Activities & Programs for Students


Publishing: “What’s Your Problem; What’s Your Point?”

Experienced GSA science editors will explain the process of preparing your research for submission to scholarly journals.
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Early Career Professionals Coffee

Mon., 23 Oct., 9:30–10:30 a.m.
This informal gathering will have remarks from representatives of several non-profits that have activities of interest to early career professionals. There will be time for networking and sharing ideas on how these organizations can best serve you.

Be a Meeting Mentor

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GSA is looking for mentors at the annual meeting to help students understand the breadth of careers available to students and provide advice as they navigate their next steps, academically and professionally. Mentoring opportunities range from one-on-one pairings to 30-minute consultations.

Your Student Committee

Linnea McCann
Linnea McCann
University of Washington

Madeleine Hummer
Madeleine Hummer
University of Washington

Michael Zackery McIntire
Michael Zackery McIntire
University of Washington

Virginia Littell
Virginia Littell
University of Washington

Keith Hodson
Keith Hodson
University of Washington

Social/Networking Events

  • Icebreaker
    Saturday, 21 Oct., 5–7 p.m.
    Catch up, plan your week ahead, enjoy a beer, and have fun!
  • Opening Reception
    Sunday, 22 Oct.,5:30–7 p.m., Exhibit Hal
  • Meet and Greet: An Informal Reception for Students (grad/undergrad) & Early Career Professionals
    Sun., 7–10:30 p.m., Tap House Grill, Billiards Lounge, 1506 6TH Ave, Seattle
    Meet and network with other young professionals while enjoying light refreshments. You may come and go as you wish. No preregistration is required. Cash bar.

GSA Seminar: No Means No: How to Step Up and Stop Harassment 

Presented by Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D., President and CEO, S*Marts Consulting LLC
Monday, 23 October, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
WSCC – Ballroom 6B

FREE for all attendees (food not included).  Feel free to purchase food nearby in the center and bring your lunch with you.

The damage done by harassers and bullies begins with those they target. It extends to those who witness or hear about it. And it poisons the atmosphere everywhere it happens - including in the workplace, in field work settings, and at meetings and conferences. What can you do to stop harassment when you’re the target? How can you step in to stop it when you see it? Learn how to recognize harassment for what it is, how to decide when to step up and step in, and approaches and methods that work to stop harassing and bullying behavior. 

Student Funding

  • Student Volunteers
    Help defray your meeting costs. New timing this year: the Student Volunteer Program will open in early August.
  • Travel Grants
    The GSA Foundation and your regional Section want to help you get to the meeting. Apply online during the pre-registration period. Check your application status online.
  • On To the Future (OTF)
    Assistance for diverse students to attend the meeting for the first time.
    The deadline to apply was 26 May.

Career Enhancement

  • Best Student Geologic Map Competition
    Please join us for in the T208. Best Student Geologic Map Competition. This poster session provides a venue for students to present their geologic maps that have a significant field component. The outcome will be awards for the top three geologic maps in the session.
  • GeoCareers Day
    A day of progressive sessions aimed at building a stronger career pipeline.
  • Workshops
    Topics include: publishing research, job search skills, grant writing.
  • Career Pathways
    Learn from and network with working geoscientists over lunch.
  • Campus Connection
    Shop around for the school that suits you best.