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...
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...
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 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 Pioneer Women Geologists There 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 We are glad to...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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...
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 (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.
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.
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!
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…
Five years ago we, at the Hungarian Geological Society have launched a programme called “Mineral of the year / Fossil of the year” and even created a joint nickname in Hungarian, which, in English, is something like “Minerossil of the year” (Figure 1).
As you well know, the ENGIE project wants to spark the interest of girls to study geosciences and geo-engineering. Why? Because the project’s partners strongly believe in the power of diversity for the successful solution of problems.
Are you interested in earth science and would you like to know more? Are you aware of the importance of geoscience for society, and the variety of geoscience-related career opportunities? Would you like to know what geoscientists and geo-engineers do in their daily...
Have you ever observed the stone on the streets that you walk on? Or stone on the monuments, statues and buildings? Did You ever think where did it come from? Have you ever wondered why used stone materials are so decorative? Natural building stone represent mineral raw material that is used in the architecture, sculptures, statues, monuments, cladding facades, paving streets, masonry walls, cemeteries etc. For this type of stone its decorativity is very important.
I`d like to tell you about the interactive events for children in the frame of the education programme of the Ukrainian Association of Geologists. Our story will not touch on boring lectures or traditional lessons, but it will feature new interactive actions for the children.
We, geoscientists, study the most important topics of the world, such as mineral resources, energy, water, structures, and natural hazards. In Turkey, same with the rest of the world, the shortage of well-educated female geoscientists and gender imbalance is increasing day by day. To improve the gender balance and help to grow qualified female geoscientists, it is a pleasure for us to be part of the Engie Project.
Here at the Geological Society of London we are turning our gaze upwards this year to the rocks and geology in our Solar System as part of our 2021 Year of Space, inspired by the spectacular landing of Nasa’s latest Mars Rover.
The ENGIE project organised and implemented side events to the European Researchers’ Night 2020 in 19 countries all across Europe. The themes were dedicated exclusively to geosciences and geo-engineering. The main aim of these events was to raise awareness and curiosity of young people, and especially girls, for geosciences.
This spring we are producing a series of webinars where we invite female role models to explain us why they chose a career in geosciences or geo-engineering.
In the first webinar, EFG Past President Ruth Allington shares with us insights about her professional career as an engineering geologist.
The RockCheck app (original version KamenCheck in Slovenian language) is a digital educational tool that allows you to strengthen the awareness and increase the knowledge about rocks and geology in general.
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