The 53rd annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 4 to 7, 2019. AESE meetings are a wonderful way to learn about earth science editing, publishing and communication. Our meetings, generally small in size, consist of two days of technical sessions and a one-day field trip, and provide an unparalleled opportunity to network with other editors, publishers, educators and others working in the earth sciences.
The following message was sent by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists:
During the 2018-2019 school year, the SEG Scholarships program awarded 122 scholarships to dedicated students studying geosciences at various universities around the world.
Our scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 USD per academic year, averaging about $3,700 per scholarship. The number of available scholarships depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amount they contribute each year.
“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a full-day introduction to earth science information resources and their organization – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) on Saturday, November 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Registration is free and open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.
The Geo-Institute is hosting its annual live-streaming web conferences August 20-24. This continues to be a very successful week of delivering technical content to members and nonmembers alike. Early bird registration ends Aug 1. Learn more and register at: https://www.geoinstitute.org/events/web-conferences-2018
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have agreed to mutually recognize continuing education units (CEUs). This arrangement allows European Geologist (EurGeol) title holders and AIPG Certified Professional Geologists (CPGs) to seek CEUs from either organization, significantly expanding the course offerings to both groups.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has published a consensus document which outlines strategies for identifying and addressing issues of workplace harassment in the geosciences. An ad hoc committee consisting of representatives from ten geoscience associations or institutions from across industry and academia was convened by AGI to examine the topic of harassment. This same committee ultimately drafted the consensus document, which was formally approved by the AGI Executive Committee on April 9, 2018.
Geoscientists guide humanity in the use and stewardship of Earth's resources, drive the scientific pursuit of new knowledge about the planet, and provide education in all of the earth sciences. Professionals and students in the geosciences represent all walks of life with a full array of personal attributes and cultures.
AGI was saddened to learn of the passing of Walter L. Youngquist, a longtime supporter of the Institute. An accomplished geoscientist, Youngquist was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as an Emeritus member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He died on February 20, 2018, of age-related causes. He was 96 years old.
It’s time to submit the forms to nominate noteworthy publications and exceptional individuals in publishing for the annual Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 30, 2018. This deadline will give the committee enough time to read and judge the submitted publications before this year’s annual meeting in Niagara Falls, NY (September 26–29, 2018), where the winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.