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Wed, 2018-05-30 14:11
What drew Chi-Chang Kao, Director of SLAC, into STEM? Read on to find out.
Wed, 2018-05-30 12:52
Barney Warf and Blake Mayberry work on The Professional Geographer, one of three academic journals published by the AAG. The Professional Geographer, published four times a year, was initially a publication of the American Society of Professional Geographers but became a journal of the American Association of Geographers in 1949 after the two organisations merged. The focus […]
Tue, 2018-05-29 18:33
A newly-accepted study shows that our ability to forecast earthquakes appears to be getting better.
Tue, 2018-05-29 17:08
Chelsea Chee’s leadership across several major projects in New Mexico, including her Natives in STEM project, helped earn her the award.
Tue, 2018-05-29 12:25
WIPP Becomes Testing Ground for Robot Created by Students
Tue, 2018-05-29 12:05
EM Helps Oak Ridge Schools Take Next Steps in STEM Education
Tue, 2018-05-29 02:00
Heavy spring rains and widespread flooding has killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands in Kenya this year.
Fri, 2018-05-25 16:40
Wednesday was a good day. Over 150 participants came to Room 251 for all or part of the first 'unsession' at the AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City. I was one of the hosts of the event, and emceed the afternoon. In a nutshell, it was awesome. I have facilitated unsessions before, but this event was on a new scale. Twelve tables of 8–10 seats — covered in sticky notes, stickers, coloured pens, and large sheets of paper — quickly filled up. Together, we burned about 10 person-weeks of human productivity, raising the temperature in the room by several degrees in the process. Diversity means good conversation On the way in, people self-identified as mostly software (blue name tags) or mostly soft rocks (red), as a non-serious way to get a handle on how many data scientists we had...
Fri, 2018-05-25 11:29
A new study has shown that in slowly-deforming regions, like Eastern North America, aftershocks can last for hundreds of years.
Fri, 2018-05-25 08:43
AGU is committed to safeguarding our members’ and users’ privacy and safety, and to updating our privacy policies and processes to keep pace with emerging best practice and the evolving body of law concerning privacy. The latest update to AGU policy is reflected in our Master Privacy Policy, which now includes a section concerning our commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy that primarily concerns the personal data of individuals within the EU. A related section concerning data retention has also been added to the policy, and the Governing Law section has been updated. Fortunately for AGU, the Privacy Task Force that was responsible for developing the Master Privacy Policy, which was enacted in 2016, and for introducing the Privacy Guidelines Principles and Practices, anticipated the direction of the GDPR requirements. The policy’s section on Access to and Ability to Correct Data, as well as the...