- Special Event Just Added!
"North Shore Connector"
Tue., March 22, 3-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Max.: 30 (2 groups of 15 — group will need to be limited if proper equipment is not available). Signup sheets, hold harmless waivers, and personal information forms will be located at the GSA Registration Desk on the 17th Floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel. First Come, First Served.
Leader: Judy Neelan, Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, , +1-412 442-4087. Purpose: To visit the soon-to-be-open subway tunnel connection with the North Shore of Pittsburgh accompanied by professionals who have been involved in its construction. The group will enter through the uncompleted Gateway Station and view a short safety presentation before walking to the borehole. Steel-toed (or OSHA approved construction) footwear, hard hats, safety vests and goggles will be required. Some of these items may be available through the tour hosts however, registrants are strongly advised to bring your own. You will be asked to indicate which items you have on the sign-up sheet. Group will meet at 2:45 p.m. and depart promptly at 3:00 from the Grant Street Lobby of the hotel. The group will make the short walk, approximately 15 minutes, to the Gateway Station site from the hotel.
- Welcoming Reception
Sat., 19 Mar., 6:30–8:30 pm.
You are cordially invited to enjoy the hospitality of Pittsburgh as you visit with friends and colleagues. Exhibits will be open.
- GSA Map Blast XIII
Sun., 20 March, 7–9:30 p.m., with cash bar.
This highly successful and informal session displays newly published, unpublished, or in-progress geologic maps of any sort. All attendees are welcome to bring, post, and discuss past, recent, or planned mapping efforts.
- Paleontological Society and SEPM (Eastern and Great Lakes Sections) Reception and Keynote Address
Sun., 20 March, 6–8 p.m. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Anatomy of Foreland Basin Strata: Clues from Stratal Patterns and the Paleontological Record, by Dr. Diane Kamola, Department of Geology, University of Kansas.
PAESTA—Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Earth Science Teachers Association
Sun., 20 March, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Complementary reception. PAESTA seeks to connect teachers, university faculty, informal educators, and organizations to advance excellence in K–12 earth and space science education. Come learn how you can be involved, and share what you would like to have PAESTA provide for you.
- Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Career Development Breakfast
Mon., 21 March, 6:30–8 a.m.
This informal networking breakfast provides opportunities for students and professionals in academia, government, and industry to meet and to learn more about AWG. Both AWG members and non-members are welcomed. Fee: professionals: US$26; students: US$15.
Mon., 21 March, 5–7 p.m., with cash bar.
Enjoy conversation with friends and colleagues before the conference banquet. The Northeast Tectonics Group will meet in close proximity.
- Conference Banquet
Mon., 21 March, 7–9 p.m. Fee: professionals, US$45; students US$25.
- Banquet Program
Mon., 21 March, 8 p.m.
“Why Geologists Aren’t Meteorologists: Deep Time Perspectives on Global Warming,” Lee Kump, Pennsylvania State University, author of The Earth System and Dire Predictions—A Layperson’s Guide to Global Warming and the IPCC Report, and Charles Darwin’s Advice to Students: Conjectures upon the Likely; Patrick Burkhart, Slippery Rock University.
Luncheons & Business Meetings
- Northeastern Section GSA Management Board Meeting
Sat., 19 March, 6-8 p.m.. Open to the public.
- North-Central Section GSA Management Board Meeting
Sun., 20 March, 7-8:30 a.m. Invitation only.
- NEGSA 2012 Planning Meeting
Sun., 20 March, noon -1:30 p.m.
The 2012 NEGSA meeting will be held in Hartford , Connecticut, USA; for more information contact Jean Crespi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- North-Central GSA Business Meeting
Mon., 21 March, 7:45-8 p.m.
The 2012 NCGSA meeting will be held in Dayton, Ohio, USA; for more information contact Charles Ciampaglio, email@example.com.
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Luncheon and Business Meeting
Mon., 21 March, noon-1:30 p.m.
- North-Central Campus Representatives, Meeting Planning and Technical Program Advisory Board, and Local Committees Meeting
Mon., 21 March, 7-8 a.m.