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Fri, 2016-09-23 16:58
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of shoreline change rates along the Texas Gulf Coast from the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences (@txgeosciences), which you can find at If you're interested in learning more about coastal hazards, check out Flood Basics.
Fri, 2016-09-23 15:00
Mark Zoback Recognized for Contributions to the Public Understanding of Geoscience FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 9/23/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to recognize Stanford University's Mark Zoback for his contributions to the public understanding of geoscience. He has made outstanding and seminal contributions towards advancing the fields of earthquake physics and reservoir geomechanics to solve wide-ranging problems of scientific, engineering and economic importance.    Zoback began his career by studying geophysics at the University of Arizona. He spent two years working as a geophysicist in the oil industry before continuing his geophysical studies at Stanford, earning a Master's degree and a Ph.D. Following his studies, he spent nine years at the U.S. Geological Survey. He joined Stanford University in 1984 and is currently the Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences; a Senior...
Fri, 2016-09-23 12:35
The book, "America's Geologic Heritage: An Invitation to Leadership" published by the National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute has won an award. Book designer, Angela Terry, just won an American Graphic Design Award from the Design Magazine Graphic Design USA. The design of the book underscores the great beauty and irreplaceable value of our geologic heritage. The recognition is especially timely as Earth Science Week prepares to celebrate the 2016 theme of “Our Shared Geoheritage” in October. The book is available as a free PDF download.   
Fri, 2016-09-23 10:07
The Society for Mining and Metallurgy Exploration, Inc. (SME) announced that the Team Concepts for the Move Mining competition are due December 1st, 2016. This is a competition created to raise awareness of mining and the value of mining in society. 
Fri, 2016-09-23 08:00
Former Indiana State Geologist, John C. Steinmetz recognized for Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 9/23/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is recognizing John C. Steinmetz, with the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI. He has served as a leader between AGI and the Association of American State Geologists for two decades and he has been a long-standing member of the GeoRef Advisory Committee.    In 1993, Steinmetz served as an advisor for the three-phase National Geoscience Data Repository System project, which led the way in improving access to critical geoscience data, such as rock cores and cuttings, well logs, paleontological and geochemical samples, and digital seismic data. The grant that funded this project is historically the single largest grant that AGI has received.  The project resulted in the transfer of at risk geoscience data from the oil and gas...
Thu, 2016-09-22 17:00
Alabama State Geologist, Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., Recognized for Contributions to the Field of Geoscience FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 09/22/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., the State Geologist of Alabama, with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, its highest award.  He is recognized for his roles, abilities and successes in bringing academia, government, industry and the public together to address major societal challenges in the geosciences.    Dr. Tew has served as State Geologist and Oil and Gas Supervisor of Alabama for 14 years and, in these capacities, he directs the Geological Survey of Alabama and the State Oil and Gas Board. He is a fellow at the Geological Society of America; a member of the National Petroleum Council; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine'...
Thu, 2016-09-22 16:10
Many of the AGI Federation Member Organizations, which are societies and organizations that you can join, will be exhibiting at the GSA Annual Meeting this week in Denver, Colorado. This is a great opportunity to meet with society leaders and student members alike. Societies are a great opportunity to propel your career or reinforce your network. Don't be a stranger, stop by and say hello! Additionally many AGI Member Organizations are hosting technical sessions as well.          Societies Exhibiting  AASP - The Palynological Society. Booth 143. AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Booth 627. AGU - American Geophysical Union. Booth 600. AGI - American Geosciences Institute. Booth 608. AIPG - American Institute of Professional Geologists. Booth 604.  AWG - Association for Women Geoscientists. Booth 454. AASG - Association of American State Geologists. Booth 606. AESE- Association of Earth Science Editors. Booth 714....
Thu, 2016-09-22 15:06
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of surface geology from the Arkansas Geological Survey (@ARGeological), which you can find at . If you're interested in learning more about Arkansas geology, further resources are available on our Research Database.
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:57
The USGS tweeted a reminder that it hosts a page that is a collection of selected videotaped lectures given at USGS facilities, that are suitable for viewing by the public and upper-level students (grade 8 through university). 
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:46
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) publication EOS published "AGU-Sponsored Workshop Targets Sexual Harassment in the Sciences" an article summarizing highlights from their workshop held September 9th, 2016 at their headquarters. The article covers the history of sexual harassment in the sciences, and notes that fieldwork tends to exacerbate harassment problems.    They also discussed the challenge of the "celebrity scientist" but also outlined possible steps that could be taken by universities and employers to mitigate these issues in the future. The article notes that guiding principles to help scientific societies, academic institutions and other organizations improve workplace climate is anticipated by the end of 2016.