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Tue, 2018-09-11 12:50
This blog is part of a series addressing issues further explored in GSA’s Pardee Session Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences. Attend the Women Rising session, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, Sagamore Ballroom 5, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, followed by a networking social, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. By Blair Schneider, PhD, University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence, Lawrence KS A few weeks ago, I was at a park with my two-year-old daughter, my best friend, and her two kids. We were catching up on each other’s lives and reflecting on some recent parenthood struggles when she asked me if I had heard about the attempted abduction of a women running in our community a few days prior. From there, our conversation quickly turned to our concern for our daughters’ futures. This is a subject that I have thought about for several years. How can I prepare my daughter to enter a world/workforce that is riddled with threats of harassment...
Tue, 2018-09-11 07:06
Geological Society production editor Samuel Lickiss gives us an insight into his working day, in the second in our series of posts celebrating Peer Review Week 2018. Continue reading →
Tue, 2018-09-11 05:54
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists D.C. – Maryland – Virginia Chapter (www.aeg-bwh.org) Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Amphora Restaurant in Vienna, VA. AEG Members $40, Non-members $45 (includes dinner; student and retiree discounts available). Please register by Monday, September 17, via online payment (http://www.aeg-bwh.org/e-pay). Presenter: Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor of Geology, Northern Virginia Community College Title: Visualization in Geology Lore has it that a picture is worth a thousand words. But whether this is the correct “exchange rate” depends on the quality of the picture. What makes for an effective geological visualization? Where do poor geo-visualizations go astray? Where has geo-visualization come from, and where is it going? Callan Bentley has been a prominent public-facing geo-visualizer for more than a decade. His posts on the geoblog “Mountain Beltway” are...
Tue, 2018-09-11 05:05
Geology is a descriptive science, which is to say, geologists are label-makers. We record observations by assigning labels to data. Labels can either be numbers or they can be words. As such, of the numerous tasks that machine learning is fit for attacking, supervised classification problems are perhaps the most accessible – the most intuitive – for geoscientists. Take data that already has labels. Build a model that learns the relationships between the data and labels. Use that model to make labels for new data. The concept is the same whether a geologist or an algorithm is doing it, and in both cases we want to test how well our classifier is at doing its label-making. Say we have a classifier that will tell us whether a given combination of rock properties is either a dolomite (purple) or a sandstone (orange). Our classifier could be a person...
Mon, 2018-09-10 17:41
El próximo terremoto de M~7 podría ocurrir dentro de los siguientes 5 a 10 años
Mon, 2018-09-10 17:31
The next M~7 could occur within 5 to 10 years
Mon, 2018-09-10 14:35
Brandon Charles Bielhy, Contractor Emergency Manager for the Department of Energy Headquarters Emergency Management Team
Mon, 2018-09-10 14:27
Meet John Crapo, Deputy Program Manager, Consequence Management Program, Office of Nuclear Incident Response.
Mon, 2018-09-10 14:15
Meet William Bruce Carrier III, Headquarters Protective Force.
Mon, 2018-09-10 10:18
Prairie View A&M and Tennessee State University students spent two weeks exploring the digital world while learning from National Labs scientists.