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• Geoscience Horizons: Seattle 2003
Membership Matters
Hot Off The Press
Calendar Close-Ups
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Especially for Students

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Hot Off the Press

Make Your Next Vacation a GeoVenture!

Professionals, K-12 Teachers,
and Students:

Especially for Students

Upcoming job fairs sponsored by GSA associated and allied societies:

1. AAPG-SEG Student Expo,
Oct. 5-6, Houston TX
2. AAPG Rocky Mountain Rendezvous,
Oct. 9-11, Laramie, WY

Research funding opportunities

The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) Weekly Digest contains information on a variety of federal sources of research funding. Coastal zone management, hydrology, and many other areas are included. Explore their funding supplements.

[ read more ]

The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)

is offering graduate student-level scholarships for crystallography-oriented research. Application deadline: October 31.
[ read more ]

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

2004 Deadline: November 5

The process is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities; NSF is no longer issuing guidelines or providing print application forms.

[ read more ]

Teaching Mineralogy?

Stay Informed About GSA Programs

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GeoVentures, Grants, GeoCorps America™, Education, and more!

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Nonmembers are also eligible.

Poll of the Month

Results tallied instantly.
Final results reported in October.

Annual Meeting Hot Topic:
"Human Space Exploration: Should We Continue?"

What do you think?

Results of August Poll

Respondents most often connect electronically with GSA via:

  Windows - 77%
  Mac - 20%
  UNIX - 2%
  Linux - 1%

Geoscience Horizons: Seattle 2003
November 2-5

Pre-Registration Deadline September 26

Take advantage of low early registration rates before pre-registration ends a week from this Friday. If you haven't renewed your 2003 membership, do that first for maximum savings. When making your hotel registration, note that the Red Lion Hotel has lowered its rate. This new rate applies to those who've already made their reservations, as well.
[ register now | accommodations ]
[ renew 2003 membership ]

Pardee Keynote Symposia

Seven outstanding symposia address topics ranging from modeling metamorphism to Neoproterozoic geobiology, from climate and evolution to mega-events on Mars and Earth. We'll also explore the scientific legacies of Lewis and Clark and Stephen J. Gould. Be sure to make room in your schedule for these interdisciplinary, invited-speaker sessions.
[ view Pardees ]

Water, Water Everywhere, But ...

A number of papers this year address global fresh water availability and quality. Get a feel for the magnitude of the issue with these Water Facts. Sources include the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and some of your hydrogeology colleagues.

Personal Scheduler Now Available Online

Create a personal daily itinerary of technical sessions, events, short courses, and field trips with GSA's Personal Scheduler. Get organized and make the most of your time in Seattle.
[ personal scheduler ]

Personal Scheduler

Attention Presenters: Changes this Year

Given the large technical program this year, poster presenters will have one, not two, horizontal poster boards. Oral session presenters will want to check out the new list of standard equipment provided in tech session rooms.
[ read more ]

Short Courses

"Tell me and I forget; teach me and I remember;
involve me and I learn."
 Benjamin Franklin
This year's GSA-sponsored short courses cover the latest in technical, technological, and management aspects of applied geoscience. Earn CEU credits while updating and expanding your expertise.
[ view short courses ]

Fourth Annual GSA Foundation Silent Auction

Have some fun and support Society programs with a tax-deductible donation to the Silent Auction. The GSA Foundation is seeking a wide range of items.
[ read more ]

Employers and Job-Seekers

Have a job to fill? Looking for a job?
GSA's Employment Service is here to help.
[ employer info  |  applicant info ]

Membership Matters

Membership renewal for 2004 begins October 1

Watch for your packet in the mail and send in your renewal or, beginning in early October, renew online.
[ review membership benefits ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

Government Affairs

"Science is my passion, politics my duty." — Thomas Jefferson

Stay informed through the Geology and Public Policy list serve and respond to occasional calls for action. You'll receive one or two messages per month.
[ G&PPC List Serve info and sign-up ]

Are you interested in putting your geoscience expertise to work in the political arena? Apply now for GSA's Congressional Science Fellowship program. Also visit with with Michele Koppes and Rafe Sagarin, current and past CSF fellows, at the Geology & Public Policy booth in Seattle.
[ Congressional Science Fellowship info ]

GSA In The News

Links in this section were active as of September 17.

  • The Lewis Owen, et al. study of ancient glaciers east of Los Angeles (GEOLOGY, August 2003) was reported by the Associated Press and articles appeared across the US.
    [ AP article | GEOLOGY abstract ]
  • A possible methane gas smoking gun in the Permian-Triassic mass extinction was the subject of articles by Gregory Ryskin (GEOLOGY, September 2003) and Gregory Retallack, et al. (GSA BULLETIN, September 2003). Both received extensive coverage, with SCIENCE magazine providing a synthesis.
    [ SCIENCE article | NATURE article ]
    [ GEOLOGY abstract | GSA BULLETIN abstract ]
  • The GSA Today science article by Peter Zeitler, et al. (January 2001) on continued elevation of the Himalayas was reported extensively via an article by Scripps-Howard News Service.
    [ Scripps-Howard article | GSA TODAY science article ]

Press Releases Issued by GSA

Calendar Close-Ups

Upcoming Meetings of GSA and its Associated and Allied Societies

view entire geoscience calendar

Call for Papers - 17th Australian Geological Convention
Deadline: September 26, 2003
GSA is a co-sponsor of the 17th AGC in Hobart, Tasmania, February 8-13, 2004. Theme: Dynamic Earth: Past, Present and Future.
[ more info ]

AIPG 40th Annual Meeting,
October 4-9, Glenwood Springs, CO.
[ more info ]

6th Petroleum Geology Conference: North West Europe & Global Perspectives, October 7-9, London, England.
Geological Society of London and Institute of Petroleum, Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.
[ more info ]

Wildland Fire Impacts on Watersheds, GSA,
October 21-23, Englewood, CO.
[ more info ]

American Meteorological Society, January 11-15, 2004, Seattle, WA. GSA will co-sponsor the AMS 84th Annual Meeting. The program will include "virtually any weather and climate related topic."
[ more info ]


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