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Thu, 2019-03-14 17:00
In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with John Hudson and Bill Abriel on the upcoming Energy in Data Conference. The conference will take place in Austin, Texas from 17-19 June. Powered by AAPG, SEG, and SPE, this forward-looking conference will include the latest in digital transformation trends as they relate to the energy sector (topics such as machine learning and data management storage), oil...
Thu, 2019-03-14 16:58
Solo el 16% de la energía que fue liberada por el sismo M = 7 se convirtió en ondas sísmicas, que son responsables por el daño. Sin embargo, el sismo produjo la sacudida de roca madre más fuerte jamás registrada. Si más de su energía se hubiera transformado en ondas, su efecto habría sido mucho mayor.
Thu, 2019-03-14 16:55
The magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which struck Mexico City on 19 September 2017, caused devastation in the city and its surroundings. 369 people died, 57 buildings collapsed, and a much larger number was seriously damaged.
Thu, 2019-03-14 12:18
Jack Boyland is a “freelance” (avocational) paleontologist in New Jersey, who through his field work and discoveries has improved our understanding of the fossil record there. He is affiliated with the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society and the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. We are pleased to present this interview with him, in which he shares his enthusiasm for all things paleontological.Jack Boyland holding up a slab with a large, (45-centimeter/17.5 -inch long) dinosaur track (Eubrontes giganteus) he discovered in the Early Jurassic Portland Formation of Connecticut.How did you become interested in paleontology? I was always fascinated by dinosaurs ever since childhood. It wasn’t until I was nine years old that I went on my first fossil hunt with my club (Delaware Paleontological Society) that my passion really took hold. I remember visiting the famous St. Clair fossil site and feeling like a kid on Christmas morning being surrounded by so many amazing fern...
Wed, 2019-03-13 21:22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sergio de Alba, a sixth-grade teacher at R.M. Miano Elementary School in Los Banos, California, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. De Alba earned his Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies as well as multiple certificates in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language, Multiple Subject Teaching, and School Administration from from California State University, Stanislaus. In his 18 years as a teacher, de Alba has received awards and recognitions such as the Los Banos Unified School District Teacher of the Year award, National Science Teacher Association Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers, EPA Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators award honorable mention, and Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. In addition to teaching, de Alba is highly involved in community projects geared towards science inquiry and multi-cultural...
Wed, 2019-03-13 16:56
Lauryn Williams is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
Tue, 2019-03-12 10:28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2019   ALEXANDRIA, Va. –  The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) today announced plans to restructure its organization to ensure high-quality, ongoing services to its member organizations, program partners, and the wider geoscience community.   AGI is implementing staff reductions, streamlining, and reorganizing to continue uninterrupted service to stakeholders. Recognizing that these are challenging times for organizations in the geoscience community, AGI will share lessons learned with stakeholders and members, as part of its tradition of collaborative leadership.   “AGI has proudly provided a unified voice for the geoscience community for more than 70 years,” says AGI Executive Director Allyson K. Anderson Book. “As we look to the future along with our member organizations across the geosciences, we understand that emerging demands are challenging us to be willing to change and respond in new ways.”   “We are...
Tue, 2019-03-12 09:19
AGU CEO/Executive Director Chris McEntee On 11 March, AGU issued the following statement from Executive Director/CEO Chris McEntee “AGU Responds to White House’s Budget Proposal for FY 2020.” Click here to read the full statement. Make your voice heard on this critically important issue by reaching out to your member of Congress today to tell them how valuable science is their community and across the nation, and why they should support a fiscal year 2020 budget proposal that includes strong investments in science. The post AGU Responds to White House’s Budget Proposal for FY 2020 appeared first on From The Prow.
Tue, 2019-03-12 07:48
The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) recently held their annual open meeting at UNESCO, reviewing progress in 2018 and announcing their latest funded projects. Joel Gill* reports on this meeting, introducing the IGCP and sharing thoughts on how to craft a successful application. Continue reading →
Mon, 2019-03-11 12:36
Don’t forget, the deadline to submit your entries to our Geoscientist magazine cover competition is midnight on Sunday 17th March! We’re celebrating women in the geosciences and marking our 100th anniversary of female Fellowship with a special issue in May – read more about the competition here. Entries are welcome from any age group and … Continue reading →