1. Integrated Basin Analysis: A Short Course for Students.
    Lori Summa, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; Bob Stewart, ExxonMobil Exploration Co.
    Fri.–Sat., 21–22 March, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Limit: 30 participants.
    Cost: US$25; includes breakfast and lunch. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a US$25 coupon redeemable at the onsite GSA bookstore.
    This course will explore concepts, methods, and tools of petroleum geoscience used on a day-to-day basis in the energy industry. Day 1: review of fundamental stratigraphic and structural concepts. Day 2: focus on an applied problem in basin exploration. Students will make play maps, bid on prospective acreage, and analyze individual prospects within that acreage.
  2. GSA Geoscience Career Program Workshop.
    Sun., 23 March, 1:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE.
    Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
    Jennifer Nocerino, Geological Society of America, jnocerino@geosociety.org.
    Are you about to embark on the search for a job? Are you currently in the job market and want to increase your chances? Would you like feedback on your résumé and some pointers on approaching your interview? This new GSA workshop is designed to help you begin the process. We will discuss cover letters, CVs and résumés, job-hunting skills, and job market statistics.
  3. Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists.
    Sun., 23 March,8 a.m.–noon. US$15.
    Cosponsored by the GSA Geology and Society Division.
    Christa Stratton, Justin Samuel, Geological Society of America
    Scientist-communicators who can present messages clearly and foster respect between science and the lay public are essential for true public engagement with critical scientific issues, but traditional scientific training typically does not prepare scientists to be effective public communicators. This workshop for students, modeled after an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) training course, will give you guidance on how to hone your public communication and outreach skills and the opportunity to practice in a safe and comfortable setting. US$15. Continental breakfast included. Limit: 30.

On to the Future (OTF)

On to the Future (OTF) Meeting Sun., 23 March, 78 a.m., Heritage Salon C.
There is a brief meeting of OTF participants and their sponsors to discuss effective mentoring relationships and networking opportunities for underrepresented students at the GSA section meeting. The goal is to accelerate the process of becoming engaged and involved members of our scientific and professional community. OTF is a grass roots initiative of the GSA.

Mentor Luncheons

Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with professional geoscientists over a FREE lunch. [ more information ]

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience:
Sun., 23 March, noon–1:30 p.m.

John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program:
Mon., 24 March, noon–1:30 p.m.


The application deadline (18 Feb.) has passed.

The Northeastern Section of GSA offers free meeting registration to student volunteers in return for two shifts of ~4 to 5 hours of work at the meeting. The Northeastern Section of GSA will cover meeting registration for student volunteers in return for two shifts of work at the meeting. Students interested in volunteering please contact the Student Volunteer Coordinator, Lynn Marquez,

Travel Grants

Application deadline:
18 Feb. 2014

Please review the eligibility guidelines before applying. The GSA Foundation has funds available for student travel grants. The money, when combined with funds from the Sections, is used to assist both undergraduate and graduate student members of GSA. You must be registered for the meeting BEFORE you can apply. For more information, contact the section secretary, David P. West, .


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