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The Karst Geomorphology of the Santa Fe and Ichetucknee River Basins (22-24 February 2019) field trip marks our first excursion of 2019 — and it’s is shaping up to be a popular one! Click here for itinerary. Click here for the guidebook.

Registration is live for our 2019 fulgurites trip, which will occur on March 23 — find more details and register here.


Call For Papers

Submit by December 15, 2018:

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The GCAGS Journal, the Journal of the Gulf Coast Associaton of Geological Societes, is soliciting manuscripts for the 2019 editon (our 8th volume). This peer-reviewed journal is focused on publishing studies of the geology of the onshore and offshore Gulf of Mexico. For the 2019 Journal, we are soliciting manuscripts particularly focused on the following themes, although other themes are welcome: Deepwater Gulf, Modern Technologies, Shale Play Assessment, Oil and Gas Field Studies, and the Mexico portion of Gulf of Mexico Basin.

Submit an Oral or Poster Abstract by March 4, 2019:

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The 69th Annual Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 2019 GCAGS Convention will be held October 23-25, 2019 at the Marriott Westchase in Houston, TX. Download the PDF to see convention themes and guidelines.


2019 SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity

Grant Overview: The Southeastern Geological Society (SEGS) is pleased to announce a competition for student research/field work grant awards. The purpose of the awards is to promote greater understanding of Southeastern U.S. geology through student research and/or field work. Grants are available on an application merit basis to any student, undergraduate or graduate, enrolled at any accredited University or College in Florida, Georgia, or Alabama.

For its 2019 grant, SEGS has allocated grant awards of $1,000 for one undergraduate student applicant and $2,000 for one graduate student applicant. However, at its sole discretion, the Executive Committee may extend reduced awards to outstanding runners-up. Awards are targeted for expenditures such as (but not limited to) field work, research travel, laboratory analyses, and research materials; they are not intended to fund indirect/overhead costs or wages.

Applications must be postmarked on or before a deadline of June 29, 2019 and be sent to the Awards Chairman at the below address. Applications will be reviewed by the SEGS Grant Awards Committee and judged based on the following criteria: 1) merit of proposed research/field work, 2) clarity of expression, and 3) strength of recommendation letter from a college faculty sponsor. All applicants meeting requirements will be acknowledged by email and provided one free year of SEGS membership (up to a $60 value). Following SEGS Executive Committee approval, awardee(s) will be notified, identified on our SEGS website, and sent check(s) by August 31, 2019.

It is expected that, during or after completion, awardee(s) will present their research/field work in the form of: 1) a brief article to be published in an SEGS Newsletter or Guidebook and/or 2) a presentation at an SEGS meeting. In the event of the latter, the student’s pre-approved travel expenses to the meeting, e.g., flight, rental car or mileage, meals, and lodging, shall be reimbursed, and associated field trip fee waived by the SEGS, up to a $400 value.

Download the application requirements below:

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2018 Winter/Spring Newsletter

Headlines Include:

  • Message from the President
  • Research Update from SEGS 2017 Student Research/Field Work Grant Awardee, Derrick Vaughn,
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
  • Revenge of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits
  • Geology of Western Cuba
  • Cuba Travel Log, by Julie Zydek
  • Manuel A. Iturralde-Vinent awarded life-membership to SEGS

Download the Newsletter:

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SEGS Logo Shirt Opportunity!

Hey all, SEGS member Scott Nyoff has graciously offered to have our calcite crystal logo embroidered on the front or breast pocket of any shirt(s) that you mail to him with a $12 check per shirt, which includes his cost to mail back to you (SEGS paid the $50 set-up charge). Please take advantage of this offer right away so we can be wearing our colors on field trips.

Mail your shirts with $12 each to:
Scott H. Nyhof, PG, CPG
Senior Project Geologist
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.
2030 State Road 60 East, Bartow, FL 33830
863. 533.9007 (office)
863. 450.8544 (cell)