Undergraduate and Graduate Student Presentation Awards

GSA encourages abstract submissions by student authors. To recognize exceptional work, the Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Sections will each offer daily outstanding poster awards to both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as a single outstanding oral presentation award to both a graduate and an undergraduate student.

Undergraduate Research Posters (Theme Session 17)

Advocates: Kathleen Surpless, Trinity Univ., ; K. Hannula, Fort Lewis College, . Submissions to this session will highlight undergraduate student research contributions to the varied geoscience subdisciplines. Student research results from National Science Foundation–Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) and similar programs are welcome.

Mentor Programs

Cosponsored by the GSA Foundation.
For more information, visit GSA Mentors or contact Jennifer Nocerino, .

Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geoscience
Wed., 18 May, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Riverwoods Conference Center, Maple Room.
Students will have the opportunity to discuss career prospects and challenges with professional geoscientists from multiple disciplines over a FREE lunch.

John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program
Thurs., 19 May, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Riverwoods Conference Center, Maple Room.
This event gives students with an interest in applied hydrogeology or hydrology as a career an opportunity to interact and network with professionals over a FREE lunch.

Travel Grants

Deadline: 18 April

To qualify, you must

  1. Be a GSA student member Not a member? JOIN NOW!
  2. Be registered for the meeting before you can apply for a grant; and
  3. Complete the online travel grant application form.

Travel Grant
Application Form

Checks will be available for grant recipients to pick up at the meeting (in person, with photo ID).


Learn more about your Section's travel-grant eligibility guidelines:
   • Rocky Mountain Section
   • Cordilleran Section


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