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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Are You Interested in Paleoclimate Research?

TED has great talks over various science topics.  Check this one out titled: Discovering Ancient Climates in Oceans and Ice, talk by Rob Dunbar. 

http://www.ted.com/talks/rob_dunbar.html

Geoscience Career Opportunity

Want to work on Capitol Hill and have a positive impact for the geosciences? GSA is seeking a new Director of Geoscience Policy. Follow the link for the job description.
http://www.geosociety.org/humanres/1109dgp.htm

Monday, August 15, 2011

Free Web-cast session at GSA 2011: "T.171 Developing the Global Geoscientist..."

The YES Network is convening GSA Session 215: "T.171 Developing the Global Geoscientist through International Geoscience Networks and Research Projects"

This session will be broadcast via web-cast, and web-based participation is free. Find the session's schedule and register as a web-based participant on the YES Network website: www.networkyes.org/index.php/meetings/gsa_2011/

This session will focus on best practices for cultivating global geoscientists through the use of international geoscience networks and cutting-edge technologies and the development of international research projects from these international networks. This session also highlights the Geoscientists Without Borders® program and its associated projects, including the logistics of establishing projects and the impact the program and projects have made.

Session Chairs: Leila Gonzales, Sophie J. Hancock
Co-sponsoring Organizations:GSA Geoscience Education Division; YES Network; American Geological Institute; Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation; GSA Geophysics Division; Society of Economic Geologists

Thank you to the SEG Foundation and the American Geological Institute for making the session web-cast possible.

YES USA Member Activities at GSA in Minneapolis, MN

Hi YES members!

Those of you who will be attending GSA this year in Minneapolis, MN might want to consider participating in these informal YES Network USA events:

1. Join us for an informal dinner where you can meet other YES USA members to share stories, research and ideas about being a young geoscientist. We will be organizing this informal event the week of GSA once schedules are more finalized.  If you are interested, please contact Heather Houlton (the YES USA webmaster).

2. Come join in on the Green Space 5K run as a YES USA member at GSA!  It will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday, October 10th at 6:30am.  Registration is $20, but includes a T-shirt!  If you're interested, please contact Tiffany Rivera or Mary Seid for more information!  

Friday, August 5, 2011

Short Course offered at GSA 2011

Short Course 515: Setting up a GeoSciML data service to publish your geological map data

Saturday, 8 October 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $50; includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Early registration deadline is 6 September, Registration after 6 September costs an additional $3, Cancellation deadline: 12 September
Organizers: Arizona Geological Survey, AGI, and YES Network

This course is aimed at graduate students and early-career faculty who are doing geological mapping projects and are interested in online data publication. GeoSciML is a standards-based data format that provides a framework for application-neutral encoding of geoscience thematic data and related spatial data. Using GeoSciML, you will learn how to set up a GeoSciML data service so that you can publish your geological mapping data in a vendor-neutral format that will allow for data exchange and interoperability. Participants are required to bring their own laptops that are equipped with a wireless connection.

To register for the short course, go to:
http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2011/courses.htm