Gold Medal Lectures

GSA Gold Medal Lectures

GSA continues the celebration with lectures by our three gold medalists. These lectures will be held in the Washington State Convention Center in appropriate technical sessions. Each medalist will present a 20-minute talk reflecting the science of their careers.

Penrose Medal
George Plafker
George Plafker
“Rocks and Shocks: Continental Margin Tectonics, Giant Arc Megathrust Events, Tsunami Generation, and Paleoseismology”
Sunday, 22 October 2017: 5:05 PM, Tahoma 2 (The Conference Center)
Day Medal
Neal R. Iverson
Neal R. Iverson
“Basal Slip of Glaciers: Creeping Toward Better Parameterizations”
Monday, 23 October 2017: 1:35 PM, Chelan 2 (The Conference Center)
Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal)
Sterling J. Nesbitt
Sterling J. Nesbitt
“Rethinking The Rise of Dinosaurs and Their Kin: New Fossils Have Reshaped How We Characterize The Origin of Dinosaurs”
Monday, 23 October 2017: 10:25 AM, Room 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
President’s Medal
Thure E. Cerling
Thure E. Cerling
“Cross Disciplinary Science - Thoughts on Practice and Training”
Tuesday, 24 October 2017: 8:05 AM, Skagit 3 (The Conference Center)