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GSA Congressional Science Fellowship

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Your work as a geoscientist greatly impacts society and Earth. Why not make an impact on Congress? We are currently seeking candidates for 2008-2009. Deadline: 1 February.
[ apply today ]


Especially for Students

Smoking volcanoStudent GeoVentures:
Trip to Hawaii Now Enrolling

Students – come to Hawaii and learn about volcanic activity on one of the Earth’s most active volcanoes! Through the generosity of Subaru, all GSA Student members can participate in this valuable field experience for $995 (normal cost is $1250).
[ more info ]

GSA Research Grants
The 2008 graduate student research grant deadline is near!
Applications and advisor appraisals are due 1 February. Note that the guidelines have been updated for 2008.
[ form & details ]

Going to IGC?
Travel grants are still available for the 2008 International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway. Applications and supplemental materials are due 1 March.
[ apply now ]


Meeting News

2008 Section Meetings

Registration is open for all Section Meetings. Register now to take advantage of discounted prices!

Cordilleran / Rocky Mountain (Joint Meeting)
19-21 March, Las Vegas, NV
[ register ]
early registration deadline: 18 Feb.

Northeastern
27-29 March, Buffalo, NY
[ register ]
early reg deadline: 25 Feb.

South-Central
30 March-1 April, Hot Springs, AR
[ register ]
early reg deadline: 25 Feb.

Southeastern
10-11 April, Charlotte, NC
[ register ]
early reg deadline: 10 March

North-Central
24-25 April, Evansville, IN
[ submit abstracts | register ]
abstracts deadline: 29  Jan.
early reg deadline: 24 March

Heads Up!

Watch for your February issue of GSA Today for more information on the upcoming Field Forum: Late Archean crust: Magmatism and Tectonics of the Abitibi Subprovince, Canadian Shield, Ontario and Quebec Canada, 19–25 July, 2008.

The Penrose Conference Report from the recent conference, Extending a Continent: Architecture, Rheological Coupling, and Heat Budget, held 8–13 Oct. 2007, in Greece, will be in the March issue of GSA Today and will soon be available on the Website.

Annual Meeting

2008 Joint Meeting - Why, you ask?
This program will highlight and stimulate discussion on critical topics in areas of the participating Societies’ shared involvement, including: Energy, Water Resources, Education, Earth Systems, and more. Our aim in taking this interdisciplinary approach is to shed new light on solving the global problems facing us in the 21st century.
[ learn more ]

Specialty Meeting — Sign up on site

Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire into Management of Changing Ecosystems. 28-31 January 2008, Tucson, Arizona. Dedicated sessions and field trip on Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER). Register at GSA member rates.
[ meeting info ]


Communicating the Value of Geoscience

A Sampling of GSA in the News

Research by Eaton-Magańa et al. on phosphorescence and the Hope Diamond (GEOLOGY, January 2008) received widespread international coverage. Wire services and outlets included Associated Press, Discovery Channel, Science News, Daily Telegraph (London), Calgary Herald, The Age (Australia), IDEX online (International Diamond Exchange), and many others.
[ abstract | TELEGRAPH article ]

A study by Sneed et al. on thinning of the Barnes Ice Cap in Arctic Canada was reported by CanWest News Service and received broad coverage in Canada. Outlets included Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Windsor Star, and others.
[ abstract ]

A hypothesis by Hansen on origins of plate tectonics on Earth (GEOLOGY, December 2007) received coverage on the Discovery Channel
[ abstract | DISCOVERY CHANNEL article ]

Research by Finnegan et al. showing that erosion by Tibet's Yarlung Tsangpo River deformed Earth's crust enough to cause 7100-meter Gyala Peri to rise among the Himalayas (GSA BULLETIN, January-February 2008) was reported in SCIENCE.
[ abstract ]

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