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Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE); training for our future geoscientists

W. Scott Baldridge, Paul A. Bedrosian, Shawn Biehler, Lawrence W. Braile, John F. Ferguson, Matthew Folsom, George R. Jiracek, Shari A. Kelley, Darcy K. McPhee, Louise Pellerin and Catherine M. Snelson
Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE); training for our future geoscientists (in Education in the geosciences, Lisa Buckner (prefacer) and Susan Webb (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (October 2015) 34 (10): 1214-1219


Energy and natural resources are crucial to the sustainability of worldwide economies, security, and overall well-being. However, the future workforce in the energy and natural-resources sector is at risk, and meeting the challenges of this dwindling workforce requires well-educated geoscientists in exploration and applied geophysics and related geoscience and technology disciplines. Programs such as geophysical field courses that are supported by SEG and industry, in partnership with academic institutions and government laboratories, are important approaches to maintaining and enhancing expertise in exploration geophysics. One example of a geophysical field course devoted to educating our future workforce is the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE), a four-week program based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, designed to actively engage students in all phases of applied geophysical research. SAGE is a unique educational experience that combines teaching and research as a partnership among universities, industry, government agencies, and professional societies. SAGE teaches the principles and applications of refraction and reflection seismology, magnetics, gravity, GPS, heat flow, several electromagnetic (EM) methods, and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in a field-based, hands-on setting. More than 850 students and qualified professionals have attended SAGE, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in academia, industry, and government. SAGE students are exposed to the exciting challenges that face earth scientists today, and they develop skills that are necessary to address the world's growing energy demands. Examples of SAGE research projects include mapping archaeological sites and tectonic structure and investigating water and geothermal resources in the Rio Grande rift.

ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE); training for our future geoscientists
Title: Education in the geosciences
Affiliation: Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Pages: 1214-1219
Published: 201510
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 12
Accession Number: 2016-005449
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch map
Secondary Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, USA, United StatesUniversity of California-Riverside, USA, United StatesPurdue University, USA, United StatesUniversity of Texas-Dallas, USA, United StatesNew Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA, United StatesSan Diego State University, USA, United StatesNew Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, USA, United StatesGreen Geophysics, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201603
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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