2018 GSA North-Central Section

52nd Annual Meeting

Geoscience Returns to the Heartland
16–17 April | Ames, Iowa
Iowa State University



Abstracts deadline: 16 January

Abstract submission fee: US$18 for students and US$30 for all others. If you cannot submit an abstract online, please contact Heather Clark, +1-303-357-1018.


Iowa State University
View of the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus.
Photograph by Bri Gerke.

The 52nd Annual Meeting of GSA’s North-Central Section returns to the location of its 30th Annual Meeting at the Iowa State University Conference Center in the Scheman Building, located on the campus of Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, USA. As a premiere university-based convention and meeting location, Ames is centrally located in America’s Heartland. Known for one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Iowa State University is easy to navigate, and the Conference Center offers easy access to community and campus amenities. Whether looking for unique dining options or distinctive shopping experiences, you’ll enjoy the Midwestern hospitality in Ames. If driving, Ames is easily accessible from both I-35 and I-80. If flying, the Des Moines International Airport is served by all major airlines and is 45 minutes from Ames by car.

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Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March


General Chair:
William Simpkins

Vice Chair and Sponsorship:
Alan Wanamaker

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Neal Iverson
Kristie Franz

Short Course/Workshop Co-Chairs:
Yuyu Zhou
Chris Harding

Field Trip Co-Chairs:
Franciszek Hasiuk
Aaron Wood

DeAnn Frisk

Betsy Swanner

Student Volunteers:
Suzanne Ankerstjerne

K–12 and Informal Education Co-Chairs:
Beth Caissie
Aaron Wood

Activities Co-Chairs:
Jacqueline Reber
Jane Dawson

Student Judging:
Paul Spry

IT Liaison:
Mark Mathison