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Council Corner
Hot Off The Press
Especially for Students
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Poll of the Month

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Hot Off The Press

Explore Iceland this year!

Two trips are running this summer. This is the final chance for K-12 Teachers and College Students to reserve space on this extraordinary adventure.

Want to be a hero?

Challenger Center for Space Science Education announces a national education outreach opportunity for scientists and engineers working in disciplines related to NASA's five Enterprises: the Offices of Space Science, Earth Science, Space Flight, Aerospace Technology, and Biological and Physical Research.
[ more details ]

Poll of the Month

Results tallied instantly.
Final results reported in June.

Which format do you prefer to use to access GSA journals and books?

A. Print only

B. Print and online

C. Bloc of Docs

D. Institutional subscription

E. Georef or Crossref

F. None of the above

Geoscience Calendar

Council Corner

Watch this space for up-to-the-minute governance information from GSA's Council. This month, view a partial list of decision highlights from the spring meeting, April 23-25, held at GSA headquarters in Boulder. Details will follow as they become available.
[ view highlights ]


Penrose profile

Penrose Conference
Secular Variation in Tectonics and Allied Fields

St. George, Utah, Oct. 22-28, 2004
Application Deadline July 1, 2004.
[ more details ]

Backbone of the Americas — Patagonia to Alaska
This joint meeting with the Asociación Geológica Argentina will focus on tectonic problems of the North and South American Cordilleras and continental margins. April 3-7, 2006, Mendoza, Argentina.
[ sign up for e-mail updates ]

Looking Ahead: Science at the 2004 Annual Meeting
This is the third of a four-part series highlighting the Pardee Keynote Symposia slated for "GEOSCIENCE in a Changing World," Nov. 7-10 in Denver. Online registration opens in June.

Geoinformatics and the Role of Cyberinfrastructure in Geosciences Research

[ summary & image ]

Adversity, Advantages, Opportunities: Phanerozoic Stromatolites as "Survivor" vs. "Disaster" Taxa

[ summary & image ]

Annual meeting technical programs continue to grow and diversify because you make it happen!
Invite a colleague (from your discipline or an allied science) to submit an abstract. GSA makes it easy — just download a draft e-mail message with live links, written for people unfamiliar with GSA and its annual meeting, and tailor it for your use.
[ view the technical program ]
[ invite a colleague to submit an abstract ]

Just for Fun
If you are planning to come to the Denver Annual Meeting and are into folk music, we are looking for people who would like to get together and play/sing some tunes. Please contact GSA Sales & Service for more information.

Especially for Students

Limnogeology Division Establishes the Kerry Kelts Research Awards.
[ more info ]


Earth Impact Effects Program is an interesting interactive Web site for estimating the regional environmental consequences of an impact on Earth.
[ learn more ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

GSA In The News

Research by Bevan French, et al., on the Rock Elm meteorite impact structure in Wisconsin (GSA BULLETIN, January/February 2004), was reported by the Associated Press and received extensive international coverage in print and on the Web.
[ BULLETIN abstract | NY TIMES article ]

Coverage of Jon Pelletier's work (GEOLOGY, April 2004) interpreting spirals in the Martian ice caps was reported by the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and a variety of other print and Web outlets.
[ GEOLOGY abstract | USA TODAY article ]

Eugene Schweig's presentation at the North-Central Section meeting in St. Louis on USGS projections of ground shaking associated with the New Madrid fault was reported by the Associated Press and received extensive national coverage.
[ view abstract | AP article ]

Press Releases Issued by GSA

Selected Press Releases Received by GSA

Fun with Geoscience Trivia

  1. What destroyed the small town of Laupahoehoe on 1 April 1946?
  2. What 1940's Yugoslav engineer suggested that the movement of the Earth through space has an effect on climate?
  3. Aquamarine is a gem variety of what pegmatite mineral?

Check your answers If you enjoy playing trivia games, come and join in the first GSA Trivia Night at the Denver GSA Annual Meeting, Tuesday night, November 9.  For more details contact GSA Sales & Service.

Stay Informed!

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Results of April Poll

GSA is continually trying to contain Annual Meeting costs.
In balancing the tradeoff between lower costs and greater variety, which scenario do you prefer?

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