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The World Needs More Geoscience: Recruiting the Next Generation of Geoscientists

Dr. Kelly Lazar, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Clemson University
Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom




This is a hybrid event, if you are unable to join us in person please join via zoom. 

Meeting ID: 997 2477 2096

Note: A password is required to join this meeting. Please call the Geology office (706-542-2652) and speak with a representative to obtain the code. Alternatively, a code request can be made to UGA Geology.



Geoscientists are a critical piece of the puzzle needed to address the world’s most complex global challenges, yet it is likely that many geoscience jobs will go unfilled as the numbers of geoscience graduates are not able to replace a retiring workforce. It is more important now than ever to increase the numbers of students that we bring into our lecture halls, set up in our labs, and take out to outcrops. Considering new ways of not only teaching geoscience concepts but cultivating geoscience interest is likely the first step in increasing the number of undergraduate students finding their way onto geoscience pathways. Field experiences, both virtual and traditional, may be one method for allowing students to explore the world around them and support the growth of geoscience interest. The impact of these experiences, drawing from sample sizes of 4 to 1600, will be explored to better understand how we may recruit the next generation of geoscientists.


Host: Rob Hawman

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