Make a significant impact on our planet's future.
Explore structures and processes below the Earth's surface. Apply your understanding in a wide array of fields. Predict and mitigate natural hazards, like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Engage in resource exploration, water management, and urban planning. Geophysics extends its reach to planetary exploration and environmental conservation. Pursue a career in glaciology, archaeology, and even forensic investigation.
We face many global challenges. Among them are climate change and the growing demand for renewable energy sources. Contributions of applied geophysicists are essential. They are active in developing and implementing innovative solutions. Applied geophysicists address carbon storage, renewable energy projects, and efficient water resource management.
Specialty areas in geophysics include the following:
- Natural hazards detection, prevention, and mitigation
- Environmental protection and renewable energy
- Infrastructure planning and safety assessment
- Contamination monitoring and assessment
- Natural resource exploration and extraction
- Planetary exploration
Tomorrow Needs Geoscientists with Applied Critical Thinking
Unravel the mysteries of our natural world. Daily tasks of geophysicists involve venturing into the field to collect valuable data. The data are meticulously analyzed in the laboratory to derive meaningful insights. Stand at the foot of a volcano. Harness the power of computer modeling and satellite data. Survey the vast ocean or explore oil-rich terrain. The geoscientist's journey is a diverse and ever-evolving one.
In this dynamic field, adaptability is key. Geoscientists thrive in a variety of settings and working conditions. They are able to piece together a comprehensive understanding of a field site. Often they have only limited data. It's a discipline that demands robust critical-thinking skills.
Prepare to be part of this exciting journey. We can empower you with applied critical thinking skills. Your skills are essential for shaping the future of geoscience.
Brendan Harville at the Space Grant Consortium Annual Conference
I met, connected, and collaborated with many admirable and inspiring peers and mentors for which I am truly grateful for. Special experiences like these are what invigorate and propel students like me toward future goals and aspirations.