A woman receives an award on a conference stage.

Priscilla Grew accepting the 2022 GSA President's Medal, presented by past GSA president Barb Dutrow.

Be a leader and find opportunities to serve and advocate for the geosciences.

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Serve the Society

Campus Representatives*

Volunteer to serve as a Campus Representative and join a cohort of nearly 500 GSA members at two- and four-year universities who share information about GSA membership, meetings, and programs, and encourage the involvement of their students and professional colleagues.

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Become a member leader by joining a committee at any stage of your career and make decisions that help guide and shape the future of GSA.

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Student Advisory Council*

Become a member of the Student Advisory Council by serving as the Student Representative for a Division, Section, or Committee. Student Representatives play an especially vital role in GSA leadership and contribute to the future of the Society and the geosciences.

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Recognize Outstanding Geoscientists

Honors & Awards*

Nominate a colleague for an award to recognize their contributions to geoscience and the profession.

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GSA Fellowship*

Nominate a colleague to Fellowship in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and to GSA.

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Shape Geoscience Policy

Geosciences Congressional Visits Day*

Join your colleagues at GSA and other Earth science societies to increase the visibility of and support for the geosciences in Congress.

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Policy Toolkit*

Utilize these resources to learn how to engage effectively with policymakers to foster support for the geosciences.

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Share Your Knowledge & Experience

Volunteer as a Mentor

Provide guidance to students and early career professionals in multiple venues, such as GSA Connects, GSA Section meetings, or online through Mentoring365. Mentors could be late stage graduate students through retirees. Students especially like connecting with early career professionals to learn about current job application processes.

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Give a GeoCareers Presentation

Share career tips and opportunities with students at the GeoCareers Corner at GSA Connects. Presentations by early career professionals are especially sought.

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Teach a Short Course

Gain recognition as an expert in your topic of research as an instructor of a short course at GSA Connects or a GSA Section meeting. Help others learn a new topic, build their skills, and network with peers and professionals.

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Lead a Field Trip

Connect and network with colleagues who share your research interests and passions by leading a field trip at GSA Connects and GSA Section Meetings. Design a field trip that is educational, interesting, inclusive, and fun!

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Participate in a Webinar

Be a panelist or presenter in a webinar to share your expertise and connect with fellow geoscientists. Webinars cover topics like graduate school school preparation, career preparation, types of geoscience careers, conversations with diverse geoscientists, geoscience policy, and more.

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Write Career Resources & Articles

Contribute your knowledge and tips about building a career in the geosciences by writing content for GSA’s career resources and articles.

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Write for GSA’s Blog

Share your experience to a wide audience via Speaking of Geoscience, GSA’s official blog. Blog articles can address a variety of topics, such as developments in geoscience policy, successful strategies with geoscience education or communication, contributions to diversity in the geosciences, or your participation in GSA leadership roles or programs.

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Recruit New Talent

Take advantage of GSA’s many opportunities to recruit students and employees, such as the Geoscience Job Board, ads in GSA Today and GSA Connection, and various venues at GSA Connects, like the Campus Connection, GeoCareers Day, and the Resource and Innovation Center.

Job Board and Advertising Contact: Ann Crawford at advertising@geosociety.org

Campus Connection and Resource and Innovation Center Contact: William Cox at wcox@geosociety.org

GeoCareers Day Contact: Jen Nocerino at jnocerino@geosociety.org

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Create an EarthCache

Help the public get outdoors to learn about geoscience firsthand by developing an EarthCache site that provides them with basic geological knowledge and challenges them to answer questions based on their own observations.

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Advance Geoscience Discovery and Innovation

Present Your Research

Share your latest research by giving an oral or poster presentation at GSA Connects or GSA Section meetings.

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Propose a Technical, Topical, or Special Session

Present your evidence-based knowledge to a large international audience by organizing and chairing a session at a GSA meeting.

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Propose a Penrose Conference or Thompson Field Forum

Organize a small, interdisciplinary event that brings together various earth-science communities both within and beyond GSA. Penrose Conferences stimulate and enhance individual and collaborative research and accelerate the advance of science by the interactions and development of new ideas. Thompson Field Forums capture the essence of exciting discoveries or controversial topics via forays into the field for on the spot discussions of a particular geologic feature or area.

Learn about Penrose Conferences

Learn about Thompson Field Forums

Publish Your Research

Disseminate your research to a wide audience through GSA’s highly respected publications, including journals like Geology and GSA Bulletin, GSA Today (GSA’s open-access science and news magazine), books, special papers, field guides, memoirs, and more.

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Become an Editor or Reviewer

Facilitate the publication of new geoscience discoveries by serving as an editor or reviewer for GSA’s peer-reviewed journals and books.

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