May 16, 2013
Bernhard Wehrli of ETH Zürich is the first lecturer in the GS-EAG Outreach Program. Dr. Wehrli will deliver lectures in Ethiopia and Madagascar in June and Cameroon, Ghana, and Kenya in September. The lectures span a range of topics of local and regional importance including water availability and quality for both drinking and agriculture and one entitled "In search of rare elements: mining for cell phones". The Societies are grateful to Dr. Wehrli for his willingness to bring modern geochemical techniques to the developing world, one of the prime goals of the Outreach Program.
May 10, 2013
From now through June 28, all Geochemical Career Center packages are 20% off when using promotion code: 4GCC20. Packages must be used within one year of purchase. All postings to the Career Center are promoted through our Facebook page with over 1,900 likes, and here in Geochemical News with over 5,100 subscribers every week the posting is active. Those seeking employment may post their résumé on the Career Center for free. READ MORE
May 03, 2013
Kenneth A. Farley, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and Chair, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology. Farley pursues a wide range of studies utilizing the noble gases to examine subjects ranging from deep mantle structure, to the influx rate of extraterrestrial material to Earth, and particularly the development and application of a number of low-temperature thermochronologic methods. His GS recognitions include 2009 Gast Lecturer and 2013 Geochemical Fellow.
Katherine H. Freeman, Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. Freeman, incoming President of the Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society, studies fossil molecules and their stable isotopic compositions with applications to ancient climate, microbial biogeochemistry and the signatures of life on Earth and beyond. Her GS recognitions include 2007 Gast Lecturer and 2011 Geochemical Fellow.
Terry A. Plank, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Plank studies volcanism at subduction zones including the processes of magma generation, the role of crustal recycling and sediment subduction, and the water content of magmas for its effect on magma evolution and eruption. Her GS recognitions include 2007 Ingerson Lecturer and 2011 Geochemical Fellow.
April 29, 2013
Marilyn Fogel, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California – Merced, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alfred Treibs Award. Fogel was nominated for her numerous seminal contributions to the fields of organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, ecological processes, meteoritics and the archaeological sciences. The Treibs Award recognizes major achievements, over a period of years, in organic geochemistry. The award is expected to be presented at the IMOG2013 in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain) this September.
April 29, 2013
Since starting the Introductory Student Membership Program two months ago, the program has provided free 2-year student memberships to 52 new GS student members from Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, India, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Moldova, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. The program is supported by generous donations from members along with a contribution from the GS. If you would like to donate to the program please login to your member account and click 'donate'. There are still funds remaining for additional memberships -- please encourage qualified students to apply.
April 22, 2013
More than 4000 abstracts have been received, making Goldschmidt2013 the biggest geochemical conference ever! Please make sure you register before the 25 June 2013 early registration deadline, as well as book accommodations, and make plans for interesting workshops, social events and tours. A Letter of Invitation is also available to assist with funding or visa applications. Early registration for members is 490 Euro for delegates and 295 Euro for students. Please encourage your colleagues and students attending Goldschmidt2013 and are not members of one of the sponsoring societies (GS, EAG, GSJ) to join first, so that they may qualify for the member rate.
April 22, 2013
Thanks to strong volunteer support, the Geochemical Society is sponsoring or co-sponsoring 33 topical sessions at this year’s GSA Annual Meeting in Denver (27-30 October). Abstract submission is now open and the deadline to submit your abstract is Tuesday, 6 August 2013.
April 12, 2013
The April issue of Elements magazine (volume 9, issue 2) is in press and mailing is planned for April 24. As so ably outlined by Guest Editors Stéphane Guillot and Keiko Hattori and the authors of this issue, the study of serpentinites—rocks consisting mostly of the serpentine-group minerals chrysotile, lizardite, and antigorite—leads to just about every area of the Earth sciences. From being a lubricant along plate boundaries during aseismic creep, to serving as a reservoir of water and fluid-mobile elements in the mantle, to sequestering CO2, serpentinites play essential roles in numerous geological settings.
Current Geochemical Society members can access this issue now via the Elements online archive using your email address (UserID) and member number (Password).
April 12, 2013
Every year, Elements chooses six topics for its thematic content and each topic is covered in five to seven articles. Elements is now taking proposals for its 2015 issues. Is your exciting and pertinent field of research not being covered by Elements? If so, consider submitting a proposal. For more information, also visit guidelines for guest editors and instructions to authors. For questions, please contact the Managing Editor Pierrette Tremblay or one of the Principal Editors: George Calas, John Valley, or Patricia Dove. Proposals will be reviewed and the 2015 lineup determined this October.
April 08, 2013
This week, thanks to over 3,800 new and returning members, the Society’s 2013 membership has surpassed the previous membership record of 3,793 reached last year. As an international scientific association it is wonderful to see membership in more than 60 countries and as well as a large percentage of students. Thank you for your support in the Society and our programs. The figures show the composition of the current membership. The left graphic is membership by type (75.4% Professional, 20.4% Student, and 4.2% Senior) and right graphic is membership by continent (1% Africa, 11% Asia, 27% Europe, 53% North America, 7% Oceania, and 2% South America)