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Supernovas: it is time for women to shine!

Supernovas: it is time for women to shine!

A contribution by Ana Alcaine, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food A supernova is the explosion of a star, that results in sudden great increase in brightness. We believe that now is the time for women to shine in deeptech entrepreneurship...

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Learning from the ground: Why geosciences matter for future generations

Learning from the ground: Why geosciences matter for future generations

The basic aim of this conference is to emphasise the importance of geosciences for future generations. Topics which have high relevance and interest nowadays will be discussed and the gender aspects of geo-professions will also be touched on.
The conference welcomes school students, educators, policy makers, media representatives and anybody else interested in Earth sciences. Please note that this is a physical event which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 6 October 2022.

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A Brief History of Mining in Romania

A Brief History of Mining in Romania

A contribution by Dr. Elena-Luisa Iatan, National Association of Professionals in Geology and Mining, Romania Minerals and rocks stand at the foundation of human society. The International Mineralogical Association officially recognizes nearly 5,700 mineral species on...

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Interview with first place winner Defne Işik

Interview with first place winner Defne Işik

The first place of the ENGIE photo contest has been won by young contestant Defne Işik from the METU GV Private Denizli School (ODTÜ GV Özel Denizli Okulları). Her photo, Balonlar (see picture below), managed to stand out amongst a swarm of astounding photos and win...

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Photo contest – And the winner is…

Photo contest – And the winner is…

Here we are (almost) at the end of this exquisite journey (do not forget the prizes!). The #photocontest provided a unique opportunity for teenagers aged between 13 and 18 to showcase their photography talent with respect to Geoscience. Over 135 submissions were...

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GEAS: Women who study the Earth

With GEAS: Women who study the Earth (‘Mujeres que estudian la Tierra’ in Spanish), we will travel through time to give voices to 12 women geologists of different times, historical contexts and nationalities, but all with something in common: they made an indelible mark on the strata of our knowledge. These twelve women challenged the society of their time to advance along the difficult and demanding path of science.

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Advisory Board member Chris King passed away

The ENGIE team is deeply saddened by the loss of our Advisory Board member, Professor Chris King who passed away on 17 February 2022.
Chris was an outstanding science communicator and introduced innovative methods to teaching geosciences in an attractive and passionate way.
We are grateful for all the advice Chris offered to our project and express our deepest condolences to his family.

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Interview with Maria Jimenez, geologist, at Isla de La Palma

Interview with Maria Jimenez, geologist, at Isla de La Palma

This interview was recorded at the beginning of October 2021, two weeks into the ongoing ‘Cumbre Vieja’ volcano eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma. We had a chance to talk to one of the field geologists, Maria Jiménez Mejías, who were present on-site at the time. We asked her a few questions related to her profession and the actual work she was carrying out at the moment.

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Meet some of the Geoscientists who volunteer at Women in Mining UK

The geoscientists featured in this article are volunteers at WIM UK and represent a snapshot of the many geological careers available in mining. These women share their stories of why they became geoscientists, what they do day to day in their jobs, and how geoscientists are key in making sure mining companies can produce the necessary metals and minerals that the world needs.

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Co pro mě znamená geologie

Co pro mě znamená geologie

O minerály a horniny jsem se zajímala už jako dítě. Myslím, že k tomuto zájmu mě podnítil můj otec, kterého jsem měla velice ráda a který si se mnou hodně povídal a formoval mou osobnost. Při hře na písku jsem si všimla, že kamínky (byly to křemeny) jsou bílé, modré, růžové a šedé. Chtěla jsem vědět, proč mají různou barvu. Nikdo kolem mě, ani tatínek, nevěděl. Možná tehdy mi řekl: „Když se budeš dobře učit, určitě se to dozvíš a pak mi to řekneš!“ Na zahradě tekl potok a po velké vodě zůstala obnažená jedna stěna koryta. Byla v ní tenká vrstvička bílého jílu. A zas tatínek mi řekl, abych ji i zkusila „vytěžit“, že si z ní můžu vymodelovat třeba mističku a on ji dá vypálit do kamen. Mistička samozřejmě při „vypalování“ praskla – dnes už vím, proč. V potoce jsme také s bratrancem zkoušeli rýžovat zlato. Žádné tam nebylo a není ani dnes. Ale rýžovali jsme!

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Geological Walk through the City of Zagreb (Croatia)

Geological Walk through the City of Zagreb (Croatia)

After reading the article about the decorativity of natural building stones from Croatia in the previous number of the ENGIE Magazine, you must be interested in some more information about these beautiful stone types. So, we will take you to Zagreb, Croatia…

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