Welcome to EarthCube!

By: EarthCube Engagement Team When setting out to create fundamental change, you need a robust outreach strategy. Outreach and broader impacts across a broad spectrum of media has become an intrinsic part of any scientific endeavor. Early career researchers are showcasing their field work on Instagram, tweeting about social issues in academia, organizing events on… Read More Welcome to EarthCube!

Be a Mentor at GSA 2016: Supporting Future Leaders in the Geosciences

Mentorship is one of the most critical yet under-compensated aspects of the physical sciences. I came from the world of small oil and gas companies where the transfer of institutional knowledge and norms will be critical for continued safety and success through the “Great Shift Change,” but often becomes secondary to the pressing needs of… Read More Be a Mentor at GSA 2016: Supporting Future Leaders in the Geosciences

Policymakers and Scientists Discuss Federal Funding

Washington, D.C. – The federal government must robustly fund academia and engage with private industry to boost the nation’s economic competitiveness in science and technology, experts told policymakers during a congressional hearing. The hearing was an opportunity for members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to fine-tune policies for the long-awaited reauthorization… Read More Policymakers and Scientists Discuss Federal Funding

Combining Bison Conservation and Geoscience at the National Park Service

By Allison Mitchell, Wildlife Conservation Biology Assistant, Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Participant After I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I focused all my efforts on finding a job related to wildlife conservation. Never had I thought that the National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program would lead me to a wildlife position. I often… Read More Combining Bison Conservation and Geoscience at the National Park Service

New Bills Support Women in Science

Washington, D.C. – Two strongly bipartisan bills supporting women in science fields passed the House of Representatives on 22 March 2016. The “INSPIRE Women Act,” sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), calls on NASA to encourage young women and girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers and the “Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship… Read More New Bills Support Women in Science