Special week draws attention to geology

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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2012 11:45 pm

Gov. Jay Nixon sent out a news release drawing attention to the fact that this is Earth Science Week. Given the shortage of geologists, it appears that earth sciences need all the attention they can get.

“Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences” is the theme of this year’s Earth Science Week, according to the news release. And there are plenty of careers to be had for students of geology. Northwest Missouri State University’s geology program places up to 95 percent of its geology graduates within six months of commencement.

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