2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 121
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

P5. Perspectives on an Emerging Workforce Crisis in Geology: Assessing a Looming Irony

All GSA Divisions


John Holbrook and Kevin Bohacs, Conveners
Paper #
Start Time
8:00 AM
Anatomy of a Department Closure: When Workforce Needs and Administrative Priorities Meet the Worst Case Scenario
HOLBROOK, John and LOWELL, Gary, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Univ of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0049, holbrook@uta.edu, holbrook@uta.edu
8:15 AM
Supply and Demand Vectors of the Next Generation of Geoscientists
KEANE, Christopher M., American Geosciences Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, keane@agiweb.org, keane@agiweb.org
8:30 AM
The 21st Century Geoscience Workforce: Global Opportunities and Challenges in the Energy Industry
SUMMA, Lori L., Supervisor, Global Geoscience Recruiting, ExxonMobil Exploration Company, PO Box 4778, Houston, TX 77210-4778 and LOUDIN, Michael G., Manager, Global Geoscience Recruiting & Development, ExxonMobil Exploration Co, 233 Benmar Dr, Houston, TX 77060, lori.l.summa@exxonmobil.com, lori.l.summa@exxonmobil.com
8:45 AM
Cultivating the Next Generation Geoscience Workforce: The View from NSF
KARSTEN, Jill and PATINO, Lina C., Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230, jkarsten@nsf.gov, jkarsten@nsf.gov
9:00 AM
Perspectives on An Emerging Workforce Crisis in Geology: Assessing a Looming Irony – the Mining Perspective: Carpe Diem
FREEMAN, Leigh W., General Manager, Downing Teal Inc, 650 S Cherry Street, Suite 525, Denver, CO 80246, LFreeman@downingteal.com, LFreeman@downingteal.com
9:15 AM
The Academic Dimension of a Geoscience Workforce Crisis
FEISS, P. Geoffrey, Office of the Provost, College of William and Mary, The Brafferton, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23185, pgfeis@wm.edu, pgfeis@wm.edu
9:30 AM
Consulting Engineering Geology Workforce Crisis: Making Do and Limiting Liability
KEATON, Jeffrey R. and MUNRO, Rosalind, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc, 5628 E Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90040, rmunro@mactec.com, rmunro@mactec.com
9:45 AM
Thoughts on the Future of Higher Education In Public Research Institutions, with Particular Reference to the Rocky Mountain West
PARRISH, Judith Totman, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ of Idaho, P.O. Box 443022, Moscow, ID 83844, jparrish@uidaho.edu, jparrish@uidaho.edu
10:00 AM
The Future GeoEnvironmental Workforce - Will There Be Enough Talent?
POWERS, Richard M., BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc, PO Box 5467, Lakeland, FL 33807-5467, rpowers@bcieng.com, rpowers@bcieng.com
10:15 AM
Geoscience Departments and the Workforce: Bringing Together Student Interests and Industry Needs
MANDUCA, Cathryn A., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057, MACDONALD, R. Heather, College William & Mary, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, FEISS, P. Geoffrey, Office of the Provost, College of William and Mary, The Brafferton, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23185, RICHARDSON, Randall M., Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0077, BRALOWER, Timothy J., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 503 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, EYLES, Carolyn H., Integrated Science Program & School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada and ORMAND, Carol J., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057, cmanduca@carleton.edu, cmanduca@carleton.edu
10:30 AM
Career Paths for the 21st Century Geoscientist - Petroleum Industry Trends, Technologies and Challenges
YEILDING, Cindy, BP, 200 WestLake Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77079-2604, cindy.yeilding@bp.com, cindy.yeilding@bp.com
10:45 AM
Perspectives on the Future Unconventional Geoscience Workforce
GROAT, Charles G., Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1100, Austin, TX 78712-0254, cgroat@jsg.utexas.edu, cgroat@jsg.utexas.edu
11:00 AM
Panel Discussion