For scouts attending this summer's Boy Scout Jamboree, check out the the Society for Mining and Metallurgy Inc. (SME) booth which will feature their Mining in Society Badge! The badge was launched at the 2014 SME Annual Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been a success ever since.
A fun little discussion is happening in GSA Today (page 35), and that is asking and debating whether or not geoscientists should use "Earth" (capitalized) or "earth." This argument goes as far as breaking down the Old English, and its Norse origins. GSA Today is a publication of the Geological Society of America.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Clay Minerals Society (CMS) welcomed new faces into their executive committee ahead of schedule at their Annual Meeting earlier this month. Chevron scientist Douglas McCarty became Vice-President, and Lydia Williams became Vice President-Elect, and the Council Nomination Committee approved Andrei Kalinichev to step into Williams' recently vacant role.
From faultines to karst topography, to whiskey and Corvettes, attendees of this year's American Institute of Professional Geologists meeting are bound to explore some exciting locales. In the recently published list of field trips, geoscientists have the opportunity to explore the Tennessee-Kentucky area including the Harpeth River and Stones River Fault Zones, Mammoth Caves, a Native American burial mound, or and underground zinc mine.