GSA Connection GSA Connection
GSA Connection is a monthly
e-publication of The Geological Society of America, containing news and items of interest to the geoscience community. This publication may contain advertising for science-related goods and services.

Hot Off The Press

Visualization Challenge

See What's New in GeoMartYOUR
view rates

Check the Classified AdsLOOKING FOR A JOB? Check GSA's classifieds.

Stay Informed

Sign up for GSA E-NewsWith GSA E-News you can sign up specifically for the information that you want.



Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Check your answers
In This Issue:
Hot Off The Press
Meeting News
Visualization Challenge
GSA Foundation News
Classified Ads & GeoMart
View Archive
Stay Informed!
Especially for Students
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Meeting News


28-31 October 2007, Denver, Colorado
2007 Earth Sciences for Society:
Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth

> Now Accepting Abstracts (deadline: 10 July)
Search the 147 Topical Sessions by discipline or by session sponsors. This makes navigating the technical program easy!
[ view sessions | submit an abstract ]

> Jobseekers: Look whatís NEW this year at the GSA EMPLOYMENT SERVICE CENTER!

Beginning 1 May 2007 posting resumes and viewing job postings is FREE to all GSA members.
   • Post your on-line profile
   • View job postings
   • Interview at the GSA Annual Meeting
   • Review educational career search materials
   [ check out the service ]

> Planning a meeting or event at the Annual Meeting?

To reserve space for your event at the headquarters hotel or the convention center, make your plans now and complete the Space Request Form online (deadline: 27 June).
[ complete details ]



Sign up now …

Space still available on field trips and workshops: Space still available on field trips:



17-18 May 2007, San Diego, California
This conference, sponsored by the GSA Geoinformatics Division, will highlight discovery, integration, management, and visualization of geoscience data. The goal is to improve understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth and our environment over time.
[ information | register now ]

GSA Foundation News

Trustees in the Newsview Trustees ]

  • An Antarctic peak was named after GSA Foundation Trustee, Bob Rutford.
  • Catherine Skinner has written about the links between the natural environment and human health.

New Research Fund

The Farouk El-Baz Student Award has been established through the generosity of the Qatar Foundation to encourage and promote desert research in the broadest sense.
[ more details ]

The Cornerstone Initiative was established to encourage contributions to GSA Foundation from each and every GSA member.
[ learn more ]

Especially For Students

All GSA graduate student research grant notification letters will be mailed out the week of 23 April.

Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Research by García-Ruiz et al. on natural gypsum megacryatals in Naica, Mexico's, Cave of Crystals ("the Sistine Chapel of crystals") (GEOLOGY, April 2007) received extensive worldwide coverage. It was the lead story on BBC News Online on 5 April, received coverage in SCIENCE, NATURE, and appeared on the National Geographic and Discovery Channel Web sites, among others.
[ abstract | BBC News Online article ]

Research by Vanacker et al. on use of revegetation to slow soil erosion in the Ecuadorian Andes (GEOLOGY, April 2007) was reported in NATURE and by, a Web site emphasizing science in third-world countries.
[ abstract | Science and Development Network article ]

A study by Wdowinski et al. on interseismic deformation across the Pacific-North America plate boundary (GEOLOGY, April 2007) received coverage in Science Daily.
[ abstract | Science Daily article ]

If you're not a subscriber to GSA Journals, you can purchase
full text of these articles and others via Bloc of Docs.




Feel free to forward this to your friends and colleagues! Visit the GSA Connection archive on the Web anytime.

© 2007, Geological Society of America, 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. All rights reserved.

Click here to manage your GSA e-News subscriptions.

GSA Connection is a monthly e-publication of The Geological Society of America, containing news and items of interest to the geoscience community. This publication may contain links to sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. GSA is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. GSA Connection may also contain advertising for science-related goods and services.

Go to the GSA Home Page