E&ES Faculty, Students Contribute to GSA Annual Meeting

 

uzanne O’Connell, professor of earth and environmental sciences and faculty director of the McNair Program,  with Kate Cullen '16.

Suzanne O’Connell, professor of earth and environmental sciences and faculty director of the McNair Program, with Kate Cullen ’16.

Wesleyan Earth and Environmental Sciences students and faculty attended and contributed to this year’s Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, held Nov. 1–4 in Baltimore, Md.

At the event, Suzanne O’Connell, professor of earth and environmental sciences and faculty director of the McNair Program, received the Exchange Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of GSA. O’Connell was also co-organizer of three Pardee sessions celebrating the bicentennial of the 1815 publication of William Smith’s Map, “A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland,” and attended both the Diversity Committee and Geology and Society Division meetings as past chair.

The event included many presentations by students and faculty, including:

Will Sawyer '16 was one of several Wesleyan students and faculty who presented at this year’s Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting.

Will Sawyer ’16 was one of several Wesleyan students and faculty who presented at this year’s Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting.

Also in attendance were Phillip G. Resor, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences; Dana Royer, professor of earth and environmental sciences; and Alan M. Dachs Professor of Science Peter Patton.

Established in 1888, the Geological Society of America (GSA) provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business and industry. The society’s growing membership unites thousands of earth scientists from more than 115 countries in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.