The Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. Awarded funds are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. Costs may include drafting expenses, child-care, defense travel, late-stage research, and analyses, or anything necessary to assist a candidate during those critical, final days.
This will actually be two trips back-to-back, starting and ending in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first four days will be led by Tom Fitz of Northland College and will take us to Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula to see Proterozoic Midcontinent Rift rocks, some of the most interesting rocks in North America and a classic iron and copper mining region. The remainder of the trip will bring us back south to the area around Door and Calumet Counties (the peninsula extending northeast into Lake Michigan from Green Bay) and the Milwaukee area. This second trip will focus mostly on lower Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and will be led by geologist Don Mikulic (Weis Earth Science Museum). This portion of the trip honors the work of paleontologist Joanne Kluessendorf, who passed away last year and was Don’s wife. Joanne was very active in AWG, serving as Editor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, establishing AWG’s Winifred Goldring Award with the Paleontological Society, and managing AWG’s booth at GSA annual meetings for several years. She was also founding Director of the Weis Earth Science Museum, which we will tour. The price is $1900 for double occupancy, which will cover van transportation, lodging, and lunches. A discounted price will be available for up to two students.
Our New Zealand Rocks! field trip with Williams GeoAdventures will be held February 26 through March 12, 2020. Our finalized itinerary includes six full days on the North Island, featuring tours of volcanic areas, and eight full days on the South Island, with tours of the New Zealand Alps and Milford Sound. We will have a geologic guide and bus and driver on each island, and the price includes air travel both ways between the North and South Islands, as well as two boat tours.
In an attempt to keep the price as reasonable as possible, our lodgings are split between 3-star hotels and Top 10 Holiday Parks (nice hostel/budget motel-like lodgings). The price is $5280 (generally double or triple occupancy) plus $225 to cover groceries for nine days of breakfasts and lunches. A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional $1600. Space is limited to 20 participants, so be ready to call Tom Williams to sign up when registration opens on April 1st. Balance payments will be due December 1st. The itinerary and trip information write-ups can be found on the field trip page.
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AWG has partnered with the GSA Geology and Society Division, the GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee, and the Earth Science Women's Network for the Pardee Session "Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity for Women in the Geosciences." As part of this session, a series of blogs will be posted on the GSA website. See below for links:
Blog 1: "A Special Place in Hell": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/08/29/a-special-place-in-hell/
Blog 2: "Don't Just Stand There - Do Something!": https://speakingofgeoscience.
Blog 3: "Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/24/dealing-with-the-imposter-syndrome/
Blog 4: "Moving Forward: Overcoming our Ideas about Disability in the Geosciences": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/08/moving-forward-overcoming-our-ideas-about-disability-in-the-geosciences/
Blog 5: "Social Identities and Success": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/23/social-identities-and-success/
Blog 6: "Sending Out the Bat Signal": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/29/sending-out-the-bat-signal/