The YES Network Activities at the Geological Society of America's 2011 Annual Meeting
9-12 October | Minneapolis, MN

Read about the YES Network-GSA-AGI Geoscience Careers Networking Luncheon

Even if you're weren't at the GSA 2011 meeting, you can still view the web-cast session for:
Session 215: "T.171 Developing the Global Geoscientist through International Geoscience Networks and Research Projects"

Web-Casted Topical Session

Session 215: "T.171 Developing the Global Geoscientist through International Geoscience Networks and Research Projects"

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 208AB

This session was broadcasted via FREE web-cast.

Session Chairs: Leila Gonzales, Sophie J. Hancock
Co-sponsoring Organizations: GSA Geoscience Education Division; YES Network; American Geological Institute; Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation; GSA Geophysics Division; Society of Economic Geologists

This session will focus on best practices for cultivating global geoscientists through the use of international geoscience networks and cutting-edge technologies and the development of international research projects from these international networks. This session also highlights the Geoscientists Without Borders® program and its associated projects, including the logistics of establishing projects and the impact the program and projects have made.

Full details of the session are posted at:

Click on each talk to view the presentation.

Paper Number Talk
  Introductory Remarks
215-2 INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE NETWORKS: 40 YEARS YOUNG: GAINES, Sarah M., Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1, rue Miollis, cedex 15, Paris 75732 France,
215-3 DEVELOPING GLOBAL GEOSCIENTISTS: FROM POLAND TO AUSTRALIA: CHERRY, William E.1, MCNEAL, Karen S.2, SCHMITZ, Darrel W.3, MCBRYDE, William3, BURTNETT, Emily N.4, and IRVIN, Shane A.5, (1) Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762,, (2) Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 355 Lee Blvd, Mississippi State, MS 39762, (3) Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, (4) Aerospace Engineering, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, MIssissippi State, MS 39762, (5) Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University, MIssissippi State, MS 39762
215-4 GTSNEXT: AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK TO DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE: RIVERA, Tiffany A., QuadLab, ENSPAC 11.1, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, PO Box 260, Roskilde 4000 Denmark,
215-5 FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCES IN A NEW INTERNATIONAL DUAL MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM IN VOLCANOLOGY/GEOTECHNIQUES: MORGAN, Hilary Anne and SCHAEFER, Lauren N., Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI 49931,
215-6 THE YES NETWORK: CONNECT, COLLABORATE, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE GLOBAL GEOSCIENCE COMMUNITY: GONZALES, Leila M., American Geological Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, and VENUS, Joanne, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds University, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England
215-7 GEOSCIENTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS: MISSION, HISTORY AND FUTURE: POPOVICI, Alexander Mihai, Z-Terra, 16225 Park Ten Place, Suite 370, Houston, TX 77084,
215-8 HYDROGEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION FOR GROUNDWATER AT THE DAYSPRING CHILDREN'S VILLAGE, SOUTH AFRICA: WEBB, Susan J.1, NGOBENI, David1, JONES, Michael1, ABIYE, Tamiru1, ASHWAL, Lewis1, LEE, Madeline D.2, PELLERIN, Louise3, and BURROWS, Darren4, (1) School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa, (2) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada,, (3) Green Engineering Inc, Berkeley, CA 99507-3668, (4) Interpretation, Fugro Airborne Surveys, Johannesburg, 1748, South Africa
215-9 ASSESSING GEOHAZARDS NEAR KINGSTON JAMAICA: NEW RESULTS FROM CHIRP SEISMIC IMAGING: HORNBACH, Matthew J., Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275-0395,, BROWN, Lyndon, Seismology Unit, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Mona, Jamaica, MANN, Paul, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, JJ Pickle Research Campus, Bldg 196 (ROC), 10100 Burnet Rd, R2200, Austin, TX 78758, ELLINS, Katherine K., Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 196, Austin, TX 78758, and FROHLICH, Cliff, Jackson School of Geoscience, The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, J.J. Pickle Research Campus Bldg. 196, 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758-4445
215-10 **VIRTUAL SPEAKER** DEFINING THE IMPACTS OF A GWB PROJECT IN RURAL INDIA: MOYSEY, Stephen M., Env. Eng. and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 340 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0919,
215-11 AN INTEGRATED GROUNDWATER STUDY, CHASNIGUA, VILLANUEVA, HONDURAS: A GEOSCIENTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECT: SKOKAN, Catherine, Division of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Brown Building, Golden, CO 80401,
215-12 **VIRTUAL SPEAKER** LOCATING GROUNDWATER RESOURCES FOR ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES IN REMOTE AND ARID PARTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: INVERARITY, Kent1, COSTAR, Adrian2, BOREN, Goran1, and HEINSON, Graham1, (1) Geology and Geophysics, University of Adelaide, Mawson Laboratories, Adelaide, 5005, Australia,, (2) Department for Water, Government of South Australia, Level 1, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA, 5000, Australia


YES Network-GSA-AGI Student Networking Luncheon
Monday, 10 October 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballroom B

Join us for a high energy luncheon where students and professionals will be networking and talking about the many geoscience careers students can pursue with their degree while they enjoy a good lunch. See the video below to get an idea of what the luncheon will be like. (The format of the luncheon will be in a similar style to the AGU-AGI Careers Networking Luncheon that happens every year at the AGU Fall Meeting.)

Geoscience students!  This luncheon is an exciting opportunity to network with geoscience professionals and find out about geoscience careers you may not have previously known about or considered.

Geoscience professionals! If you would like to attend this luncheon and discuss your career path, share tips for finding a job, and talk about your current job with geoscience students.

This luncheon is a collaboration between the YES Network, Geological Society of America, and the American Geological Institute, and is made possible by the generous support of the American Geological Institute, the Geological Society of America, and ConocoPhillips.

The luncheon was a HUGE success - 241 students and 47 professionals. Read all about it on the YES Network blog!