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Gas Hydrates

Seeking Earth Science Fair Judges

Help GSA Reward Young Geoscientists —
Volunteer to be a Judge

GSA provides three special awards for earth science project excellence at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. We are seeking judges for this prestigious event, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, 9-10 May 2006. If you are interested in this fascinating and rewarding volunteer activity, please contact Chris McLelland at +1-303-357-1082,

Calendar Close-Ups

    GSA is co-sponsoring the American Meteorological Society's 86th Annual Meeting, 28 January-3 February 2006 in Atlanta at the World Congress Center.

    GSA is also co-sponsor of the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, Joint meeting of SSA and EERI, 18-22 April 2006. GSA View Entire Calendarmembers are eligible for the member registration rate.

    GSA is helping to organize the Chinese International Conference on Continental Dynamics and Environmental Change of the Tibetan Plateau, 18-21 June 2006, Xining, Qinghai Province, China. The last date to register is 31 January 2006.


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In This Issue:
Meeting News
Hot Off The Press
GeoCorps America™
Classified Ads & GeoMart
Gas Hydrates
Headquarters Update
GSA Awards & Recognition
View Archive
Earth Science Fair Judges
Especially for Students
Hurricane Relief Project
Calendar Close-ups
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Happy holidays
from all of us at GSA.

Meeting News

Backbone of the Americas

Backbone of the Americas
Mendoza, Argentina
3-7 April 2006.
Co-convened by
GSA and Asociación Geológica Argentina
[ organizers | topics ]

Need an extra day to complete your abstract or financial aid applications?
Abstract Submission and Financial Aid Deadlines
Extended to 16 December 2005

Standard registration rates are in effect through 19 February 2006. More updates on Backbone of the Americas – Patagonia to Alaska are available in the Second Circular.

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of the 2006
Annual Meeting

2006 GSA Annual Meeting - Philly2006 GSA Annual Meeting
Philadelphia —
22-25 October

Proposal Due Dates:
1 January Short Courses &
K-16 Workshops
10 January Technical Program
15 January Field Trips
[ submit a proposal ]

This meeting is taking shape NOW! Help make it a vibrant and cutting-edge program by submitting a session proposal.

Help GSA diversify! Invite a colleague (from your discipline or an allied science) to submit a proposal. GSA makes it easy! Just download this draft e-mail message with live links, written for people unfamiliar with GSA and its annual meeting, and tailor it for your use.
[ invite a colleague to submit a proposal ]

2006 Section Meetings

Upcoming Abstract Deadlines:
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2006 GeoVentures

GeoHostel 2006: “The Tectonic Development of Southern California, from the Beaches of San Diego to the San Andreas Fault” 11-16 March 2006, San Diego/Indio, CA Registration deadline: 1 February 2006
[ information/registration ]

Edna CollisHeadquarters Update

GSA staffer Edna Collis is retiring after 20 years …
[ more details ]

GSA Awards & Recognition

Citations and responses for the 2005 GSA Award and Medal Recipients are now available for viewing.
[ view awards ]

Deadline for the GSA 2006 award nominations and 2006 Fellowship nominations is 1 Feb. 2006.
Nominate a colleague today for:
[ GSA Awards | Fellowship ]

GSA Geophysics Division is seeking nominations for the George P. Woollard Award, given annually to recognize outstanding geology contributions through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics.
[ more details ]

Especially for Students

GSA is now accepting Research Grant Applications for 2006. The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students at universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. In 2005, 45% of the applicants received funding with the average award being US$1533.
[ full details ]

Applications are due soon for two University of Michigan student training programs in Biosphere-Atmosphere studies.
[ learn more ]

Hurricane Relief Project

GSA Member Allison Dean begins to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
[ read her letter ]

New postings for needed Library Items are now on the GSA Hurricane Relief Bulletin Board.
[ see if you can help ]

GSA is also accepting monetary donations to help replace K-12 resources. On the GSA Foundation Web page, click on the pull-down list and scroll to "Hurricane Katrina Relief: K-12 Resources."
[ donate now ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

For information on other Congressional Science Fellow opportunities, please visit the AGI and AGU Web sites.


Miocene Mammal Mapping Project (MIOMAP) integrates a Geographic Information System (GIS) with a detailed Miocene database to enable users to pinpoint mammal fossil locations in the Western United States.
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The Virtual Fossil Museum is an educational resource providing an extensive and growing collection of fossil images.
[ check it out ]


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