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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Mon, 2019-07-22 11:57
Over the last 25 years, Petroleum Geoscience has been publishing leading research papers on exploration and development of sub-surface hydrocarbon resources and related themes in applied geoscience. The journal is a joint enterprise between the Geological Society of London (GSL) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), published by the GSL Publishing House. … Continue reading →
Mon, 2019-07-22 10:21
(L to R) AGU Exec. Vice President Janice LaChance, Head of the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences Brijesh K Bansal, AGU President Robin Bell, and AGU CEO/ Exec. Director Chris McEntee ⁦at the ⁦IUGG⁩ general assembly in Montreal. At AGU, we often say that science has no borders and takes no political sides. Science has the powerful ability to make profound impacts on nations, economies, and local communities. However, a tide of nationalism across the globe — manifested in the form of incendiary social media posts, trade wars, reactionary protectionism, and even overt violence — is on the rise. And often hand-in-hand with nationalism comes scientific disinformation campaigns that are both subtle and staggeringly overt. It is in this political environment, when things appear most toxic, that I have been inspired to witness the deep commitment to the scientific enterprise by people from all over the world. Over the last few months, I have met with leaders from international bodies...
Sun, 2019-07-21 17:14
The Geological Society of America, the Geological Society of America Foundation, and the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences announce a travel grant and mentoring program for graduate students and early career scientists (within 7 years of receiving their PhD). Click below for more information!2020 IGC Travel Grant Flyer  
Sun, 2019-07-21 16:57
The Paleontological Society is now accepting applications for two student members to participate in Geo-CVD 2019! The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with other science societies including the Paleontological Society, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington, DC, for the annual Geoscience Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) on September 10-11, 2019.Geo-CVD is a great opportunity for researchers, students, educators, engineers, and industry professionals to gain exposure to the legislative process and inform federal lawmakers about the value of the geosciences to help inform policy decisions. For more information, please visit https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/geo-cvd To this end, the Paleontological Society has approved funds to support travel for two student members, either undergraduate or graduate students, for up to $1,500 each. The closing date for applications is August 9, 2019.To apply please...
Fri, 2019-07-19 09:30
By Terri Cook, GSA Science Communication Fellow Fifty years ago, 600 million people breathlessly watched a live television broadcast during which astronaut Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first steps on the surface of another world—an achievement that many still consider one of humanity’s greatest feats. The first lunar landing is all the more impressive when you contemplate that it occurred just eight years after our nation’s first space flight—Alan B. Shepard Jr.’s 15-minute suborbital “pop-up”—and less than seven months after Apollo 8’s thrilling initial voyage around the Moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, pictured here, spent 2.5 hours exploring the Moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission. Image credit: NASA Armstrong’s first, tentative steps on the dusty lunar surface on 20 July, 1969 were the culmination of many converging factors. These included President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring leadership; massive budget appropriations totaling $25 billion—about $...
Thu, 2019-07-18 16:03
The Paleontological Society is now accepting applications for two student members to participate in Geo-CVD 2019! The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with other science societies including the Paleontological Society, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington, DC, for the annual Geoscience Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) on September 10-11, 2019.Geo-CVD is a great opportunity for researchers, students, educators, engineers, and industry professionals to gain exposure to the legislative process and inform federal lawmakers about the value of the geosciences to help inform policy decisions. For more information, please visit https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/geo-cvd To this end, the Paleontological Society has approved funds to support travel for two student members, either undergraduate or graduate students, for up to $1,500 each. The closing date for applications is August 1, 2019.To apply please send...
Thu, 2019-07-18 12:44
Universities and community colleges can join the inaugural DOE Solar District Cup, to re-imagine how solar energy is generated, managed, and used.
Thu, 2019-07-18 11:49
When you’re in Washington D.C. as summer interns representing the Paleontological Society (PS) and American Geosciences Institute (AGI), you just have to visit the newly opened “Deep Time” fossil hall at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institute). From left to right, AGI interns Lia Pikus and Jackie Richards, and PS intern Sophie Hanson. (The following is a report from Sophie Hanson, who is a Paleontological Society Intern in Washington D.C. this summer.)Hello Paleontological Society!My name is Sophie Hanson and I am delighted to serve as the Paleontological Society Intern at the American Geosciences Institute this summer. I am a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College studying Geology and History.My internship is centered around a research project and my topic concerns public lands and the implications their governance has for paleontology. In just a few weeks of research, I have been astounded by just how expansive and multi-faceted this...
Tue, 2019-07-16 09:27
2019 marks 100 years since women were able to be elected as Fellows of the Geological Society, with the first eight elected in May 1919. They came from a diverse range of specialisms, backgrounds and experience - as part of our activities to mark the anniversary, we're profiling each of them. Continue reading →
Tue, 2019-07-16 08:30
New Assistant Secretary Dr. Rita Baranwal discusses her vision and plans for the future of nuclear energy.

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