Author Archives: Michael Purucker

GSW meeting 1577: Draft minutes of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here the draft minutes of the April 6th meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle, at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

GSW meeting 1576: Draft minutes of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here the draft minutes of the March 23 meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Our 6 April meeting will be virtual only

and feature a full slate of three talks. Join us to learn what paleomagnetic tools can tell us about the early Solar System, what zircon can tell us about environments on the early Earth, and using infrasound to characterize large volcanic eruptions. Zoom will open at 7:30 PM for you to socialize, and the meeting will begin at 8:00 PM. Talks will be 20 minutes with questions to follow. Details, including the Zoom link, will be sent to members shortly. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at]si.edu) for the Zoom link if you do not have it. We hope to see you there!

Our 23 Mar meeting of GSW will again be at the Cosmos Club

It will also be available virtually, via Zoom. If you come to the Cosmos Club please remember to bring your Covid vaccination card. It will be checked before admission. And don’t forget to save some room for the beer. We have a full program of three talks, including a talk about the electrical properties of the terrestrial planets and moons, paleo-perspectives on future sea level projections for the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and finally fractionation and mixing processes in the early Solar System. Details, including the Zoom link, will be sent to members shortly. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at]si.edu) for the Zoom link if you do not have it.

GSW meeting 1575: Draft minutes of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here the draft minutes of the Feb 23 meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Our 23 Feb meeting of GSW will be at the Cosmos Club!

It will also be available virtually, via Zoom. If you come to the Cosmos Club remember to bring your Covid vaccination card. It will be checked before admission. And don’t forget to save some room for the beer. We have a full program of three talks, including a talk about how water and other volatiles affects the behavior of silicic magmatic systems, then a behind-the-scenes look at the daily news process at National Geographic, and finally a presentation on the ‘original arms-race’ about how arms developed in the ancient forerunners of mammals. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at]si.edu) for the Zoom link if you do not have it.

GSW meeting 1574: Draft minutes of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here the draft minutes of the Feb 2 meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Our 2 Feb meeting of GSW includes talks on recycling of halogens by subduction, glacier retreat estimated from cosmogenic nuclide variations, and P variability over geologic time.

The meeting will be in a virtual-only format, via Zoom. We have a full-schedule of three talks on 2 Feb beginning at 8 PM Eastern. Details, including the Zoom link, will be sent to members shortly. For non-members who wish to attend, please email Michael R. Ackerson (ackersonm[at]si.edu) for the Zoom link. Join us at 7:30 PM for socializing. The meeting will begin at 8 PM.

GSW meeting 1573: Draft of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here a draft of the Jan 12 meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

GSW prize winners in 2021

The Bradley Prize for the best formal scientific talk went to Courtney L. Wagner of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for her talk of Oct 13, Navigating through environmental disasters with magneto fossils.

The prize for the second-best formal talk went to Cara M. Santelli of the University of Minnesota for her talk of April 21, First we should consider Manoomin: Decentering Western science through collaborative tribal-university research on wild rice.

The Great Dane award for the best informal communication to the Society of timely or newsworthy events went to Michael R. Ackerson of the Smithsonian for his information on Unlearning Racism in the Geosciences (URGE), an NSF-funded and geoscientist-led initiative.

The Sleeping Bear award for genuine good humor at meetings went to Karianne J. Bergen of Brown University.