GSA Connection

July 2013

GSA Geoscience Trivia

  1. Which GSA president received a knighthood from Queen Victoria?
    J. William Dawson, aka "Sir William"

  2. Colorado is named for the Colorado River, which was in turn named for the red silt the river carried from the mountains, but when was Colorado its "red-dirtiest"?
  3. 55 million years ago, when Earth was "in the grip of an intense phase of global warming."

  4. GSA has 17 specialty Divisions. Which one offers the Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship?
    Coal Geology Division


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