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Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Government Affairs

Comments and suggestions are invited on GSA’s Draft Position Statement on Water Resources. Submit by 11 April to David M. Diodato, .
[ view draft statement ]

Congressional Visits Day, 4-5 March 2008. If you are interested in participating, please contact Craig Schiffries, GSA Director for Geoscience Policy, .
[ learn more ]

Meeting News

2008 Joint Annual Meeting

Joint Annual Meeting

Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth
The 2008 Joint Annual Meeting will highlight and stimulate discussion on critical topics in areas of the participating Societies’ shared involvement, including: Energy, Water Resources, Education, Earth Systems, and more. Our aim in taking this interdisciplinary approach is to shed new light on solving the global problems facing us in the 21st century. Abstracts form is now live — Deadline is 3 June.
[ joint session categories | submit an abstract ]


2008 Section Meetings

NOTICE: Early registration pricing and GSA hotel block discounts are great values. Space is limited and deadlines are near. Act Now!

Cordilleran / Rocky Mountain (Joint Meeting)
19-21 March, Las Vegas, NV
[ register | hotels ]
Early registration deadline: 18 Feb.
Hotel reg deadline: 17-20 Feb.

27-29 March, Buffalo, NY
[ register | hotels ]
Early reg deadline: 25 Feb.
Hotel reg deadline: 25 Feb.

30 March-1 April, Hot Springs, AR
[ register | hotels ]
Early reg deadline: 25 Feb.
Hotel reg deadline: 28 Feb.

10-11 April, Charlotte, NC
[ register | hotels ]
Early reg deadline: 10 March
Hotel reg deadline: 14 March

24-25 April, Evansville, IN
[ register | hotels ]
Early reg deadline: 24 March
Hotel reg deadline: 21 March

Especially for Students

Mentor Opportunities at GSA Section Meetings:
 • Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Programs in Applied Geoscience
 • John Mann Mentors in Hydrogeology
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New!The first annual Farouk El-Baz Student Research Award to encourage and support student desert studies will be presented at the GSA Annual Meeting in Houston.
[ application | information ]

Be A Campus Rep

GSA is seeking new Campus Rep volunteers. Find out if your campus has one (select your state for a current list). If don’t see your campus listed, contact for more information.
[ check for my campus ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

A Sampling of GSA in the News

An article by Zalasiewicz et al. on the possible transition from Holocene to Anthropocene (GSA TODAY, February 2008) is enjoying wide international visibility as well as interest from Parliament (U.K.) and the House of Representatives (U.S.). As of this writing articles have appeared in ScienceNow (published online daily by Science), Science Daily, Innovations Report, Discovery, Yahoo!News, The Australian, Telegraph (U.K.), Portsmouth News (U.K.), National, Christian Science Monitor, Wired,, Money Times, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Start, Winnipeg Free Press, and
[ GSA TODAY science article | Innovations Report article ]

Research by Crow et al. on Quaternary volcanism and lava dams in the Grand Canyon (GEOSPHERE, February 2008) received coverage on Science Daily
[ abstract | Science Daily article ]

Research by Tréhu et al. presenting evidence of probable low-angle thrust earthquakes on the Juan de Fuca-North America plate boundary (GEOLOGY, January 2008) was reported by United Press International and articles appeared in outlets including the Vancouver Sun, WebIndia123, and others.
[ abstract | WebIndia123 article ]

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