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Fri, 2016-09-16 10:03
Science Debate announced that the presidential candidates have responded to their 20 Questions. AGI, with 11 AGI member organizations and 44 other nonpartisan U.S. organizations, called on the Presidential candidates to address 20 questions on the most important science, engineering, technology, health, and environment issues facing the next President.
Fri, 2016-09-16 08:58
In a recent blog post by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, author Darin Croft reflects on his experiences as a vertebrate paleontologist and how his career has shaped his outlook on incomplete fossil assemblages, and how his understanding of the taphonomy has matured with experience. Fun brush up for the paleontologists at heart. 
Thu, 2016-09-15 17:06
The Society of Economic Geologists has announced two upcoming events. The first is the "Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny" in Çesme, Turkey, September 25-28, 2016. From November 29th-December 2nd, 2016 SEG will be offering a Senior Exploration Management Course at the SEG Course Center in Littleton, Colorado. Informational documents are attached to this post, and both events have been listed on the AGI GeoCalendar.      SEG 2016: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny "The Tethyan belt is one of the world's most extensive tectonic and metallogenic belts, extending from Europe across Turkey and Asia Minor, through Iran and Tibet to the Malay peninsula. The SEG-MJD 2016 Conference will focus on collisional tectonics of the Tethyan Orogeny and ophiolite obduction, Cretaceous and Tertiary Tethyan arc magmatism, and later-stage Tethyan sedimentary basin and supergene environment development in an integrated approach to better understand the tectonic and metallogenic...
Thu, 2016-09-15 13:36
In the September 2016 issue of "AEG News,"  the monthly newsletter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), President Paul Santi muses on ways to retain student members in his piece titled Student Member + x = Professional Member (on page 4). He notes that student members make up approximately 1/3 of the AEG membership but that number declines steeply upon their graduation. Santi presents some fun ideas to keep student members on at the professional level. 
Thu, 2016-09-15 12:53
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Women's Network Committee announced that they will be hosting a post-meeting workshop on Bias and Bullying. Both men and women are encouraged to participate. The workshop will take place October 20th, 2016 from 1:00-5:30pm in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. This workshop was convened following a survey conducted of the SEG membership to start gathering statistics on the member experiences with bullying. Initial results are available in the article. 
Thu, 2016-09-15 12:37
In the July-August-September issue of the American Institute of Professional Geologists' "The Professional Geologist" new Executive Director, Aaron Johnson introduces himself to AIPG and the geoscience community. Discover his vision for the organization, and learn about his career as a geoscientist. 
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.