Useful Links

Careers in the Geosciences

American Geosciences Institute’s Geoscience Careers Information
http://www.agiweb.org/careers.html

Be A Geoscientist
http://beageo.com/

Careers in Geology
http://www.personal.kent.edu/~cschweit/Stark/whygeologymajor.htm

Geology.com’s page on Geology Jobs
http://geology.com/jobs.htm

Preparing for a Career in Petroleum Geology
http://archives.aapg.org/careers/jobs/preparing.html

Colorado Business Economic Outlook
http://www.colorado.edu/business/centers/business-research-division

Colorado Talent Pipeline
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cwdc/colorado-talent-pipeline-report

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Internships and Research Experience

GeoCorps
Paid short-term geoscience positions in National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands
http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/index.htm

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF-sponsored program providing great opportunities in a wide range of science and engineering fields
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp

US Geological Survey Internship Program
http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/studentinterns.html

RRCC Experiential Learning Resources
http://www.rrcc.edu/career-services/experiential-learning

Pathways to Science
also has information on scholarships
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

NREL Community College Internships
http://www.nrel.gov/education/suli.html

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Transfer and University Programs

Geology.com’s page on Geology Schools
List of 600+ college programs in geology, with links to the relevant department pages
http://geology.com/colleges.htm

U.S. News and World Report’s Ranking of best graduate programs in Geology
Use dropdown menu for additional lists for related fields
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/geology-rankings

Transferology
Information about degree programs, transfer, course equivalencies, etc. for many universities.
https://www.transfer.org/uselect/dashboard.htm

“The 15 Most Valuable College Majors” (Forbes, May 2012)
Geology is #7, Environmental Engineering is #4, Civil Engineering is #6, Petroleum Engineering is #9…
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/lmj45jgfi/the-college-majors-that-are-worth-it/

Affordable Environmental Science Degrees
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/environmental-science/

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General Geology Information

United States Geological Survey
Often the best place for reliable science information on a wide array of topics (mineral and water resources, earthquakes, volcanoes, river gauge data, topographic maps, etc.)
http://www.usgs.gov/

National Park Geologic Resources
http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/index.cfm

Google Earth Download & Information
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
http://www.iris.edu/hq/

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Colorado Geology

Colorado Geological Survey
http://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/

The Denver Gem and Mineral Show
http://www.denvermineralshow.com/

Colorado Mining Association
http://coloradomining.org/

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
http://cogcc.state.co.us/#/home

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Physical Geology:  Helpful Sites

Mineralogy Database
Mineral collecting, localities, photos, and data
http://www.mindat.org/

Topographic Maps Tutorial
http://geology.isu.edu/wapi/geostac/Field_Exercise/topomaps/topo_map.htm

Understanding Geologic Time
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/geotime/

GeoBlocks 3D
great structural geology lab resource
http://reynolds.asu.edu/blocks/home.htm

Visible Geology
great structural geology lab resource
http://app.visiblegeology.com/

Earth Revealed Video Series (scroll down and click on the a VoD symbol to watch an episode)
26 half-hour videos on a variety of geology topics – a little dated in style (made in 1992), but good info
http://www.learner.org/resources/series78.html?pop=yes&pid=318#

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Historical Geology:  Helpful Sites

Latest version of the Geologic Timescale from the International Commission on Stratigraphy
http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale

Beach and Shoreline Sands From Around the World
http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/sands/sandstitle.html

World Atlas of Sands
http://www.sand-atlas.com/en/

National Geologic Lexicon Database (online version)
http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/

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Energy Resources

Department of Energy
http://www.energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
http://www.nrel.gov/

Jobs in Energy fields from CollegeInColorado
https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Career_Planning/Explore_Careers/Energy/Whats_the_Deal.aspx

US Energy Information Administration
includes state-by-state information
http://www.eia.gov/

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/technology-areas-and-offices

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