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March 21, 2019

K-State geology department to host Geological Society of America conference

Submitted by Matthew Kirk

Earth scientists from across the U.S. and beyond will come to Manhattan for a spring meeting of the Geological Society of America March 25–27.

The conference will include a broad diversity of sessions related to igneous processes, crustal structure, sedimentary rocks, environmental change, geochronology, landscape evolution and more. Many of the sessions cover topics of intense local interest, including sessions on the High Plains aquifer and energy resources.

The conference will provide several opportunities to engage in conversations about diversity and inclusion, including the keynote presentation by Robbie Gries, president of the Geological Society of America, "How female geologists were written out of history: Micropaleontology, heavy minerals, reflection seismic examples."

The meeting also will provide an opportunity for science and policy discussions, including the keynote presentation given by Allyson Anderson Book, executive director of the American Geosciences Institute. Her talk is titled "In Science We Trust? A View of Science, Policy, and Politics in America."

All are welcome to attend the conference. More details about the meeting, including how to register, are available on the conference website

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