Student Programs

Travel Grants

Application deadline: 8 March 2010

Travel grants are available from the North-Central and South-Central Sections in cooperation with the GSA Foundation for students who are presenting oral or poster papers.

Travel Grant
Application Form

To be eligible, students must be GSA members. Students from the North-Central and South-Central Sections (including Canada and Mexico) should apply to their respective sections. Students from other sections should apply to either the NC or SC Section, whichever is geographically closer. You must register for the meeting BEFORE applying for a travel grant. Please visit the Travel Grant page for application details.

Student Volunteers

Application deadline: Friday, 2 April
Act quickly! Apply early to receive a position that fits your schedule and preferences.

We rely on student volunteers to help our meetings run smoothly, and we are pleased to offer our student volunteers free registration for the meeting in return for ~5 hours of work during the meeting. Before you register for the meeting, contact Damon Bassett, +1-417- 836-4897, , for more information and to arrange complimentary registration.

Mentor Programs

1. Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience.
Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
Monday or Tuesday, 12 or 13 April, noon to 1:30 p.m., Roark.
The Shlemon Mentor Programs are designed to extend the mentoring reach of individual professionals from applied geology to undergraduates and graduate students attending GSA Section Meetings. Over FREE LUNCHES, mentors discuss professional opportunities and challenges that await students after graduation. Every registered student will receive free tickets to both of the Shlemon Luncheons along with his/her badge; however, attendance is limited and meals are on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Shlemon Mentors page for more information about this program.
2. The John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program.
Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
Monday, 12 April, noon–1:30 p.m. , Bee Creek.
The Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program presents mentoring opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduate students with a declared interest in applied hydrogeology as a career to interact and network with practicing hydrogeology professionals. This relaxed, but focused, small-scale event features a FREE LUNCH for student and professional participants. Every registered student will receive a free ticket to the Mann Luncheon along with his/her badge; however, attendance is limited, and meals are on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Mann Mentors page for more information about this program.

Student Awards

Awards will be given for the best student presentations. To be eligible, students must be lead authors and presenters, and should be capable of answering detailed questions about the research. The awards are sponsored by the North-Central and South-Central Sections of GSA and the Great Lakes Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM).

The GLS-SEPM has traditionally made two awards, the Best Undergraduate and the Best Graduate Student Paper. The awards consist of a check for $100 and $200, respectively, one year free membership to GLS-SEPM, and free registration for the next GLS-SEPM field conference. The graduate student award also includes travel support of up to $1,500, provided by the Mobil Foundation's Student Travel Fund through the national SEPM, to present the paper at the next annual AAPG/SEPM convention.

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