2019 Joint GSA Section Meeting

South-Central / North-Central / Rocky Mountain Sections 

Source to Sink across the Midcontinent: Geosciences from the Rockies to the Gulf

25–27 March, Manhattan, Kansas

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan & Manhattan Conference Center


SC1. Making Geoscience Animations and Videos and Assessing them in the Classroom.
Robert J. Stern, University of Texas at Dallas, rjstern@utdallas.edu; Ning Wang, University of Texas at Dallas, ning.wang@utdallas.edu; Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida, ryan@usf.edu; Lochlan Vaughn, University of Texas at Dallas, lochlan.vaughn@utdallas.edu; Siloa Willis, University of Texas at Dallas, siloa.willis@utdallas.edu.
Sunday, 24 March, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McDowell Room
Cost: US$50 (includes two snacks and beverages)
Geoscientific information and processes are very amenable to treatment using videos and animations but not enough are being made or assessed in the classroom. This short course is designed to engage interested geoscientists to make and assess their own geoscience videos and animations. The short course will stress the importance of identifying target audiences, carrying out research, generating storyboards and narrations, making and editing videos and animations, the importance of sound, dissemination, and assessment.
SC2. GSA On To the Future Professional Skills Short Course for Students.
Stephen K. Boss, University of Arkansas, sboss@uark.edu, Tahlia Bear, Geological Society of America, tbear@geosociety.org; Katherine Ellins, University of Texas at Austin, kellins@jsg.utexas.edu.
Sunday, 24 March, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuttle Room
Cost: Free; limited to 20 students. To register, email Tahlia Bear at tbear@geosociety.org.
This National Science Foundation–sponsored short course will focus on building the professional skills of undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on résumé and CV development, networking, and other written and oral communications. The course will be interactive and include individual and group exercises, discussion, and presentations. Limited to 20 students.
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Abstracts Due:
4 December 2018

Early Registration Ends:
19 February 2019

Housing Deadline:
4 March 2019