A Walk in the Park… (4 Oct. 2022)

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… Wild, vast, Denali National Park, to be exact. We stood at the abrupt end of a gravel road, a chilling wind rolling up over its brink, staring across a tumbling mountainside a hundred yards to another precipitous edge where the road re-started. My mind needed time to make sense of the visual chaos in […]

A Benefit for GSA Foundation Supporters: Donor Field Trips (8 Sept. 2022)

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Camaraderie over happy hour after dusty days in the field, friendships forged under the hot desert sun, new personal and professional connections: Although these things may not be what lured attendees to the GSA Foundation’s first-ever Death Valley Rendezvous in 2019, they are the kinds of experiences and connections that 25 participants left with after […]

Update: Corporate Partners Add to the GSA Experience (10 Aug. 2022)

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Corporate partners and sponsors generate unique opportunities at GSA. The various mechanisms for company participation are each important to the Society’s programming in distinctive ways. Meeting sponsorship can be tailored and more expansive than it might first sound. After exhibiting at GSA’s annual meeting over the years, Bruker Nano Analytics opted for greater participation in […]

Legacy Gifts: Giving Over a Longer Timescale (13 July 2022)

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More than most, geologists know the value of considering a longer timescale. Often, donations are made to meet an immediate need, but a legacy gift can ensure support far beyond current needs and usually, on a larger scale. GSA has served geologists at all stages of their careers for nearly 135 years, thanks in large […]

My OTF Experience: Mikelia Heberer (16 June 2022)

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Mikelia Heberer is a first-generation college student and was very thankful to be a part of OTF during GSA Connects and have a mentor guide them through their first conference. What was the most impactful aspect of your OTF experience? The most impactful aspect of my OTF experience was meeting new people at the conference […]

My OTF Experience: Anahi Carrera (9 June 2022)

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Anahi Carrera’s passion for geoscience was reignited after attending and presenting at GSA Connects 2021 as an OTF scholar.  What was your OTF experience? Thanks to support from On To the Future, I attended and presented for the first time at a GSA national conference as a graduate student. My presentation was titled “First-Generation College […]

My OTF Experience: Rene Castillo (2 June 2022)

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OTF showed Rene Castillo that there is a community of scientists who are like them and are doing amazing things. They are inspired to continue their educational and scientific goals to solve the problems in the world around them with science. What was the most impactful aspect of your OTF experience? The most impactful aspect […]

My OTF Experience: Kyle Merandi (26 May 2022)

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Kyle Merandi found a deep sense of community while attending GSA Connects thanks to OTF, which helped them immerse themselves in the broader GSA community. What was the most impactful aspect of your OTF experience? The most impactful aspect of my OTF experience was the sense of community that I found while attending the conference. […]

My OTF Experience: Lucy Manlick (19 May 2022)

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Before OTF and GSA Connects, Lucy Manlick had impostor syndrome regarding their place in the geosciences. Since then, their confidence in geology has exponentially increased and they feel more confident in their abilities and coursework, and feel even more prepared for graduate school. What was the most impactful aspect of your OTF experience? There were […]