Summer 2016 Geoscience Internships

This is a picture of me on my very first geology internship. It was the summer of 1998 and I was a Paleo Intern at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  I got to experience excavating, preparing, and cataloguing specimens. But what was most important was during that summer I met a PhD student that was…

Geologist Starter Pack Meme #GeoStarterPack

Right now the “Starter Pack” (also known as starter kit) meme is trending on social media.  It’s a visual representation of all the things you would need to get something done or to embody a certain kind of person.  They normally have 3-5 objects that would be required. They get REALLY funny. Some examples: It’s…

#GeologyPickupLines

This is the most magical thing I’ve ever stumbled upon on twitter. The twitter-gods have delivered! A special woman named @Elle_Heart (aka Anneka Thvndercvnt) started this ingenious (not igneous, yes I just dropped a geo-pun) hashtag in February 2012. And then a witty soul @AlexKummert brought it into 2014. So, let’s have some geo-FUN! I’m inviting…

Geosciences in the United States: The Stats

I’m sure most of you are wondering what this map of the United States of America is all about. You can see all the little rock hammers. But can you see the one little blue rock hammer inside? Well that lil blue rock hammer represents the 1% of all geoscientists that are black. That lil…

NPS + GSA + Diversity = Geological AWESOMENESS!! (Apply by 2-18-14)

Did I hear that correctly?! The National Parks Service and the Geological Society of America have teamed up to combat the lack of diversity? Yesssss! It’s true! This racial-gap-fighting-duo has come together and created Mosaics in Science, an 11-week internship during Summer 2014. Historically underrepresented undergraduates (or recent grads) between the ages of 17-25 can…

This is how black people feel at a GSA Conference

And…FYI this is also why I personally hate skiing or snowboarding.  Not because I don’t like the outdoors. The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a major center point for many geologists. Their regional and annual conferences are a great way to network and learn about new research. Everyone who’s anyone goes to GSA Conferences…

Call for videos!

Hello Friends! This initiative is focused on increasing diversity in the geosciences, and I would like your help. My initiative will be focusing on the major underrepresentation of blacks in geosciences. Why blacks? Only 2% of geoscience degrees are awarded to blacks, even though we make up 15% of the population. That has got to…