Jan. 30, 2007
DEAR GEOSCIENCE STUDENTS:
GSA Membership Matters
Membership is an incredible value at only US $30/year, and I
recommend you join right away in order to take advantage of benefits
such as free online access to Geology and GSA Bulletin.
You can apply anytime online or see me with questions and obtain a paper
application. If you are already a GSA member, please update
your addresses (physical and e-mail) if they have changed recently.
Smaller regional GSA
Section Meetings provide an unparalleled opportunity for student
participation in the scientific community, and I invite you to learn
more and participate. Some of the abstract deadlines have passed but you
can still take advantage of spring 2007 Mentor
Programs if you attend. Each GSA Section offers student Travel
Grants to their spring regional meeting. You can view a GSA
Section Meeting Opportunities flyer for more information.
GSA Student GeoVenture
Dinosaur Expedition for Students Paleo Dig
716 July 2007 (10 days). Deposit
deadline: 29 May 2007.
This 100% hands-on expedition will focus on field based research
including the importance of data analysis using fossils documented and
collected in the field. Our expert paleontologists will cover subjects
like taphonomy, taxonomy, osteo-anatomy, sedimentology, fossil prep lab
techniques, and geologic time using real life examples and museum
artifacts. This program is NOT a tour, but a hands-on dig. As a research
team member, you are given the opportunity to learn and take part in
actual field techniques used to find, collect, and preserve dinosaur
fossils. For more information, go to www.geoventures.org.
Other great GSA GeoVentures learning vacations are open to everyone!
2029 July 2007
Changing Glaciers Changing Landscapes
2128 July 2007
of the Sierra Nevada & White-Inyo Range, California
411 August 2007
Student members of GSA receive free online access to GSA
Journals (Geology, GSA Bulletin, and Geosphere), and you will
find this site invaluable. The GSA
Online Bookstore is also a valuable resource for the latest in
published geoscience information. GSA Members receive a 30% discount on most
items in the GSA bookstore, and you should check regularly to see
2007 Conference: Data to Knowledge
17-18 May 2007,
Co-sponsored by GSA, this conference will provide a national forum
for researchers and educators from earth and planetary sciences and
information technology/computer science. Participants will present new
data, data analysis or modeling techniques, and visualization schemes or
technologies as they relate to developing the cyber infrastructure
framework for the geosciences.
is still growing in support of this innovative field linking earth
and life sciences. Human health issues are increasingly viewed in the
context of the natural world. That many diseases and injuries arise
directly from exposure to natural or anthropogenic agents in the
environment is well recognized. A deepening understanding of linkages
between human health and the environment has been aided by collaboration
between scientists and practitioners in the geosciences and the health
sciences. Stay tuned to the Biogeosciences Web site and its emerging focus
on geology and health.
information on these, and all GSA programs, is always available at the
GSA Web site or from:
+1-888-443-4472 (toll free) or +1-303-357-1000, option 3