Past Event

Trends and Opportunities in Federal Earth Science Education and Workforce Training

September 17, 2012 - September 19, 2012

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

This workshop will:

1. Summarize the legislative authority for STEM education and training granted to federal agencies with substantial programs in earth science (excluding oceanic, atmospheric, and space science)

2. Examine recent earth science education programs with a research or training component, both formal and informal, in these federal agencies

3. Identify criteria for evaluating the success of earth science education and training programs and, using these criteria and the results of previous federal program evaluations, identify examples of successful programs in federal agencies

4. Determine what made these example programs successful (e.g., resources, themes, engagement activities, partnerships)

5. Summarize the knowledge and skills identified in recent NRC workforce reports that are needed by earth scientists in their careers

6. Describe ways that federal agencies can leverage their earth education and training efforts to improve their recruitment of a diverse population in both high school and college