Earth Sciences faculty Paula Koelemeijer was recently featured in a magazine and online article discussing her work and offering guidance to young people interested in science. Paula uses seismic waves to ‘X-ray’ our planet, enabling her to build a picture of the structures that exist deep in the mantle and to interpret these in terms of the processes that have shaped our planet. She discusses what this research involves and gives advice to young people who may also be interested in exploring careers in Earth Sciences.
The article ‘What landscapes are hidden deep within the Earth?’ can be accessed at futurum careers, and includes a link to an activity sheet for students and teachers. The article was produced by Futurum Careers, a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEM), and social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy (SHAPE). For more information, teaching resources, and course and career guides, see www.futurumcareers.com.
This work is supported by the Royal Society, under award numbers URF\R1\180377 and RGF\EA\181029. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Royal Society.
If you are interested in more of these resources see also this carbon cycle article by Bob Hilton. Developed whilst he was a professor at Durham University the article discusses how carbon transfers between the atmostphere and Earth’s surface and an intriguing carbon cycle “shortcut”: the role of earthquakes in sequestering carbon.