- On To The Future
Sun., 18 May, 3–3:30 p.m., Procrastinator Theater. This is a brief meeting for OTF participants (and their sponsors) to discuss effective mentoring relationships and networking opportunities for underrepresented students at the GSA section meeting. The goal is to accelerate the process of becoming engaged and involved members of our scientific and professional community. OTF is a new grass roots initiative of The Geological Society of America (GSA).
- Movie Showing: Shored Up
Sun., 18 May, 3:30–5 p.m., The Procrastinator Theatre, MSU Strand Union Building.
When Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, it was a wakeup call to a new reality. Shored Up takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy, following communities in New Jersey and North Carolina where politics, economics and science collide.
- Icebreaker and welcoming party:
Sun., 18 May, 5–7 p.m., MSU Strand Union Ballrooms.
- “Map Blast”
Mon., 19 May, 5:30–7 p.m. following the technical sessions.
All meeting attendees are invited to post and informally discuss newly published, unpublished, and in-progress geologic/digital maps of all sorts. No abstract submission is required. Of particular interest is the theme of “Maps through Time.” Contributors are encouraged to display sequences of maps in their areas of interest as they have evolved up to the present time.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers Reception:
Mon., 19 May, 5:30–7 p.m.
- Keynote Speaker and Reception
Tues., 20 May. Talk: 6–7 p.m.; reception: 7–9 p.m.
Ticket fee: $15 (Max: 250, so register for your ticket early!)
Speaker: John Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology at Caltech
Topic: Mars Exploration (Curiosity Rover Mission)
Venue: Museum of the Rockies (located immediately south of the MSU campus and east of the football stadium)
- Cordilleran Section Management Board Meeting
Monday, 19 May 5–6pm
- Rocky Mountain Section Management Board Meeting
Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, 21 May, 7–8 a.m..