USGS: Inaugural Student Geologic Map Competition
Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Geological Survey is hosting the inaugural Best
Student Geologic Map Competition. This competition is open to university-level
students and entries will be judged at the 125th Annual Geological Society of
America Meeting held in Denver, CO from October 27th through 30th 2013. A
judging panel will select three winners during a special session convened on
October 29th, 2013. The special session will double as a networking hour for
students to share their experiences and techniques.
The competition is open to all students at any level of their academic career
(B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) who have created a geologic map through recent field work.
Along with being publicly recognized at the meeting, winning students will
receive field tools such as a Brunton Compass or rock hammer, and will be given
the opportunity to publish their map in the Student Edition of the Journal of
Each map should stand on its own without explanation by the student author, and
the competition website defines the specific judging criteria for the Best
Student Geologic Map Competition. Students should contact the official U.S.
Geological Survey representative by September 6th, 2013 to be considered for the
This event is hosted by The US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National
Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) in partnership with The Geological
Society of America (GSA), GSA Foundation, Association of American State
Geologists (AASG), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Institute of
Professional Geologists (AIPG), and the Journal of Maps. This event is being
cross-promoted by the American Geosciences Institute as part of "Geologic Map Day"
for the 2013 "Mapping Your World" Earth Science Week. Details about Earth
Science Week can be found at: www.earthsciweek.org.
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