Earthquakes have the potential to impact lives, infrastructure and economies; and many scientists dedicate their careers to understanding them better. The Seismological Society of America recognizes several scientists annually for their advances in the field of seismology and for their work educating the public about the risks associated with earthquakes.
The Petroleum History Institute (PHI) is hosting their annual symposium in Findlay, Ohio, July 13-15. Visit the PHI website for information or check out the attached flyer. Registration details are attached. See the current list of presentations below.
On April 13th, the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Board of Directors approved a statement on the "Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists." A story in Eos explains that the statement underscores the ethical duties of scientists since there is a public service component, but it also argues that this should ensure a scientist's rig
The application period for the Geological Society of America's On To The Future (OTF) program is now open. OTF awards partial travel scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the geosciences, to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting. Students enrolled in 2- and 4-year programs who come from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply by May 26, 2017.
A new certification is available from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The Certified Soil Technician (CST) will allow individuals working professionally with soil an opportunity for career advancement. CST requires passing the fundamentals in soil science exam and three years of experience.