Webinar: Mary Anning and other inspiring female geoscientists
‘Mary Anning and other inspiring female geoscientists’ will take place on 8 November 2022, 16:30-17:30 CET (Brussels time).
Eva Hartai nominated for the EIT Women Leadership Award
EIT RawMaterials nominated ENGIE coordinator Eva Hartai for the EIT Women Leadership Award
ENGIE movie in the Official Selection of the Earth Futures Festival
The movie ‘ENGIE: Why are geosciences important for society?' has been selected to be included within the Earth Futures Festival 2022 as part of its Official Selection. This means that the movie has been chosen as one of the top 50 films out of the 972 films submitted...
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...
Visiting Kiruna – the largest iron ore mine in the World
A contribution by Iva Kolenković Močilac and Ana Maričić On June 10th, 2022, after spending three days in the beautiful Luleå we took an afternoon train to Kiruna, the northernmost town in Kingdom of Sweden, located at the north of the Arctic circle. The journey...
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.
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...
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...
Fiona Watters video on geospatial science available in 15 European languages
As part of the ENGIE project activities, eight female role models in the field of geoscience recorded short videos in which they introduced themselves and shared some details about their professional experience and why they chose a career path in geoscience. The...
ENGIE project at the heart of the European Researchers’ Night
A contribution by Adrienn Cseko As a part of the tasks within Work Package 2, the ENGIE Linked Third Parties organize a special activity within the European Researchers’ Nights of Europe with the objective of making visible the many jobs available within the...
Vanda Kochansky-Devidé – Fossil world under the microscope
A contribution by Ana Maričić & Karmen Fio Firi Vanda Kochansky-Dévidé was born in Zagreb, the Capital of Croatia, on April 10th, 1915. She was a geologist and paleontologist whose work on microfossils helped develop micropaleontology, which was, in her time, a...
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...
Photo contest: top ten photos have finally been revealed!
About two weeks ago, we had the opportunity to publish breathtaking photos on Instagram submitted by the participants of the ENGIE project's #photocontest. Once again, we would like to thank all the participants for their contribution to the #photocontest. The voting...
Votes for the ENGIE project’s photo contest are now open!
The votes for the ENGIE Project’s #photocontest are now open! From today till tomorrow we will be publishing the photos of all the participants of the ENGIE project’s #photocontest, on Instagram! We thank all the participants for their contribution and for submitting...
Ana Alencoão and Elisa Preto Gomes: hand in hand for the dissemination of Geology
A contribution by Mónica Sousa, Associação Portuguesa de Geólogos Ana Alencoão and Elisa Preto Gomes started working at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Vila Real, on the same day, in 1985. Since then, the friendship between the two geologists...
Aswatha Biju: the awardee of the 2022 Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
Aswatha Biju is one of the world’s youngest palaeontologists. She has won the second prize of the ENGIE project’s video contest organised in 2020 and has recently obtained the Rashtriya Bal Puraskar award 2022 from the Government of India for her extraordinary...
Webinar: The Whispers of Mary Anning and Other Women Geologists
Webinar: The Whispers of Mary Anning and Other Pioneer Women Geologistshere are stories that we do not find in any official history and that can only be liberated by listening closely and paying attention to the whispers of women. Rosa Montero ‘The Whispers of...
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.
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.
GEOSOLIDARITY WITH LA PALMA : Let’s help all the victims rebuild what they need the most
A contribution by Cristina Sapalski, ICOG and Geologos del Mundo The eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja, which occurred between 19 September and 13 December 2021, caused extensive damage on the Canarian island of La Palma: more than 300 earthquakes registered in 24...
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.
A virtual fieldtrip to Zrinski Mine, Medevdnica Mt., Croatia
Croatia’s capital Zagreb is situated on the slopes of the Medvednica Mountain, a beautiful nature park that hides many treasures. One of those treasures is Zrinski mine, today open as touristic attraction.
ENGIE Methodology Course for science teachers
Use our free resources to teach geology-related topics in your class!
ENGIE webinar on the geoscience methodology course for teachers
ENGIE webinar on the geoscience methodology course for teachersOn 24 November 2021, the ENGIE project is organising a webinar to present the Geoscience Methodology Course for Teachers. The webinar is scheduled for 17:00 – 18:00 CET (Brussels time). Earth science or...
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.
The Portuguese Association of Geologists joined the European Researchers Night 2021
The Portuguese Association of Geologists (APG), in partnership with the ENGIE project, has participated in two events of the European Researchers’ Night (ERN) 2021/2022 – SCIENCE CASTLE and REGGAE – Researchers for European Green Growth And Education, both in the city of Porto.
Girls Go Circular – Digital and Entrepreneurial Skills for the Circular Economy
Did you know that women represent only one-third of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates and less than one-fifth of ICT (information and communications technology) specialists in the European Union? Women’s participation in these fields must increase to create a more inclusive Europe and bring new perspectives to research and innovation.
Participate in the #ENGIE4Geodiversity photo contest!
The ENGIE project invites teenagers to participate in its photo contest!
The Ukrainian Association of Geologists leading girls to the future of geoscience
The Ukrainian Association of Geologists held an Open Day at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
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!