Austin ESW Virtual Tour of Career Day Fair
Bureau of Economic Geology

October 10, 2000


Bureau Director Scott Tinker presents keynote address and Earth Science Week proclamation from Governor Bush and President Clinton.
Dr. Tinker discusses the importance of Earth Science in our daily lives. 
Carol Knepp, Executive Director of Wild Basin, presents Cynthia Kidd, from the Austin Public Library, with a check for $1,000 to purchase earth science books.
Carol presents Dr. Tinker with a plaque for supporting Earth Science Week.
Dr. Tim Rowe, Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology at UT Austin Geology Department, talks about "How to Catch a Dinosaur."
Dr. Sue Hovorka, Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, prepares the students for their adventure into 3-D virtual reality.
Dr. Robert Mace, Hydrogeologist at the Texas Water Development Board, answers questions about groundwater modeling.
Scientists from the Institute for Geophysics discuss and answer questions about "Women in Marine Science."
Carol talks to students about her job as a professional science educator at Wild Basin.
Susan Wall, Professional Educator at COA Watershed Protection Department, talks to the students about watershed issues in Austin.
Brent Lyles, Texas Memorial Museum, explains the role of a science curator at a museum.
Janice Sturrock, Professional Educator at Austin Nature and Science Center, discusses the different species that reside in Barton Creek.
Earth Science professionals from Texas Department of Transportation give the students a demonstration of how they use GPS in their work.
Margaret Baguio from The Texas Space Grant Consortium performs space experiments for the students. 
Doug Sasson, Geologist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, demonstrates using a drill rig to take rock cores.
Dr. Mark Helper, Geologist and Senior Instructor, and Dennis Dunn, Geologist, both from the UT Geology Department, demonstrate faceting and polishing gemstones.
Troy Kimmel, Meteorologist at KEYE Channel 42 and Instructor at UT Geography Department, shows the tools of his trade to students and teachers.
The students enjoy touring the Schlumberger logging truck. Sensors from the truck are sent down a well borehole that gather data on the rock properties in the subsurface. Earth science engineers then determine if the rocks possess the properties favorable for the presence of oil and/or gas production.