Be a Mentor at GSA 2016: Supporting Future Leaders in the Geosciences

Mentorship is one of the most critical yet under-compensated aspects of the physical sciences. I came from the world of small oil and gas companies where the transfer of institutional knowledge and norms will be critical for continued safety and success through the “Great Shift Change,” but often becomes secondary to the pressing needs of… Read More Be a Mentor at GSA 2016: Supporting Future Leaders in the Geosciences

Why is it important to know when and how plate tectonics began, and what was Earth’s tectonic style before plate tectonics?

By Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University This the fourth of four blogs written in advance of a meeting at the ETH conference facility in Ascona, Switzerland, to discuss four related questions about the evolution of the solid Earth: “When did Plate Tectonics Begin on Earth?”;… Read More Why is it important to know when and how plate tectonics began, and what was Earth’s tectonic style before plate tectonics?

Policymakers and Scientists Discuss Federal Funding

Washington, D.C. – The federal government must robustly fund academia and engage with private industry to boost the nation’s economic competitiveness in science and technology, experts told policymakers during a congressional hearing. The hearing was an opportunity for members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to fine-tune policies for the long-awaited reauthorization… Read More Policymakers and Scientists Discuss Federal Funding

Scientists Connect with Policymakers on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. – Scientists from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill for two separate events promoting science research and education. The events, hosted by the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group (SETWG) and the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), were widely attended – both events included visits with congressional members and a reception with lively chatter… Read More Scientists Connect with Policymakers on Capitol Hill