Soils and rocks are inextricably related, and geoscientists study both. The Soil Science Society of America answers one VERY important question in their Soils Matter blog, and that is, "When does a rock become soil?" Learn the recipe for making soils, and breakdown when a soil becomes a rock (pun intended) in their latest post!
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) published a helpful piece in Eos for any scientist who has, or may, seek employment straight from the AGU Career Services and Talent Pool team members. Readers are walked through the traditional interview questions, and some of the best ways to answer them. Definitely a piece all geos should check out! Interested in more information about a career in the geosciences?
The National Speleological Society is hosting their second Bat Ball to ring in 2018. If you're in Huntsville, Alabama consider hanging out with some cavers and celebrate the New Year with dinner, dancing and a champagne toast! Caver-made craft libations will featured to keep the party going. In addition to the Bat Ball, guests are encouraged to camp for the long weekend and take in the sights, both above- and below-ground.
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists continues to track changes and challenges to professional geologist licensure across different states. In addition to a current summary, a new article in the July 2017 issue of AEG News also discusses potential ways to track bills targeting licensure at the state level, including creating something of an "early warning system" of volunteers tasked with tracking these issues in their state.
The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. Abstracts may be submitted until 15 August 2017, after which will be the time to submit your papers to accompany your abstracts. The papers of past Sinkhole Conferences have made those proceedings highly sought and widely cited. We expect the proceedings of the upcoming meeting will be the best yet.
August 1st is approaching and that means submitting your abstract for #GSA2017, and another opportunity to share your science in Seattle! In addition to the Geological Society of America (GSA) and its Divisions sponsoring sessions, AGI Member Organizations are hosting dozens of sessions as well. The number of co-sponsored sessions underscores how much synergy exists between the different communities that make up AGI. Click through to see what the geoscience community will be curating at GSA's 2017 Annual Meeting.