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GSA Highlights Earth Science Research at Congressional Exhibition

25 June 2008

GSA co-sponsored the Coalition for National Science Funding’s 14th Annual Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill. More than 400 people, including seven Members of Congress, participated in this highly successful event. Geoscientists discussed their National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research with Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), NSF Director Arden Bement, and numerous congressional staffers and NSF officials who visited the earth science exhibits hosted by GSA, AGI, and AGU.

Geoscientists who presented their research included Rick Aster and graduate student Jonathan MacCarthy of New Mexico Tech; Laura Crossey of the University of New Mexico; Bill Inskeep of Montana State University; Mark Schmeeckle of Arizona State University; and Bob Smith of the University of Utah.

GSA is an active member of the Coalition for National Science Funding, which supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation’s research and education programs.

Coalition for National Science Funding’s 14th Annual Exhibition Bob Smith (right) of the University of Utah discusses his research on Yellowstone with Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), ranking member of the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, and Arden Bement (left), Director of the National Science Foundation.
Coalition for National Science Funding’s 14th Annual Exhibition Rick Aster (center) of New Mexico Tech discusses his research on singing ice bergs and climate change with Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), co-chair of the Congressional R&D Caucus, and Arden Bement (right), Director of the National Science Foundation