Travel grants are available to all student members of GSA attending the Dayton meeting with high priority given to students presenting oral or poster papers. The amount of individual grants depends upon the number of worthy applicants. Because of the large amount of student applicants in recent years, travel awards have typically been less than $125 per student. All awarded travel grants must, without exception, be picked up by the awardee at the registration desk during the hours that the registration desk is open.
The deadline to apply is 19 March 2012 but applicants will need a faculty signature on a form, so should not wait for the deadline to begin the application process.
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The North-Central Section of GSA has allocated cash awards for best student presentations at the meeting in Dayton, and, in addition, some others organizations, including the Great Lakes Section of SEPM, will be giving out awards.
Best Paper Awards for Student Papers and Presentations
Special Student Events
Roy J. Shlemon Mentors in Applied Geoscience Student Luncheon
Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
Monday, 23 April, noon–1:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center Room 307
The Shlemon Mentor Programs are designed to extend the mentoring reach of individual professionals from applied geology to undergraduates and graduate students attending GSA Section Meetings. Over a FREE LUNCH, mentors discuss professional opportunities and challenges that await students after graduation. Every registered student will receive free tickets to the Shlemon Luncheon along with his/her badge; however, attendance is limited and meals are on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Shlemon Mentors page for more information about this program.
John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Student Luncheon
Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation
Tuesday, noon–1:30 p.m. Dayton Convention Center, Room 307
The Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program presents mentoring opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduate students with a declared interest in applied hydrogeology as a career to interact and network with practicing hydrogeology professionals. This relaxed, but focused, small-scale event features a FREE LUNCH for student and professional participants. Every registered student will receive a free ticket to the Mann Luncheon along with his/her badge; however, attendance is limited, and meals are on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Mann Mentors page for more information about this program.
Special Event for Students Interested in Paleontology
The Paleontological Society will have a get-together with snacks at the paleontology posters on Tuesday, 24 April, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in Dayton Convention Center Exhibit Hall 101. Students interested in paleontology are invited to this paleo get-together as are paleontologists who would like to talk to Students interested in paleontology.