THE 5Th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL GEOLOGY 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health 25–29 August 2013, Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
MEDGEO conferences bring together researchers and decision makers from the physical sciences and the medical sciences who are interested in solving health problems caused by natural materials and processes. The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15, 2013.
MEDGEO 2013 Travel Fellowship Program
MEDGEO 2013 announces a Travel Fellowship Program for students and post-doctoral associates presenting papers at the 2013 Conference of the International Medical Geology Association (MEDGEO 2013) in Arlington, Virginia, USA, August 24-30, 2013. This fellowship is available to any student or post-doctoral associate enrolled or employed at an educational institution. Only the presenter of the paper will be awarded the fellowship and the presenter must be the first author of the paper and a major member of the research team. Fellowships are anticipated to be a maximum of $1,000 per person travelling within the U.S. and $1,500 for students travelling from outside the U.S. The number of fellowships to be awarded will depend on the availability of funds. The deadline for applications is June 21, 2013. Please see the flyer for further details to apply. To learn more about MEDGEO 2013 please visit their site.
47th Edition of Geoscience Departments
The Directory of Geoscience Departments 47th Edition is the most comprehensive directory and source of information about geosciences departments and researchers available. It is an invaluable resource for individuals working in the geosciences or must identify or work with specialists on the issues of Earth, Environmental, and related sciences and engineering fields.
The Directory of Geoscience Departments 47th Edition provides a state/country-sorted listing of over 2300 geoscience departments, research departments, institutes, and their faculty and staff. Information on contact information for departments and individuals is provided, as well as details on department enrollments, faculty specialties, and the date and source of faculty and staff's highest degree.
Description taken from the American Geosciences Institute website.
2013 AAAS Symposium - "U.S. Climate and Weather Extremes: Past, Present, and Future"
Sponsored by the four USNCs for the Earth Sciences and spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for the International Union for Quarternary Research. This session provides both current and paleoclimatic perspectives on the nature of recent extreme climate and weather events and their societal and ecological impacts, with a focus on the United States. The symposium was held February 15, 2013 at the AAAS meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 34th International Geological Congress
The 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) was held in Brisbane, Australia from August 5-10, 2012. Under the theme “Unearthing our Past and Future” the IGC showcased the Oceania region's geoscience strengths, innovations and natural wonders, through an exciting range of pre and post Congress field trips. For more information, please visit http://www.34igc.org/.
Announcing the Awardees for the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant and Mentoring Program
The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (USNC/GS) awarded travel fellowship grants to 33 early career scientists so they can present their research at the 34th International Geological Congress, was held in Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10, 2012.
This program was administered under the auspices of the GSA and the National Academies (NAS), with funds from the Geological Society of America Foundation, Shell, Inc, and the American Geosciences Institute. To view the list of awardees, please visit the Awards section.
3 U.S. Early Career Scientists Awarded the Prestigious International Union of Geological Sciences 2012 Hutchinson Fund Awards
The IUGS Hutchinson “Young Scientists” Foundation promotes the professional growth of deserving, meritorious young scientists from around the world by supporting their participation in important IUGS-sponsored conferences. The recipients of the 2012 Hutchinson Fund Awards were: Tandis S. BIDGOLI (University of Kansas, U.S.), Shaena MONTANARI (American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.), Tiffany RIVERA (Idaho, U.S.), Danielle THOMSON (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), Shuhong WANG (South China Sea Institute of Oceanography, Guangzhou, China), and Sandow M. YIDANA (University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana). The three U.S. scientists were also awarded grants through the Geological Society of America/U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences travel grant program.
2012 AAAS Symposium - “Toward Stabilization of Net Global Carbon Dioxide Levels”
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2012 AAAS Symposium - “Causes and Effects of Relative Sea-Level Changes in the Northeast Pacific"
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Facilitating International Cooperation: The IGCP Provides Grants to Scientists
The USNC for Geological Sciences functions as the U.S. focal point for the International Geoscience Program (IGCP), a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
The IGCP is and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972 and facilitates international cooperation by providing small grants to scientists from developing countries, allowing them to work with colleagues from the United States and other, developed nations.
For more information, consult background materials on the IGCP homepage on the UNESCO Website or send an e-mail to IGCP@usgs.gov. Download and review Proposal Form Guidelines (79 KB PDF). The deadline for submission and receipt of new project proposals is now closed.