Geosciences in the heart of Texas

March 02, 2017

Boulder, Colo., USA: Geoscientists from the south-central U.S. and beyond will convene on 13-14 March in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic features of the region. Sharon Mosher, Dean of the Jackson School of Earth Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin will deliver the keynote presentation, "Preparing Students for the Future Geoscience Workforce."

The meeting coincides with some of the best weather of the year, providing opportunities for spectacular field trips across the south Texas region. Trips include an overview of the Edwards Aquifer, a visit to Robber Baron Cave, and kayaking along the Llano River. One of the workshops will cover drone integration into geoscience research.

Keynote Presentation

Sharon Mosher, Dean of the Jackson School of Earth Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin Preparing Students for the Future Geoscience Workforce
Mon., 13 March, 5-7 p.m., Omni Colonnade San Antonio La Joya Ballroom

Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program

The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into 15 themed sessions covering an array of research of geoscience disciplines.

Micro- to Macroscopic Evidence of Life and its Implications for the Evolution and Interpretation of the Biosphere in Earth Systems.

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017SC/webprogram/Session41528.html

Monday, 13 March, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Grand Ballroom F (Omni Colonnade San Antonio). Presentations include

Fostering Cultures of Deliberate Inclusion in Geosciences.

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017SC/webprogram/Session41533.html
Tuesday, 14 March, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Grand Ballroom F (Omni Colonnade San Antonio). Presentations include
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MEDIA REGISTRATION

Eligibility for media registration is as follows:

Present media credentials to Lindsey Henslee onsite at the GSA registration desk to obtain a badge for media access. Complimentary meeting registration covers attendance at all technical sessions and access to the exhibit hall. Journalists and PIOs must pay regular fees for paid luncheons and any short courses or field trips in which they participate. Representatives of the business side of news media, publishing houses, and for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay the appropriate fees.

For additional information and assistance, contact Christa Stratton, GSA Director of Communications, at the address above.

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The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 26,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.

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