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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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Decorativity of natural building stones from Croatia

Decorativity of natural building stones from Croatia

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.

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Interactive events for children

Interactive events for children

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.

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ENGIE in Turkey

ENGIE in Turkey

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.

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Space rocks!

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.

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ENGIE Webinar #1: Ruth Allington

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.

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