Wilkes University


Wilkes University Hosts Earth and Environmental Science Day for High School Students on April 22, 2016

Wilkes University will host an Earth and Environmental Science Day for high school students and their parents, teachers and guidance counselors to introduce them to the field of study and career opportunities in the geosciences. The event will be held on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center.

The day provides an introduction to the growing career field of geosciences including both earth and environmental science disciplines. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14 percent increase in geoscience jobs by 2024, with average median salaries of $83,811 – well over the average median salary of $35,080 in the U.S. workforce. 

Student participants can attend hands-on workshops on geographic information systems, groundwater water quality and urban earth science, led by Wilkes faculty.  Alumni will give presentations regarding their careers and job opportunities in the geosciences and Wilkes students will present their senior research projects.

Parents will have opportunities to meet with William Hudson, dean of Wilkes' College of Science and Engineering, and to hear presentations by representatives of the University's student development, residence life, financial aid and admissions staff.

Lunch will be held in the Henry Student Center with Wilkes students, faculty and alumni. The afternoon will conclude with a tour of the laboratory facilities in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Science Department.

On-campus parking will be available behind the Henry Student Center at 84 West South Street, or at the campus parking garage at 148 South Main Street. Wilkes students will be located at the entrance of both parking locations to provide parking passes and directions to the Cohen Science Center.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Please register by Monday, April 18 at www.wilkes.edu/EESDay. Questions? Please contact Julie McMonagle at julie.mcmonagle@wilkes.edu or call 570-408-4604.