Chad Pritchard, Chair 
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Geoscientists study the Earth and our relationship to it. Earth is the greatest of all outdoor laboratories. It provides opportunities to observe natural processes in action. By applying knowledge of the forces that are constantly reshaping our planet, you can seek to reconstruct the past and anticipate the future. You can benefit society by understanding our planet and the life it sustains.  Employed in a wide spectrum of academic, industrial, and government positions, geoscientists can be found collecting samples from the moon, the ocean floor, and active lava flows. They discover and manage resources, consult on engineering and environmental issues, conduct research, teach, write, and use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to make positive change.