After five years as a GSA Foundation Trustee, GSAF Board member Lisa Pratt is moving on to make space in her schedule. Lisa is NASA’s new planetary protection officer, and is tasked with protecting the Earth from alien invaders, as well as protecting the solar system from Earth’s trash. Learn more about her exciting new endeavors!
This year, the GSA Foundation is part of Colorado Gives Day*, which takes place on Tuesday, 6 December. Please consider making a donation to support the Foundation. *Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving (https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday/about).
After six section meetings and many votes, the GSA Foundation is proud to announce the name of the official brew of GSA 2016: “Liquefaction”! Left Hand Brewing Company will be producing this special red IPA, and it will be available to sample during the 2016 annual meeting in Denver.
Thank you to everyone who voted—the funds raised during the contest will be used to support student travel to GSA 2016. We look forward to seeing you in Denver!
Check out the GSA “Speaking of Geoscience” blog post by Sandra Hardy, a Ph.D. geophysics student who received an On to The Future travel scholarship, enabling her to attend GSA 2015 and the 2015 SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) National Conference. She affirms, “Thanks to GSA’s On To the Future program, I was able to attend two incredibly rewarding conferences last fall. Opportunities such as these allow us aspiring scientists to learn, to network and more importantly to grow as scientists. Both experiences have enabled me to share my love of science with fellow colleagues and implement my scientific knowledge into ideas that have a direct impact on the scientific community.”
Thank you to everyone who has visited the Foundation booth during the 2016 South-Central, Northeastern, Southeastern, and Cordilleran Section Meetings. Members who attend the North-Central and Rocky Mountain Section Meetings will also be able to ask program questions and vote on the 2016 Left Hand Brewery IPA name. All name-related contributions will support students at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Stop by the GSA Foundation booth at any of the GSA Section Meetings to chat one-on-one with a Foundation representative about GSA’s programs. Learn how you can contribute and then take a moment to participate in this year’s beer-naming contest….
Remember “Field Assistant Ale” from the GSA 125th Anniversary meeting in 2013? Left Hand Brewing Company is once again partnering with GSA, and creating a not-yet-named red IPA for the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver. Vote on a name at the Foundation booth.
Symphony No. 1: Formations, which was co-commissioned by GSA and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra to honor GSA’s 125th anniversary year, will be performed again on 6 February. Visit http://tickets.
The GSA Foundation staff and trustees heartily wish you a happy and healthy 2016.