2004 Annual Meeting
The Standard Registration deadline is just over a week away! Take advantage of discounted Standard Registration prices by registering before 30 September, Cancellation Deadline: 7 October.
Note: ALL SPEAKERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE MEETING.
Online registration will continue to be open through 5 Nov. (at on-site prices) so you can avoid waiting in line on site.
The Personal Scheduler is now live — a great way to organize your time! View and create a personal daily itinerary of technical sessions, events, short courses, and field trips.
Undergraduate AND graduate students can volunteer at the meeting and have their registration fees waived. Looking for Job Information? Join the Careers Rountable Discussions. There are travel grants and registration grants (teachers too) available.
Have you checked out these links yet?
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
The final of four GSA position statements in progress is now online. The panel requests your comments on the proposed statement on "Visas for Foreign Scientists and Students" as soon as possible.
[ view statement ]
GSA In The News
Geotimes reported on research by Douglas Robertson, et al., published in the May/June issue of GSA Bulletin, describing who survived the K/T boundary mass extinction and why.
[ GSA BULLETIN abstract | GEOTIMES article ]
A proposal by Ray Weldon, et al., that a long period of earthquake calm doesn't necessarily mean the "big one" is coming, published in the September issue of GSA TODAY, received coverage in SCIENCE NOW, an online publication of AAAS.
[ GSA TODAY article | SCIENCE NOW article ]
Press Releases Issued by GSA
Selected Press Releases Received by GSA
Especially for Students
|Spend New Year's at the End of the World!
An exciting Student GeoTrip has been developed for travel to Southern Patagonia in December 2004.
[ see details ]
|Watch the GeoVentures Web site for upcoming information on another trip to Southeastern Australia in June 2005.
||Join the GeoVentures E-News list to stay up-to-date on all of the GSA GeoVentures.
Job fair sponsored by GSA Associated Societies
Plan to attend the AAPG/SEG Student Expo, 17–18 October, 2004, at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas.
[ more info ]
New Spanish translation of USGS Water Science Website for Schools offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center.
[ view site ]
Crystal Structures Database includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy.
check it out ]
International Tsunami Information Center - See vivid descriptions of tsunamis from the past 60 years and the gallery of devastation.
[ visit site ]
Meetings of GSA's Associated & Allied Societies.
SAGEEP 2005 (Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society), 3-7 April 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.
Abstracts deadline extended to 24 September 2004.
Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils (SEPM),
6-11 March 2005, Houston TX. Abstract deadline 14 October 2004.
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
- What rock type is found between the metamorphic grades of phyllite and schist?
- What native occurring element has an atomic number of 79?
- What is the name of the current (2003) active vent of Kilauea volcano?