Field Experiences

Science TV Producer, Dr. Helen Quinn @quinney17: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Dr. Helen Quinn CURRENT TITLE:  Science Producer for TV documentaries AREA OF EXPERTISE:  I have been working in television documentaries for about ten years, specialising in programmes about Earth Sciences. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10 EDUCATION:  I was lucky enough…
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Drilling Rig

“Assessing Aquifers” by Sandie Will @RockHeadScience for @GeoDrilling International

Earlier this year, I was approached by GeoDrilling International to write an article for their magazine. Since their September issue focused primarily on coring, I prepared an article related to the work we do in water resources.  I have a…
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Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch 2000: Up Close and Personal

It was dark at 5 a.m. when I arrived at the guard shack with my coworker, Kerry Kates and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) badge on March 1, 2002. I had never been to Kennedy Space Center near Titusville,…
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Drilling Rig

So, what’s it like to work as a geologist behind a drilling rig?

Working as a geologist behind a drilling rig is definitely not glamorous, unless long days in the heat or cold, smelling like funk and looking like you just fell into a mud pit are something you find attractive.  Depending on…
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Space Shuttle Encounters: A Giant Leap for the Geokind

I have to admit, I’ve had some pretty cool experiences as a field geologist in my earlier years, and one place that offered me many of these was Kennedy Space Center. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this…
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A Black Hawk and a Geologist: Geo Field Life

I didn’t think too much of the siren light, as I passed through the entrance gate my first day at a laser testing facility in central Florida.  To me, this didn’t seem like anything more than the typical contamination assessment…
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Gators, snakes and a pink suitcase: my first day as a field geologist

My very first experience as an employed field geologist was in June 1998.  I had graduated in August 1997 and wasn’t called by the engineering firm for eight months, so to say I was excited was a bit of an understatement….
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