2018 GSA Northeastern Section

53rd Annual Meeting

Mountains to Lakes
18–20 March 2018 • Burlington, Vermont, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center)


No NEGSA-sponsored field trips will be offered; however, there will be field guides to local geologically significant sites available at the meeting

Lake Champlain


1. Core Tools: Techniques and Software for Collection and Analysis of Core Samples.
Sat., 17 Mar., 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 331 Delehanty Hall, University of Vermont.
Fee: $35.
Organizer: Anders Noren, Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office/LacCore Facility, University of Minnesota, noren021atumn.edu.
We will discuss optimal techniques and tools for collection and analysis of core samples, followed by setup and tutorials of community software for core description, interpretation, correlation, visualization, and data archiving, including Corelyzer, Correlator, PSICAT, TMI, and Open Core Data. Bring a laptop for software setup, or use UVM computers.
2. Science Practice Integration for your Classroom.
Sat., 17 Mar., 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 219 Delehanty Hall, University of Vermont.
Fee: $20. Bring your lunch; tea and coffee provided.
Co-organizers: Melissa Lombard, Assistant Professor, Earth and Geographic Sciences Dept., Fitchburg State University, melissalombardatalum.rpi.edu; Lara Gengarelly, Extension Associate Professor/Specialist, Science Education and Outreach, Cooperative Extension, University of New Hampshire, lara.gengarellyatunh.edu.
Participants will learn strategies for enhancing existing lesson plans by integrating the science practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. The outcomes of the day will include applying these strategies to increase the number of practices and the level of application within an earth science lesson.
3. Turning Drone Data into Information.
Sat., 17 Mar., 12:30–4:30 p.m., Spatial Analysis Laboratory, 205 George Aiken Center, University of Vermont
Fee: $50.
Organizer: Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director, University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Jarlath.ONeil-Dunneatuvm.edu.
This hands-on workshop will review drone platforms, drone sensors, and show participants how to turn drone data into information that can be used for geospatial analysis.