A Meeting in the Mitten: Water, Rock, Wonderland

Boulder, Colo., USA: The 2023 Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting will be held on 4–5 May in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. We are pleased to announce a wide-ranging set of theme sessions, field trips, and short courses aligned with our meeting theme: A Meeting in the Mitten: Water, Rock, Wonderland.

The robust technical program will explore key issues linking geoscience to the midwestern U.S. including:
- Critical Minerals in North-Central United States: Exploration, Mining, and Processing
- Fate and Transport of PFAS in the Engineered and Natural Environment
- Processes and Landforms of Great Lakes Coasts
- Climate Change Impacts on Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Wetland Soils
- Recent Advances in Glacial Geology, Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Hydrogeology

Field trips will tour the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, PFAS disposal and treatment sites in northern Kent County, the Grand Rapids Riverwalk, coastal dues of southern Lake Michigan, and Pennsylvanian marginal-marine strata at Grand Ledge.  

The meeting offers short courses on high-energy injection, near subsurface microbiology and stratigraphic imaging.  

Learn more at: www.geosociety.org/nc-mtg. Interested media are invited to receive complimentary meeting registration. Contact Courtney Mino at cmino@geosociety.org to attend.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) unites a diverse community of geoscientists in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. Members and friends around the world, from academia, government, and industry, participate in GSA meetings, publications, and programs at all career levels, to foster professional excellence. GSA values and supports inclusion through cooperative research, public dialogue on earth issues, science education, and the application of geoscience in the service of humankind.



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For Immediate Release
25 April 2023
GSA Release No. 23-20

Justin Samuel