - Bob Blodgett, Austin Community College
  • Employer Panel followed by table discussions
    • Jerald (Boo) Robinson, Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey Charlotte Field Office
USGS Hydrologic Technician (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.4MB Dec2 12)
    • James (Jim) Conrad, Faculty Adviser for the UNC-Charlotte Marine Technology Society Student Section and professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Technology in Geosciences (PowerPoint 2.5MB Dec2 12)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Transfer Bridge Programs

11:00-12:00 Strategies that Work -What can we do in our classes? In extracurricular activities?

12:00-1:00 Lunch - Idea sharing and discussion: What do YOU want to do?

1:00-1:45 2YC Workforce Programs -Panel followed byQ and A open discussion

Overview (PowerPoint 415kB Dec2 12) - Bob Blodgett, Austin Community College

  • Ben Wolfe, Energy Technology program at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City
Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 985kB Dec2 12)
  • Shelley Jaye, Physical Science Technology program at Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale
Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 369kB Dec2 12)
  • Katayoun (Katti) Mobasher, Geographic Information Science program at Gainesville State College
Presentation (PowerPoint 1.9MB Dec2 12)

1:45-2:20Helping Students Become Professional Geoscientists - the ASBOG Examination, Licensing and Certification

  • Jonathan (Jon) H. Goodwin, Chairperson of the Illinois Board of Licensing for Professional Geologists and retired geologist with the Illinois State Geological Survey
Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 303kB Dec2 12)

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:10 Creating Individual Action Plans

3:10-3:40 Addressing the Challenges

3:40-4:00 Reflections, Concluding Remarks, and Evaluations

Complete the GSA evaluation

Complete the SAGE 2YC evaluation