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#tbt: Geography—What do you do with that?

Writer’s note: This week, I’m kickin’ it old school and honoring #tbt (throwback Thursday) by dusting off a Fall 2010 blog post I wrote while interning at National Geographic. This post reveals its age. It was written a few months after the BP oil spill when scars from Katrina were still relatively fresh and when the world was recently pronounced flat. Like most good things … Continue reading #tbt: Geography—What do you do with that?

Feds Scout for Science Grads

2010-12-19_0987787.JPGHeads up college seniors!  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, which oversees offshore oil drilling, is looking for students interested in working in the environmental science field to join the team. Starting April 4th and through the end of May, 2011, this government agency will be visiting colleges around the United States to recruit future employees it hopes can help increase scientific knowledge within the Bureau.

The idea is to hire more employees with environmental science backgrounds to help the Bureau make increasingly sound, scientific decisions.  Part of this initiative emanates from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster last year in the Gulf of Mexico.  New rules and regulations have since made the offshore oil drilling industry more secure, but the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, Michael Bromwich, wants this drive to continue through expansion of human capital.

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