Tomorrow’s geoscience careers will be unrecognisable from today's
Geoscience’s associations with the oil and gas industry have made it less desirable in an age where young people want to have a positive impact on the climate. At the same time, the rate of transition away from these areas will make the field unrecognisable by the middle of most of their careers. How do you go about inspiring a new generation of young geoscientists?
University outreach all too often advertises these subjects through lectures and presentations that fail to spark the imagination of young people or engage deeply with issues that are most relevant today. Working with researchers at the Imperial college Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, we set out to explore how to give young people agency over their futures, and to understand how to make geoscience resonate to them.