We’ll continue the popular rock/mineral identification quiz that was a great hit at our booth during the last two Annual Meetings. If you find yourself in need of a mental break between sessions or you want to start your day exercising your mind along with a cup of coffee, you can take this year’s virtual rock/mineral identification quiz at any time during the meeting. Test your knowledge on these samples submitted by the Foundation board of trustees. Every day a winner will be announced and will receive a ‘gneiss’ prize which we will ship to you. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these prizes and we promise the quiz isn’t too ‘tuff.’
Live Geology in Pop Culture Trivia
We will also have a live trivia event every day Tuesday–Thursday, 27–29 October, at 1 P.M. EDT. The subject will be geology in pop culture. If you’re a geologist who is also a movie buff, video game enthusiast, general fan of pop culture, or, if you just have an ‘apatite’ for trivia, this event is for you. All you need is a computer and a phone with internet access. No need to download an app. It’s very easy to navigate and adds a chance for fun, friendly competition with other meeting attendees!
Penrose Circle Program
For Penrose Circle Members, we are still planning a special virtual event for you during our usual Monday evening time slot. We will have more details as the date approaches, so please keep an eye on your email for an invitation.
Finally, one of our favorite parts of the Annual Meeting is the chance to visit with all of you. We enjoy talking with you between sessions or after you have perused the poster hall. Despite not seeing you in person, the Foundation staff will still be available to chat 11 a.m.–3 p.m. EDT, Tuesday–Thursday. Several members of the Foundation board of trustees will also be available at various points over the course of the meeting. If you have questions for us or just want to say hello, we’ll be there.
Even though this year is going to be different, one thing certainly remains the same and that’s how much we look forward to seeing you.
Field Camp Scholars and On To the Future Students/Alumni Presentations
GSA 2020 Connects Online provides a great opportunity to connect with students who have been supported by donors like you. Below are the names and presentation times of students who have received GSA awards. These students would love to meet you and tell you about their research.
Joseph Nolan, RECOGNIZING AND QUANTIFYING DIAGNOSTIC MORPHOMETRIC PARAMETERS FOR THE REMOTE IDENTIFICATION OF SMALL VOLUME VOLCANIC LANDFORMS AND RELATED FEATURES; Mon., 26 Oct., 6:00 p.m. EDT; D28. Volcanology.
Dana Christensen, PALEOGENE-NEOGENE EXTENSION AND TOPOGRAPHY BUILDING IN THE SOUTHERN CASCADIA FOREARC RECORDED BY DEPOSITION OF THE WEAVERVILLE FORMATION; Weds., 28 Oct., 6:40 p.m. EDT; D26. Structural Geology & Tectonics II.
Damián Cárdenas, DID INITIAL CONSTRAIN OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY INDUCE PALEOPRODUCTIVITY CHANGES IN THE SOUTHERN PROTO-CARIBBEAN DURING THE EARLY MIOCENE?; Thurs., 29 Oct., 5:45 p.m. EDT; D17. Paleontology IV.
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