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Building a diverse workforce and changing young lives By Angela Curtis At first glance, the two problems may seem unrelated: The geosciences are facing a growing labor shortage, and many talented high school students in underprivileged areas of Texas aren’t realizing their full potential. The Jackson School of Geosciences is addressing both issues with a…

Here’s a simple math problem: The demand for workers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) is growing, but the number of students going to college to study these fields is shrinking. On top of this looming workforce shortage, minorities are greatly underrepresented in STEM jobs. It doesn’t take a math degree to see…

“Geoscientists are needed to address societal needs more than ever, in the areas of energy, water, natural hazards, natural resources, climate, the environment, geological engineering and public policy,” said AAPG member Sharon Mosher, dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences and Farish chair and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. AAPG Explorer, April…

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