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Hot Off The Press
GSA Bulletin in Press
Meeting News
AGI Director Steps Down
View Archive
Membership Matters
GeoVenture Memories 2006
GSA Employment Service
Especially for Students
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

GSA Bulletin In Press

GSA Bulletin recently launched an In Press section on the Web site. As a result, PDFs of publication-ready papers can now be viewed before they are even printed. This new offering reduces the journal’s accept-to-online time to as little as seven weeks. Visit the In Press section of the GSA Bulletin site to read the absolute latest in earth science publishing.
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Meeting News


flower in mudbedTop Drought Scientists and Policy Makers Participate in Upcoming Drought Meeting
Don Wilhite, Gene Whitney, Connie Woodhouse … these are just a few of the leading drought professionals slated to speak at Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments: Creating a Roadmap for Change in the U.S., taking place 18-20 September, in Longmont, Colorado.
[ view program | view abstracts ]

GSA Announces NSF Scholarships for the Drought Meeting
Students and minority stakeholders are invited to apply for funding to attend Managing Drought. For more information, e-mail Deborah Nelson, and include Drought Scholarship in the subject line.

The Pursuit of Science: 2006 GSA Annual Meeting
Building on a Foundation
of Discovery
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22–25 October 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Save $$ – Standard Registration ends 12 September. The registration and hotel forms are now linked so you only have to enter your information once to complete both functions.


P2. Evidence for Long-Term Survival of Microorganisms and Preservation of DNA [ learn more ]
Frank Pazzaglia, Paul Bierman, Milan Pavich, Dorothy Merritts

P3. Geosciences and the Media: How Can We Better Communicate the Imperatives of Sustainability? [ learn more ]
Paul H. Reitan, Susan W. Kieffer, E-an Zen, Allison R. Palmer

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Student Travel Assistance
Apply for a Student Travel Grant.
Three separate grants are available 1. GSA Student Travel Fund
2. Section Travel Grant
3. Minority Student Travel Grant
Apply for one, two, or all three.
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Professionals: You can help students attend.
The need is great—more than 300 applied for these funds last year!
Donate on your registration form or call the GSA Foundation, +1-303-357-1054.


Would you like to be involved in organizing and presenting a GSA Specialty Meeting on your favorite geo-topic? We are particularly interested in expanding our scientific scope to include related disciplines, emerging fields, and cross-cutting issues. For more information, e-mail Deborah Nelson and include GSA Specialty Meeting in the subject line.


The Mining Hall of Fame in Western Australia posts an interactive periodic table online, offering a great way to learn about the use of elements in everyday items.

Find just the right image for your next lecture at the United Nations Environment Programme Maps and Graphics Library — an on-going project to collect and catalog graphic products in a wide range of themes related to environment and sustainable development. There are currently 779 graphics available in the database.

GeoVentures Memories 2006

GeoVentures geoscience tours are wonderful ways to travel and learn about interesting science. Brush up on your world geography and geology by joining us each year on fabulous trips around the world. Sign up for GeoVentures E-News to get announcements on the 2007 trips!
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Especially for Students

Mann Mentors in PhillyPursuing a Hydrogeology Career? The Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeoplogy Program at the GSA Annual Meeting is for you!
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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR), 1-2 Oct. 2006, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Deadline for preregistration and submission of abstract/resume: 13 September 2006. Cash awards for poster winners and honorable mentions!
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience




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