Draft minutes: Meeting 1543 (for review by members)

Greetings GSW members! Your keen eyes are needed to review these draft minutes from the 1543rd meeting. There’s at least one missing last name in there – help us fill it in! Please send corrections or additions to Meeting Secretary Megan Holycross at holycrossm@si.edu. Thanks in advance for giving this a few moments of your attention.

GSW 1543: Mineralogy and oceans, Icelandic coring, and bonebeds

The Geological Society of Washington
founded 1893

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019
MEETING 1543

GABRIELA FARFAN
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History
“A mineral perspective on coral skeletons in a changing ocean”

EMILY MARTIN
Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum
“Holes in the ground are cool: Using pit chains in Iceland to
measure snow on Saturn’s moon Enceladus”

MATTHEW T. CARRANO
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History
“Challenges and benefits of using vertebrate microfossil bonebeds
for understanding terrestrial paleoecosystems”

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
www.gswweb.org

Upcoming field trip options for GSW members

Hi everyone,

I welcome your participation in a field trip I’m running Saturday, May 11, to Corridor H, West Virginia, for the “Royal Rockhounds” of Front Royal. Corridor H is a highway that cuts through the folded and faulted Paleozoic sedimentary rocks of the Valley & Ridge geological province. It’s an excellent place to see primary sedimentary structures, fossils, unconformities, contacts, and anticlines & synclines. If you’re available and interested, we’re going to meet up at 9am sharp at the McDonald’s + Exxon in Strasburg, VA on route 11, real close to I-81:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.005957,-78.3390373,180m/data=!3m1!1e3

This is not an official GSW trip, but it’s open to all. If you think you’re going to do this, please let me know (cbentley@nvcc.edu), so I know whether to look for you there on that morning. It’ll conclude mid-to-late afternoon.

Also, as mentioned at the last meeting, on June 1, Caitlin Chazen, Marla Morales, and I will be running a “field workshop” (a field trip about field trips) in Rock Creek Park, DC, using DC’s bedrock geology as a platform to discuss how geoscience instructors can most effectively run field trips. This trip is intended for geoscience educators at the high school, college, or university level. It’s free, and lunch is provided, but advance registration is required. More information is online at:

https://serc.carleton.edu/sage2yc/teams/dc_metro/workshop18-19/index.html

-Callan Bentley

Draft minutes: meeting 1542 (for review by members)

Greetings GSW members! Your keen eyes are needed to review these draft minutes from the 1542nd meeting. Please send corrections or additions to Meeting Secretary Megan Holycross at holycrossm@si.edu. Thanks in advance for giving this a few moments of your attention.

GSA NE/SE meeting in Reston, March 2020: Call for proposals

GSA 2020 Southeastern/Northeastern Joint Section Meeting

Hyatt Regency Reston

20–22 March 2020 • Reston, Virginia, USA

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline: 1 June 2019

We are excited to announce the GSA 2020 Southeastern and Northeastern Joint Section Meeting will be held in Reston, Virginia, USA. A planned community designed for pedestrians, Reston is located outside of Washington, D.C., and is situated at the Fall Zone and the transition from the southern to the central Appalachians. The area is rich with interesting historical, cultural, and geologic attractions: the Great Falls of the Potomac are only 20 minutes from the Meeting, the Smithsonian National Museums are only 40 minutes away, and numerous bistros, restaurants, and shopping on a safe pedestrian mall are just out the door of the Hyatt Regency Reston.

For this Meeting, we are seeking proposals for Technical Sessions, Symposia, Field Trips, Short Courses, and Workshops that encompass the breadth of eastern geology from tectonics of the Appalachian orogen to coastal geology, from groundwater and hydrogeology to landscape evolution, geology and public policy, and much more.

Proposal submissions must include:

  • Title of Session/Field Trip/Short Course/Workshop
  • Principal organizer (name, affiliation, and email)
  • Co-organizers (names, affiliations, and emails), if applicable
  • Identification of proposal as Theme Session, Symposium, Field Trip, Short Course, or Workshop
  • Preference for format (oral or poster), if applicable
  • Short description (50 words or fewer)

Please submit your proposal electronically, or email your submissions to the appropriate Chair(s) listed below.

Thank you for your ideas; we look forward to seeing you in Reston in 2020.

Meeting Committee:

General Meeting Co-Chairs and Sponsorship: Arthur Merschat; Patrick Burkhart

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Chuck Bailey; Wendell Barner

Field Trip Co-Chairs: Mark Carter; Chris Swezey

Short Course and Workshop Co-Chairs: Dan Doctor; Katie Tamulonis

Exhibits Chair: Daniel Harris

Student Chair: Wilma Aleman Gonzalez

Meeting 1542: paleoclimate, dinosaur eggs, and glacial pollution

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
MEETING 1542

DR. LARRY C. PETERSON,
University of Miami
Ice Cores and Ocean Mud: Records of Abrupt Climate Change
and Implications for Tropical Hydrology

DR. SHAENA MONTANARI,
National Science Foundation AAAS
Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Cracking the egg: The use of modern and fossil eggs for
ecological, environmental and biological interpretation

DR. KIMBERLEY R. MINER,
U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center’s Geospatial Research Laboratory
The secret legacy of glaciers: Assessing the risk of legacy
pollution in glacial meltwater

Meeting flyer to post at your institution – Share the good word!

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
www.gswweb.org

GSW 1541 draft minutes for review

Hi folks,

Here are the draft minutes for the 1541st meeting (April 3). Please review them and email cbentley@nvcc.edu with any corrections, additions, or suggestions.

Thanks for your attention!

GSW 1541: Adirondack deglaciation, chondrite sulfides, post-Permian reptiles

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
MEETING 1541

AARON M. BARTH, Emory & Henry College
Deglacial thinning of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in the Adirondack
Mountains, New York, USA revealed by 36Cl exposure dating

SHERYL A. SINGERLING, U.S. Geological Survey
The Life and Times of Sulfides in CM Chondrites, from Nebular
Crystallization to Asteroidal Alteration

ADAM PRITCHARD, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum
of Natural History
The origin and rise of the modern reptile groups and the Permo-
Triassic Transition

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TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW
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Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
www.gswweb.org

Draft minutes of the 1540th meeting for review

Greetings GSW members! Your keen eyes are needed to review these draft minutes from the March 13th meeting. Please send corrections or additions to Meeting Secretary Megan Holycross at holycrossm@si.edu. Thanks in advance for giving this a few moments of your attention.

GSW 1540: magnetic rocks, Everglades management, space resources

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
MEETING 1540

IOAN LASCU, Smithsonian Institution
Magnetic Trek Into Vortex: The Nature of Magnetic Carriers in Rocks Revealed

G. LYNN WINGARD, U.S. Geological Survey
The Application of Holocene Records to Resource Management: An Example from the Everglades

LAWRENCE D. MEINERT, Meinert Consulting, LLC
Space Resources – the Hype versus Reality

TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW

Meeting flyer to print & post at your institution – help spread the word!

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Free & open to the public
Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m.
John Wesley Powell Auditorium
2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
www.gswweb.org