The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has joined the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) as the AGI Federation's 52nd Member Society. The admission of AMS to the AGI Federation was formally approved by the AGI Member Society Council on October 23, 2017, at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Many geoscientists associate the name Goldschmidt as one of the premier conferences in the field of geochemistry - just follow the associated hashtags on Twitter and you'll see how this field shapes our understanding of the world. Little know the man behind the name.
Geoscience is an inherently interdisciplinary field of study. Where one geoscientists' research transitions from one field to another is a hard line to draw, and that is why so many organizations are part of the AGI Federation, including organizations like the Soil Science Society of America!
The American Geophysical Union published a new post in their science policy blog, "The Bridge" about five ways federal funding is affecting geoscience. How well do you understand sequestration and the effects of a Continuing Resolution? Check it out to learn more.
The American Society of Civil Engineers shared a dispatch from one of their members and her reflections on Puerto Rico's infrastructure from an engineer's perspective following Hurricane Maria. She shares how collapsed roads are affecting communities, and trips to buy gas can take all day. Read her account here.