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In This Issue:

Annual Meeting
Hot Off The Press
Penrose Conference
Especially for Students
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Poll of the Month

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Hot Off The Press

Penrose Conference

Poll of the Month

Results tallied instantly.
Final results reported in July.

Which of these is a back-arc basin?

A. The Aegean Sea

B. The Mediterranean Sea

C. The Persian Gulf

D. The Red Sea

Results of May Poll

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

GSA Connection respondents said:

Print only 8%
Print and online 74%
Bloc of Docs 2%
Institutional subscription 8%
Georef or Crossref 3%
None of the above 5%

2004 Annual Meeting

Geoscience in a Changing World
Nov. 7-10, Denver

This year's meeting in Denver is shaping up to be an outstanding overview of hot research in both new and traditional areas of the earth sciences. With eight Pardee Keynote Symposia, more than 140 Topical Sessions, and a wide range of open discipline sessions, the meeting will have something for every interest in the earth sciences.

  • Everything you need to know
    [ meeting home page ]
  • Online registration is open. Register by July 13 for the best price with our new "Earlybird" registration rate.
    [ register today ]
  • Help send a student to the meeting .
    donate to the student travel fund!
    [ more details ]
  • Abstract submission deadline is July 13.
    [ submit your abstract ]

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 technical program ]
[ invite a colleague ]

Planning a business meeting, reception, or another event at the Annual Meeting in Denver this November? The Event Space Request System is now online.
[ click here to begin ]

Campus Reps = Free Breakfast, What a Match!
[ more details ]

Special Opportunity for Annual Meeting Attendees ...
Tour In-Situ Inc. facilities
[ more details ]

Looking Ahead: Science at the 2004 Annual Meeting
Last (but not least!) in our four-part series highlighting Pardee Keynote Symposia, are these exciting sessions. Each of these two symposia will feature an ancillary evening discussion forum. [ view all keynote symposia ]

Pre-Mesozoic Impacts: Their Effect on Ocean Geochemistry, Magnetic Polarity, Climate Change, and Organic Evolution

[ summary & image ]

Seeing Mars with New Eyes: Active Missions, Science Results, and Geoscience Education

[ summary & image ]

Resources Launches
This site, bridging the earth and life sciences, went online June 8, 2004.
[ read more ]

Check out a new collection of paleontology links, photos, teaching materials, and more, from the University of California Museum of Paleontology, et. al. The site, is aimed at everyone from fossil enthusiasts to science professionals.
[ more details ]

Especially for Students

New!GSA has started a travel fund for students who wish to attend the GSA Annual Meeting!
[ see if you're eligible ]

A Pot of Gold for Students Interested in Hydro Careers
[ learn more ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

Government Affairs

House Appropriations Chairman Young Unveils 302(b) Allocations For Appropriations Subcommittees
[ more info ]

GSA In The News

Press Releases Issued by GSA

Selected Press Releases Received by GSA

Fun with Geoscience Trivia

  1. What type of igneous rock is an essexite?
  2. Who, in 1715, suggested the age of the Earth could be calculated using the concentration of salt in the ocean as a measure?
  3. Check your answersWhat term is given for all the materials that exist between fresh rock and the atmosphere?

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