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Volume 27 Issue 9 (September 2017)

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Meeting Changing Workforce Needs in Geoscience with New Thinking about Undergraduate Education

Lori Summa1*, Christopher Keane2, Sharon Mosher3

1 Rice University, Earth Sciences, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
2 American Geosciences Institute, Washington, D.C. 22302
3 The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

What enables a geoscience undergraduate to be successful in the workforce? This is the core question for an NSF-sponsored effort to develop a community vision for undergraduate geoscience education.

Two immediate trends impacting the geosciences have motivated this effort.
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* Retired from ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Senior Technical Consultant.

Manuscript received 2 Apr. 2017; Manuscript accepted 20 Apr. 2017; Posted online: 22 June 2017

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