Austin Earth Science Week Career Day
On October 21, 2022, the Bureau of Economic Geology will host the Austin Earth Science Week Career Day for high school and middle school students. The goal of this educational outreach event is to connect research scientists and engineers with students and to promote careers in the multidisciplinary field of geosciences.
The Bureau of Economic Geology and its partners have hosted an Earth Science Career Day celebration for over twenty years. This effort is part of the national Earth Science Week initiative to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.
This year's Earth Science Week theme is "Earth Science for a Sustainable World” and emphasizes the essential role of Earth science in helping people make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet's ability to support thriving life.
At the Austin Earth Science Week Career Day, local STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals including geologists, geophysicists, engineers, data scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists, paleontologists, water conservation specialists, biologists, and engineers interact with students to build their awareness of geoscience career opportunities.
High-school and middle school students will experience a fun-filled day of learning from real-world professionals. The field trip will feature a visit to the Stoneburner Family Rock Garden, Austin Core Research Center, and Mineral, Rock, and Fossil Gallery all located at the University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Map
The Austin Earth Science Week Career Day is made possible by generous contributions from volunteers and financial and in-kind supporters. If you are interested in supporting the 2022 Austin Earth Science Week Career Day, please contact Linda Ruiz McCall via email or (512) 471-0320.