Aug 23, 2011

NGWA Webinar Will Spotlight Geosciences Careers for Women

Four women working in geosciences will give thoughts on their experiences

Female students considering career paths and professional women considering career changes can learn about opportunities in the geosciences during an Oct. 13 webinar hosted by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

The half-hour webinar, which begins at noon, takes place during Earth Science Week. Four women working in various areas of the geosciences will discuss their unique perspectives.

While titled “Women in the Geosciences,” this webinar will be presented at a level appropriate for all groundwater professionals, male or female. The presentation will be informal and time will be allocated for questions.

Participants include:

• Rula A. Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, a vice president and technical director at ARCADIS in Emeryville, Calif., whose expertise includes groundwater and soil remediation with an emphasis on site closure strategies, in situ technologies, and the environmental fate, transport and treatment of emerging contaminants;
• Sandra Eberts, PHg, who has been with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for 25 years and currently is team leader of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program Transport of Anthropogenic and Natural Contaminants to Supply Wells (TANC) topical study;
• Michelle Whitman, an environmental scientist and manager of business development with BESST Inc., a California geotechnology firm; and
• Phyllis Stanin, PG, principal geologist and vice president of Todd Engineers, a small consulting firm specializing in groundwater hydrology in the San Francisco Bay Area.