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Thu, 2016-09-15 10:57
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of water resources in Georgia from the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (@GASoilandWater), which you can find at If you're interested in states' water resources, make sure to check out the next Critical Issues Forum on the High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer on October 27-28 in Golden, CO.
Wed, 2016-09-14 17:41
Tomorrow, September 15th, 2016 is the last day to enter the American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) 2016 Photo Contest. The theme for SSSA's contest is "Soils Sustain Life." Let us know if you're the lucky winner!
Wed, 2016-09-14 16:44
The official contest period for 2017 Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is now open. The IBA competition is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. Information on University Team Eligibility can be found here. The 2016 Winners, the University of Texas at El Paso Southwestern Section Team was announced at the 2016 AAPG-ACE, and their prize included the Imperial Barrel Award and $20,000. 
Wed, 2016-09-14 16:29
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) awarded its Outstanding Achievement Award to former AGI Executive Director Dr. P. Patrick Leahy (CPG-10507) at their Annual Meeting September, 11th-13th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was noted that Leahy had had a career dedicated to, and impacting the field of geology. 
Wed, 2016-09-14 16:04
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), announced that it is accepting applications for the 2016 scholarship season through October 15, 2016. SME scholarships are available to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. This year more than $425,000 in scholarships will be awarded by SME Divisions, the SME Foundation, the Women’s Auxiliary to AIME (WAAIME), and the Underground Construction Association of SME (UCA of SME). Additionally, several memorial scholarships have been created to honor Society luminaries and their contributions to the industry.  An online portal facilitates the application process, streamlining the procedure for both students and reviewers.
Wed, 2016-09-14 15:49
Follow along #GeoCVD2016 on Twitter and Instagram to see what fellow geoscientists are doing for the Geoscience Congressional Visits Day. Yesterday the participating scientists were given an orientation briefing on how Congress works, and how laws can affect the geosciences both nationally, and at the state level. Today they are touring the House and Senate where they are meeting with their legislators. This annual event is hosted by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Geological Society of America (GSA), the Seismological Society of America (SSA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). AGU has allowed "Guest-Grammers" to share their experiences at Geo-CVD over Instagram. Geo-CVD has made an impact on many scientists, usually as their first experience at the policy-making level.  To learn...
Tue, 2016-09-13 19:21
The National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) announced that the University of Delaware (UD),will provide graduating seniors the opportunity to take the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam starting in 2017. While the UD will pay the expenses related to the Exam and exam proctoring fees, the student will only be required to cover the State of Delaware FG Exam application fee. Successful passing of the FG will enable the students to be a step closer to achieving licensure in 31 States as they begin their careers while providing the UD a valuable assessment of their curriculum in the geosciences. 
Tue, 2016-09-13 19:12
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the Earth Science Women's Network, and the American Geosciences Institute convened a workshop on September 9th, titled, "Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Respond." This Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics Editor-in-Chief's blog post outlines some of the resources available from AGU going forward. Previously AGU's President Margaret Leinen discussed the issue in the "From the Prow" blog, and topic in EOS shortly thereafter.  
Tue, 2016-09-13 18:41
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists publication, "The Leading Edge" published a story on this year's Earth Science Week. In it Earth Science Week Manager, Geoff Camphire explores what geoheritage is, and also has some pointers on how geoscienists can get involved in this year's celebration. 
Wed, 2016-09-07 21:58
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of water resources in Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (@OKWaterBoard) If you liked this map make sure to check out the next Critical Issues Forum on the High Plains/Ogallala Aquifers on October 27-28 in Golden, CO.