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January 26, 2022

Workshop: Geoscience Career Ambassador Training

Submitted by Karin Goldberg

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The first Geoscience Career Ambassador Training, or GeoCAT, Workshop will be June 21-25 at the Morris Family Multicultural Center on the Manhattan campus. It will focus on familiarizing educators and youth volunteers with the diverse and exciting array of careers available in the geosciences through the wide range of industries that depend heavily on Earth resources and their effective management.

The aim of the GeoCAT program is to support particularly underrepresented students find pathways into the geosciences to build the strong geoscience workforce needed to tackle society’s most challenging problems, e.g., environmental issues, resource needs, climate change, etc.

In preparation for the workshop, webinars will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, from February through March. The webinar theme is "The Earth needs you! Discovering the role of geoscientists and their career pathways." The webinars will feature geoscientists who work in different fields, illustrating the types of jobs one can have with a degree in geosciences. The GeoCAT workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant ICER-1911590 GP-IMPACT: GeoCAT Workshop: Geoscience Careers Ambassador Training Workshop, which will provide participant support to attend the workshop.

For more information or to apply, visit k-state.edu/geocat/ or contact geocat@k-state.edu.