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Reflections on an interdisciplinary geoscience career

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C. Olson
C. Olson
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Economist, 14th and Independence, Washington, D.C., 20250, USA
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01 February 201824 April 2018

ABSTRACT

This is one of several chapters based on a themed oral session on “Women and Geology: Who Are We; Where Have We Come From; and Where Are We Going?” presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in 2015. In this chapter, I will attempt to describe why I chose geology as a profession, how it has influenced my career, and what I perceive to be major changes in the geoscience field and more broadly science in general. In addition, I will touch on what has and hasn’t changed and what needs to happen to effect change as well as some ideas with which we can all identify and perhaps make conscious decisions to improve upon. A few lessons learned are interspersed with the hope that some may be useful to those beginning their scientific careers. I chose a career in federal government research rather than academia and that has taken me to places I never would have dreamed possible. A few references are provided to underscore my remarks and personal opinions but in no way are they intended to provide a comprehensive review of the subjects discussed nor do they reflect the views of any federal agency.

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GSA Memoirs

Women and Geology: Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going?

Geological Society of America
Volume
214
ISBN electronic:
9780813782140

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