What image does the word "archaeologist" bring to mind? An aged professor proving over dusty volumes of technical notes? Or Indiana Jones, sweeping through an ancient temple to uncover a lost relic? The truth is, real-life archaeologists are a little of both: intrepid adventurers and technical researchers. They work with shovels and picks, as well . . .
You've always wondered how the world works. Why star patterns change throughout the year. Or how trees change their colors in the Fall. Or perhaps, what would happen if everyone on Earth jumped up and landed at the same time. This scientific impulse -- to question how the world works, and proceed to find answers . . .
Beneath the Earth’s surface, there are valuable deposits of minerals, metals, oil, natural gas and other resources. Mining engineers, geological engineers and mining safety engineers all play a part in finding and extracting those resources. In the highest paying mining and geological engineering jobs, wages can top $160,000, while salaries for the least lucrative positions . . .
As you explore different engineering programs, trying to decide which major is the best fit for you, you might wonder how agricultural engineering and environmental engineering compare. Both branches of engineering are likely to appeal to students who are outdoorsy as well as creative, curious and resourceful. However, both the curricula that makes up these . . .
Overview As a child you may have enjoyed playing in the dirt and mud. Well, now you can make it your vocation! It's referred to as soil science. This is the science of dealing with soils as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification, and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and . . .
Overview Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe: extraterrestrial life and life on Earth. This interdisciplinary field encompasses the search for habitable environments in our solar system and habitable planets outside our solar system, the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry, laboratory and field research into the origins and early evolution . . .
Overview Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. A sampling of these processes are: landslides, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. Respectively, each process involves a specialty: structural geology, hydrology, geophysics, and volcanology. Is this a good career . . .
Students can earn a master's degree at a number of different colleges and universities found across the globe. In order to take part in a master's degree program, a student will first need to obtain a bachelor's degree. What is a Master's Degree? Earning a bachelor's degree takes about four years. Earning a master's degree . . .