Job Fair Scheduled for Harrisburg

Posted 3 March: PCPG's inaugural student job fair will be held ahead of the Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, March 31 at Harrisburg Holiday Inn East, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA from 9:00 AM - Noon.

Geoscience department chairs at colleges and universities across the state are now being notified, and are asked to make sure students looking for internships, summer employment, or post-graduation employment try to attend the event.

The job fair can accommodate up to 15 employers, and the cost to reserve a table is $100 (Annual Meeting registration not included). Enrolled employers will have their logo appear on the PCPG Job Fair web page. 

Job seekers are asked to pre-register. Read more HERE.

DRBC Public Hearing and Business Meeting

Posted 3 March: The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has scheduled a hearing and business meeting on March 10 and 11 at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.  The hearing will begin at 1:30 PM on March 10 and the business meeting at 1:00 PM on March 11. The meeting agenda includes proposed water withdrawal requests and other administrative issues before the Commission. The public announcement for the meeting and agenda items can be obtained by clicking HERE.

Predicted Geoscientists Workforce Shortage

Posted January 6: A report published by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) predicts a future geoscientist workforce shortage. This assessment is based upon information collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), multiple AGI member societies, and AGI’s Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD). Based upon a projected increase in new jobs, the attrition rate of geoscientists leaving the work force (i.e., retiring), and the estimated number of graduates from colleges over the next ten years, the AGI has predicted an estimated a shortage of 135,000 geoscientists by 2022. To read more, click HERE.

Courses & Events

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DCNR Summer Environmental Careers Camp

Posted 3 March: Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp, DCNR Acting Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said.  For details telephone DCNR by dialing (717) 425-5330, or click HERE.

U.S. Geoscience Enrollment & Degrees are Strong

Posted 3 March: American Geosciences Institute reports that enrollments in U.S. geoscience programs remained robust during the 2013-2014 academic year.  In general, geoscience programs around the U.S. continue to report that they are at, or near, full capacity for students, especially at the graduate level. The continued growth likely reflects the strong employment outlook for the geosciences relative to the continued weak U.S. job market, though the drop in oil prices in late 2014 may impede some of that near-term growth.

2015 Brownfields Conference

The 2015 PA Brownfields Conference will be held at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center and adjoining Sheraton Hotel on May 13-15, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating 20 Years of the Land Recycling Program (signed into law by Governor Tom Ridge on May 19, 1995). Information regarding presentations, exhibitors, and sponsorships is available online HERE.

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