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

Oral Session
Pardee Keynote Sessions
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly Theater Hall A

John Holbrook and Kevin Bohacs
8:00 AM
Anatomy of a Department Closure: When Workforce Needs and Administrative Priorities Meet the Worst Case Scenario
John Holbrook, The Univ of Texas at Arlington; Gary Lowell, The Univ of Texas at Arlington
8:15 AM
Supply and Demand Vectors of the Next Generation of Geoscientists
Christopher M. Keane, American Geological Institute
8:30 AM
The 21st Century Geoscience Workforce: Global Opportunities and Challenges in the Energy Industry
Lori L. Summa, ExxonMobil Exploration Company; Michael G. Loudin, ExxonMobil Exploration Co
8:45 AM
Cultivating the Next Generation Geoscience Workforce: The View from NSF
Jill Karsten, National Science Foundation; Lina C. Patino, National Science Foundation
9:15 AM
The Academic Dimension of a Geoscience Workforce Crisis
P. Geoffrey Feiss, College of William and Mary
9:30 AM
Consulting Engineering Geology Workforce Crisis: Making Do and Limiting Liability
Jeffrey R. Keaton, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc; Rosalind Munro, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc
10:00 AM
The Future GeoEnvironmental Workforce - Will There Be Enough Talent?
Richard M. Powers, PG, BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc
10:15 AM
Geoscience Departments and the Workforce: Bringing Together Student Interests and Industry Needs
Cathryn A. Manduca, Carleton College; R. Heather Macdonald, College William & Mary; P. Geoffrey Feiss, College of William and Mary; Randall M. Richardson, University of Arizona; Timothy J. Bralower, Pennsylvania State University; Carolyn H. Eyles, McMaster University; Carol J. Ormand, Carleton College
10:45 AM
Perspectives on the Future Unconventional Geoscience Workforce
Charles G. Groat, The University of Texas at Austin
11:00 AM
Panel Discussion