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Hot Off The Press

Woollard Award Nominations Sought


Hands Across the Water

See What's New in GeoMartYOUR
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Geology at the Jamboree


Eastern Australia — Fossils, Intrusions, Caves, and Coasts

For Students Only
16-27 June 2005
Departs from Sydney, Australia GSA GeoVentures
[ more info ]

Geology of Golden, Colorado, and the Surrounding Area

17-20 June 2005
[ more info ]

Judges Needed


Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Check your answers

In This Issue:
Hot Off The Press
Meeting News
Woollard Award
Hands Across the Water
Especially for Students
Classified Ads & GeoMart
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Geology at the Jamboree
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
International Science Fair Judges Needed
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Happy St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's

Meeting News

Earth System Processes 2EARTH SYSTEM PROCESSES 2

8-11 August 2005, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hurry!   Earlybird registration deadline is 28 March. Call for Papers is open until 26 April. There are some fabulous field trips under development for ESP2 so stay tuned — details will be posted soon.
[ meeting info | submit an abstract ]

Subaru of America, Inc.GSA MARS FORUM
Now Available via Webcast!

The first GSA Webcast is now online, courtesy of a grant from Subaru of America, Inc. Organized by GSA's Planetary Geology Division, "Public Forum on Mars: The Latest (Red) Dirt from the Mission Makers" took place at the 2004 Annual Meeting in Denver. Top scientists working on active Mars exploration missions spoke to a non-technical audience and answered questions from Mars enthusiasts of all ages. Enjoy!
[ view presentation ]

 SAVE $$ - Register Now!
Get lower prices and ensure your spot on field trips, short courses, and special events by registering now. Dates noted are standard registration deadlines.
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Section Meeting info
 29 April - 1 May, San José, California
28 Mar. register now
 19-20 May, Minneapolis, MN
18 Apr. register now
 Rocky Mountain
 23-25 May, Grand Junction, CO
18 Apr. register now
 Avoid waiting in line on site!  Register online before you come …
 1-2 April, San Antonio, TX
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Food Service Info
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Especially for Students

Mentor Programs for Students - If you plan to attend a Section Meeting, check out the link to this list of Programs where you can count on getting a glimpse into careers in applied geoscience AND a square meal (free). 
Good luck with your poster, too!!

[ view 2005 programs ]

2005 Research Grants: Thank you to all 720 students who applied for the first on-line research grant program!  This year we had a record number of applicants with a 23% jump in applications over the past 10 years. Winning proposals will be selected at the 19 March Research Grant Committee meeting and all students will be notified of their grant status by late April.  Checks will be mailed at that time as well.  Applicants can still view and print their applications by logging in at the site.
[ take me there ]

Take a Students-Only GeoTrip
Eastern Australia — Fossils, Intrusions, Caves, and Coasts.
16-27 June 2005. Departs from Sydney, Australia.
[ more details ]


Ice Age Floods Institute - A range of interpretive resources and materials available to the public.
[ view site ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Read the House Science Committee's Views and Estimates for fiscal year 2006.
[ view report ]

Read the recently released report from the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation,"The Knowledge Economy: Is the U.S. Losing its Competitive Edge? ... Benchmarks of our Innovation Future".
[ learn more ]

Nurturing the Next Einsteins, editorial by Sen. Lamar Alexander published in Science (18 Feb).
[ read editorial ]


View a summary of media coverage for 2004 GSA Publications and Annual Meeting.
[ publications report | annual meeting report ]

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Selected Press Releases received by GSA

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