2005 Section Meetings
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29 April - 1 May, San José, California
19-20 May, Minneapolis, MN
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Especially for Students
AWG’s Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for female graduate students in the geosciences whose education has been interrupted for financial or personal reasons. Application Deadline: March 15.
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Job Opportunities for Students are listed monthly in the GSA Classified Ads.
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Upcoming job fair sponsored by GSA Associated and Allied Societies: 2005 AAPG/SEG Spring Student Expo. 10-12 March, Norman, Oklahoma.
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Take a Students-Only GeoTrip
Eastern Australia —
Fossils, Intrusions, Caves, and Coasts
16-27 June 2005. Departs from Sydney, Australia.
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Do you need another card in your wallet?
We didn’t think so! Your GSA membership number doesn’t expire. In our continuing efforts to make life easier, we are no longer mailing annual membership cards with each renewal. Your member number will always appear in e-mails from GSA and on letters and mailing labels that you receive from us. You can also find your member number online and you can always request a replacement card at no charge from the GSA Sales and Service team. E-mail or call +1-303-257-1000, option 3, or +1-888-443-4472 (toll-free in the U.S.).
If your e-mail address is on file with GSA, you will receive an electronic dues receipt for your annual renewal. If you have no e-mail address listed with GSA, your payment confirmation can be mailed upon request. Contact GSA Sales and Service as noted above.
Jules Verne Voyager: An interactive map tool for virtual exploration of Earth and other worlds. Custom map creation with fully interactive pan and zoom plus extensive image selection. Developed at the UNAVCO Boulder (Colorado, USA) Facility.
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PaleoArt: Highlights some of the Smithsonian Institution's most interesting historical paleo art. Provides information about taking proper care of illustrations and discusses techniques for creating paleontological and other scientific illustrations.
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
GSA IN THE NEWS
A study by Karen Gran and David Montgomery (University of Washington) of the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption and its hydrologic aftermath (GSA Bulletin, January-February 2005) received coverage from a diverse group of media outlets including Science Daily, Business World (Manila, Philippines), and the US Department of State’s International Information Programs online.
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Research by Jay Quade (University of Arizona) et al. on paleoenvironments of the earliest stone toolmakers in Ethiopia (GSA Bulletin, November 2004) was reported by Science and Science Daily.
[ GSA BULLETIN abstract | SCIENCE DAILY article ]
A study by Leslie McFadden (University of New Mexico) et al. on solar heating, physical weathering in arid landscapes, and creation of “natural compasses” (GSA Bulletin, January-February 2005) was reported by MSNBC Online.
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Press Releases Issued by GSA
Selected Press Releases received by GSA
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
- What mineral is often referred to as 'dog-tooth spar' because of the shape of its crystals?
- What term is given to the slow lowering of the Earth’s surface through the gravity driven processes of erosion?
- What color is pyrite in thin section under cross polarized light?