WOMEN OF GEOLOGY
Geologist in Training and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Welcome GeoFam! This site was made just for you. Women of Geology is a place to gather, empower, share, educate, and inspire. We are a community of female geologists, aspiring geologists, rock enthusiasts, and supporters who have come together to share our passion in an incredible environment. If you care for our earth as much as we do and want to show your support, come and join us!
ABOUT WOMEN OF GEOLOGY
Women of Geology was founded in 2018 by Chanel Fraser, a student of geology at Portland State University with plans to continue her Masters in Volcanology and Geochemistry. We're a dedicated site for Geology Enthusiasts, and Outdoor Adventurers, bringing news, updates, special events, and more to the Women of Geology, a community of women in the sciences. We pride ourselves on being a fun and collaborative environment, where people from all over can come together and empower one another in unity.
WHATS OUR NEXT ADVENTURE?
As a dedicated (and growing!) community of geologists, we’ve come together to create an amazing hub for people from all over to share and interact. We’d love for you to join us! As a part of our community, we want you to always stay informed about what we’re doing and what’s on our agenda. Check out our latest adventures, field work, conferences, and stay in the loop.
April 12-13 2018
Oregon is a volcanic wonderland, not only in terms of physical features, but also because of the abundance of volcano-brain power in the area.
Announcing the first annual Volcanology Students of Oregon ("Volc-OR") conference, to be held at Oregon State University.
Volc-OR aims to bring together graduate students around Oregon whose research relates broadly to Volcanology. Volc-OR is a student-led and student-focused regional meeting. Volc-OR plans on meeting annually and rotate each year between these three largest schools in Oregon. Hope you will help make it an explosive inaugural event!
This year’s Volc-OR conference will include two days of the following:
Student research talks and poster sessions (any volcano-related topic is welcome: geophysics, geochem, geochron, economic geology, physical volcanology, volcano hazards, etc.)
Keynote presentation on "Hazards and Science Communication in the era of social media and the 24 hours news cycle" by Seth Moran (Scientist-In-Charge of the Cascade Volcano Observatory), followed by a career advice panel alongside OSU faculty
Workshops/ lab tours dedicated to various geo-analytical techniques including inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and magnetotellurics (MT).
Student panel discussions about science and student survival as chosen by you, the participants
Social networking event (Thurs. evening)
9TH ANNUAL BRETZ CLUB 2018 CONFERENCE
April 19th-21st 2018
The 2018 conference starts with a late afternoon arrival on Thursday April 19. Providing dinner at 7pm Thursday for those who pre-order.
The scientific program on Friday, April 20 includes three keynote talks by Pat Corcoran (OSU Ext/Oregon Sea Grant), Catalina Segura (Oregon State University) and Pat McDowell (University of Oregon).
Plan to share your own science by giving a pop-ups talk or contributing to the poster session. Friday evening after the final keynote talk, we’ll hold our inexplicably popular raffle of participant-donated geomorphic items and musical jam-session (yes, there is a Bretz song-book).
On Saturday, April 21, get ready for the field with an exciting day of coastal geomorphology. The conference will officially conclude late afternoon following the field trip.
This year's cost for the 2-day (2 night) conference is $160 for professionals and $90 for students. If you register as a student you will be asked to fill a volunteer position during the conference. Please direct all billing questions to OSU conference services in link below.
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Being that we are a community of geologists, aspiring geologists, rock enthusiasts, and supporters, we want to share what everyone is up to. Let us share your excitement, field work, achievements, and anything you feel will help inspire other Women of Geology.
To do so:
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This Month's Feature
Photographer, social media wizard, and badass geologist in training. Amelia is a part of the graduating class of 2018 from Portland State University with a degree in Geology. She gives back to the Geology department in so many ways. She volunteers her time as a photographer on field trips, events, and conferences. Amelia spreads her infectious kindness to everyone she meets and always lends a hand, without hesitation.
She plans to pursue a career in geologic photography, areal geologic photography, and 3D mapping via drones with high-definition cameras, infrared sensors, LIDAR scanners, etc.
Most of the photos you see on Women of Geology are taken by Amelia. Her talent is undeniable, and her loyalty as a friend is a true treasure. Anyone who gets a chance to work alongside her is guaranteed a memorable experience!