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AGU Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase #geoscience #highered

Virtual Poster Showcase flyer

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the registration and abstract submission period is open for the Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS). Traditionally, some students are unable to participation in traditional conferences due to timing or financial constraints and missing out on valuable resume building experience. VPS was launched as a way to give all students the opportunity to present their research to the broader scientific community via a virtual platform. AGU is also seeking volunteers to help judge the competition. The deadline to participate is September 30, 2017. Read past Geotimes Posts on the Virtual Poster Showcase here

Find the #Mining in Society Merit Badge at the Boy Scout Jamboree this Summer

The Boy Scouts of America Mining in Society Merit Badge
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.

ASLO & CASS Write Letters in Support of Science Funding #policy

Is it "Earth" or "earth"? Scientists Discuss in GSA Today #LearnedSomethingNewToday

The June 2017 Issue of GSA Today
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

AIPG: Geologists and Regulatory Compliance #geoscience

Cover of the April-May-June 2017 issue of TPG

Have you had the opportunity to explore the American Institute of Professional Geologists' current issue of The Professional Geologist? Among the many articles geared at helping professional geologists, and updated society news, this issue included a story about geologists and regulatory compliance.


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