Call for Science Nuggets

By Maite Agopian |
Call for Science Nuggets
By Didier Descouens - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Call for Science Nuggets!

To PIs who received an EarthScope grant:

The EarthScope National Office is compiling information that highlights the scientific achievements of the EarthScope program. Science Nuggets are catchy, short, non-technical and visually pleasant one page highlights about a specifically interesting, high-impact research result.

Our goal is to keep track of the multiple achievements of this large NSF funded EarthScope program and share them broadly across the scientific community and the public through our website, social media and other outreach venues.

Please use this online form to provide us with:

·      A catchy title

·      The award number and years

·      The name and affiliation of your collaborators

·      250 words summary/explanation

·      At least one high quality visual (graph, image, figure) format: jpg, pdf.  Resolution: 300dpi

·      A caption for the figure

·      A bibliography

The Office will be formatting each document for consistency before sharing them online. You are allowed to provide us with more than one nugget per project.

Deadline: July 15th, 2016

Submit your nugget here!

EarthScope in Alaska map

By Maite Agopian |

Field season started in Alaska!

EarthScope National Office will be able to up date the maps once a month during the whole seaon.

you can download a printable version on our maps page.

Field season comes with pictures! We are counting on you to share all the great EarthScope adventures! Make sure you tag us #earthscope on instagram or facebook!

GAC-MAC 2016 Conference

By Maite Agopian |

EarthScope is having a joint booth with IRIS between June 1-3, 2016 at the first-ever GAC-MAC meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The conference will be held at the Yukon College, 500 College Dr, Whitehorse. EarthScope will be sharing information and outreach material about USArray installation and related research in the Yukon as well as research done on the Quebec-Maine Transect.

More information about the conference here.

Speaker Series

By Maite Agopian |

The EarthScope National Office officially announces the EarthScope Speaker Series for 2016-2017, supported by the National Science Foundation. EarthScope speakers are selected based on their outstanding research accomplishments involving EarthScope as well as their abilities to engage a variety of audiences. Each speaker presents science-based lectures on their own EarthScope-related project, and their talks include an introduction highlighting broader EarthScope objectives and accomplishments. The five exemplary speakers for this series include (left to right): Amanda Thomas (University of Oregon), Steve Semken (Arizona State University), Diane Moore (Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey), William Hammond (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology & Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada Reno), and Maureen Long (Yale University) .

Colleges and universities are invited to apply for a Speaker visit for the 2016-2017 academic year before July 1st. Complete information about the EarthScope Speaker Series, including speaker biographies and an online application form, can be found on the Speaker Series pages.

School selections are made by the EarthScope National Office.

Math Day at UAF

By Maite Agopian |

EarthScope National Office E&O will participate to the 2016 Math Day, Thursday April 28 in Fairbanks Alaska. This event is organised by the The Alaska Space Grant Program in collaboration with the Fairbanks North Star Borough school district. The goal is to give local 6th graders some opportunity to see how math is applied in a variety of careers and fields.

The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) is a consortium of public and private universities and non-profit organizations that sponsors a broad range of programs to enhance teaching, research, and educational outreach within aerospace and earth science, and other NASA related STEM disciplines throughout Alaska. Their mission is : To promote Earth and Space Science and technology and other NASA relevant teaching, research, and public service throughout Alaska, with special emphasis on culturally responsive programs to engage native, minority, and non-traditional communities.

EarthScope, IRIS and UNAVCO foster STEM in D.C.

By Maite Agopian |

Once again, the EarthScope National Office will be sharing a space with UNAVCO,  next to IRIS, at the upcoming USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. This festival is the largest science festival of its kind in the U.S., with over 1,000 STEM organizations from all over the country participating. Attendance is free during the whole weekend, and schools and homeschoolers get a “sneak peek” on Friday, April 15. This is a great opportunity for EarthScope to reach out to a large number of visitors of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them through fun educational and hands-on activities. Making Earthscope science more easily accessible to the public, and increasing Earth Science literacy, are ongoing goals of our Education & Outreach program.

If you will be in the area, please stop by our booth to learn what EarthScope is doing!

Dates and Times:

Saturday, April 16, 10 am–6 pm

Sunday, April 17, 10 am–4 pm


Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

Booth #: UNAVCO/EarthScope #3535 and IRIS #3537

UAF science Potpourri 2016

By Maite Agopian |

Saturday, April 9 | Noon to 3 p.m.
Reichardt Bldg. on the UAF campus
Parking – Free, behind Reichardt and adjacent lots

Every year, the Chemistry Department in CNSM organizes a free science extravaganza for the entire community. It started out as a simple grassroots effort some 20 years ago, but has grown every year as more and more partners across campus join in and offer engaging activities for everyone. Now there are science shows, make-and-take-home activities, demos and lots of fun for all ages.

This year EarthScope National Office E&O is participating and sharing a table with AVO (Alaska Volcanology Observatory) next to the Alaska Earthquake Center! So many good collaborations are happening here!

You will find our table on the 2nd Floor, East Hallway, right-hand side


By Maite Agopian |

NSF recognizes the unique opportunity offered by the upcoming deployment of the EarthScope Transportable Array (TA) in Alaska to conduct an onshore-offshore seismic experiment along the Aleutian subduction zone. The TA will be fully deployed in Alaska in 2017, and is planned to operate for two years (subject to the availability of funding). This opportunity also takes advantage of NSF's investment in the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool (OBSIP), which includes instruments capable of deployment in shallow water. The timing is right for focus on the Aleutian Arc. READ MORE HERE:

If you are interested and would like to get involved, visit the signup page at the GeoPRISMS website: