Four reasons why the ESF supports geoscience students

Four reasons why the ESF supports geoscience students

24 Januari 2019

In 2019 the EAGE Student Fund will continue to work on bringing
geoscience students together to prepare them for the geo-scientific
challenges of tomorrow.

Still early on in the new year, we collected four main reasons why the ESF
supports the international geoscience student community and what we do
to get there, plus one way how you can help.

Global challenges require global communities

Whether it is access energy, urbanisation, prevention of natural hazards or
climate change, geoscientists play an important role in identifying and
tackling these challenges. Issues often do not merely affect individual cities,
regions or countries, but require an international scope to be tackled
effectively.

The ESF therefore facilitates programmes to stimulate international
interaction and knowledge sharing. This includes support for student
chapters, international conference participation and participation in our
geoscientific competitions.

Opportunities for all

To build strong international communities, one needs access to academic
resources. Many of today’s geological and geophysical challenges relate to
the global South, where students may have fewer academic resources
available.

ESF supports activities to increase information. Through our webinar
programme and Student Membership grants we want to open up
geoscientific publications and abstracts to students worldwide.

Skills to excel

In addition to academic excellence the ESF strives to provide Earth Science
student with useful skills not directly gained in the classroom itself.

The ESF helps student to gain practical by support field work, supports
student chapters with their own events and conferences and stimulates
cross-disciplinary cooperation through the Laurie Dake Challenge and
Geo-Quiz.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Through the Student Lecture Tours, the ESF supports further growth by
organising dedicated tours around specialised knowledge of discipline,
taught by an industry or academic expert. Over the years, SLT lecturers
have visited universities across the globe to pass their knowledge on to the
next generation of geoscientists.

How you can contribute

The ESF cannot fulfil its mission without the support of our funders. We
would therefore like to thank our company and individual funders for
their generous donations in 2018.

If you want to contribute, please consider to make a one-time donation or
donate your knowledge and time as a volunteer. If you would like to learn
more about giving back to the geoscience student community in a different
way, please do get in touch.

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