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GS Grants to Attend Goldschmidt Conference (August 12-17, 2018)

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The Geochemical Society is actively seeking applications for student and early career grants to attend the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The society is significantly increasing the amount of funding available this year to support student/early career participation. Apply by March 30 if you meet any of these criteria:
  • students and early career scientists from countries classified as low and lower-middle-income economies (as defined by the World Bank: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519)
  • students from countries with upper-middle-income economies AND without other sources of funding
  • US-based students from underrepresented institutions OR who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups in the sciences
  • Any US-based student or post-doctoral scholar working on planetary science topics

Complete information about the qualifications and application process may be found at: https://goldschmidt.info/2018/grants

EARTH: A Journey Through Cuba's Culture and Geology

Few destinations capture the imagination like Cuba; a forbidden fruit to U.S. citizens. Recently, scientists from the U.S.-based Association for Women Geoscientists travelled there to explore its geology and culture. The expedition is chronicled in the August issue of EARTH Magazine. While Cuba is an intriguing destination as an actor on the global political stage, its geological history captures events that tell scientists even more about the history of the planet.

AGI Past-President Completes Successful Tour for STIEP Speaker Series

Dr. Wayne D. Pennington, AGI Past-President, recently concluded a successful tour for the new Science, Technology and Innovation Expert Partnership (STIEP) speaker series. Part of the U.S. Department of State's Targets of Opportunity Program, the STIEP speaker series promotes science diplomacy abroad by connecting traveling scientists with local embassies and other community networks in the region. Participants have the opportunity to exponentially increase the reach of their research while simultaneously promoting key issues for science diplomacy, including the importance of innovation, the scientific peer review process, and promoting women in STEM fields. Pennington was one of the first speakers to participate in the series.

EARTH: Geo-Travels: Exploring Colorado's Peaks and Dunes

Majestic snow-capped "fourteeners," alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers, pristine mountain lakes. These are the images most people associate with Colorado. But charming mountain terrain is not the only attraction the Centennial State has to offer the geotraveler. One of Colorado's lesser-known geologic marvels is a vast field of sand dunes - the tallest in North America - a site sure to thrill anyone.
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