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Please sign-up for the new EarthScope listserv!

All correspondence will be distributed through the new listserv after Friday, Sept. 23rd! Don't miss out!

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GSA is coming up!

By Maite Agopian |

Loop up this list of EarthScope related talk !

And don't miss this TED Event!

Geoscience Educator's Reception (GSA, GSA Div. Geo. Ed., NAGT, DLESE, Cutting Edge, InTeGrate, IRIS, JOI, UNAVCO, EARTHSCOPE, Teacher Prep Table - Sunday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Centennial Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency Denver at CCC). This event is open to anyone interested in geoscience education. From 7:00-7:30 p.m., TED, Geo-2YC, and GER will co-sponsor a “Meet and Greet” networking event where you can:

o   Identify K-12, 2YC and 4YC collaborators – both as active investigators on projects and as participants to help implement interventions or collect data

o   Find collaborators with complementary skills: statisticians, social scientists, people with expertise in specific areas (e.g. interviews, observations, analyzing data)

o   Identify others interested in asking similar questions around geoscience education research and practice


See you there!

New Round of ES Synthesis Workshops Application

By Maite Agopian |

New round of proposals from potential hosts of EarthScope Synthesis Workshops:

Application deadline:  Monday, October 10th, 2016

To apply you will need: Workshop Title, Primary contact name & email, Eventual additional co-organizers, Anticipated key participants, Proposed location, Proposed time of year (if there is some preference), Motivation for the workshop, Types of EarthScope data used, Relationship of the topic to EarthScope science goals, What progress toward synthesis do you think could be made at the workshop?, E&O outcomes suggestions, Additional information, Text and figures that represent a commitment to work on the topic (size should not exceed 5MB).

To find complete information about the program directives and link to the form, please go to

EarthScope National Meeting 2017

By Maite Agopian |


Don't miss the last EarthScope National Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, in May 2017.

May 15th: Workshops

May 16th-18th: two and a half day of Sessions

May 18th afternoon: Field trip

Meeting Agenda to be announced.

inSights Summer 2016 Issue

By Maite Agopian |

Enjoy the Summer 2016 issue of our newsletter, inSights. In this issue, you can learn how the Plate Boundary Observatory is used to monitor landslide motion, read highlights from the IRIS 2016 Workshop, discover how a PBO station on Augustine Island, Alaska met an unfortunate fate, consider two undergraduate teaching modules in the Education Corner, congratulate the 2016 AGeS Awardees, and keep up to date on important EarthScope News and announcements!

Please read online or download the new issue here.

Our goal is to bring EarthScope science to the public through articles written by science writers. If you are interested in sharing your work, contact Elisabeth Nadin:

Help us distribute this issue, send it to your colleagues and friends.

EarthScope-Related Sessions at AGU 2016

By Maite Agopian |

Consider submitting an abstract for a session at this year’s upcoming AGU Fall meeting, December 12-16 in San Francisco. Please see below for sessions of interest to the EarthScope Community or by visiting

The AGU abstract submission deadline is August 3, 2016.  Submit your abstract here:

Your session is not listed? Email us at and we’ll be happy to include your session to the list:

2016 AGeS Awardees

By Maite Agopian |

The EarthScope AGeS (Awards for Geochronology Student Research) program is a multi-year educational initiative aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary, innovative, and high-impact science by promoting training, education, and interaction between graduate students, scientists, and geochronology labs at different institutions. The program offers support of up to $10,000 for graduate students to collect and interpret geochronology data that contribute to EarthScope science targets through visits and hands-on data acquisition in participating geochronology labs.

The 2015 winners have been announced and are listed below. Congratulations! We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work.

Alyssa Abbey, University of Michigan

Arkansas River development and late Cenozoic exhumation in the southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado.            

Method: Detrital U-Th-Pb                            

James Chapman, University of Arizona            

Zircon δ18O Trends in Cordilleran Magmatism in the Western U.S. and the Relationship to Mantle Lithosphere Geodynamics                    

Method: zircon U-Pb geochronology and zircon δ18O isotope geochemistry    

Jeremy Cordova, Western Washington University        

Pressure-temperature-time evolution of the Easton terrane, North Cascades, Washington State: the record of subduction initiation.

Method: 40Ar/39Ar

Luke Fairchild , University of California, Berkeley       

Constraining rapid paleogeographic change in the Mesoproterozoic as recorded by the North American Midcontinent Rift

Method: U-series                        

Emilie Gentry, Colorado School of Mines            

In situ U-(Th-)Pb LA-ICP-MS analysis of monazite in high-strain zones to test the extent and origin of the Norumbega fault system in the New England Appalachians, a San Andreas-type fault system.            

Method: U-(Th-)Pb LA-ICP-MS                            

Benjamin Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology            

A detrital zircon study of metasediments in lower arc crust in the Southern Sierra Nevada, California.            

Method: Detrital U-Th-Pb                            

James Mauch, Utah State University            

Quantifying active salt deformation in Spanish Valley, UT, utilizing a chronostratigraphy of offset stream terraces            

Method: cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) 10Be-26Al isochron burial dating

Alexander Morelan, University of California, Davis             

Alluvial Fan Morphology Along Faulted Range Fronts as a Recorder of Slip Rate            

Method: 10Be CRN                            

Matthew Morris, University of Oregon            

Thermochronometric constraints on the age of Hells Canyon, testing lithospheric foundering in NE Oregon.            

Method: (U-Th)/He

InSights Spring Issue

By Maite Agopian |

Enjoy the spring 2016 issue of our newsletter inSights. In this issue, you can how EarthScope magnetotelluric data protects your power; getting hands-on with EarthScope; firsts in Alaska; new uses for the PBO presented at the 2016 UNAVCO workshop; and EarthScope news and announcements.

Please read online or download the new issue here.

Our goal is to bring EarthScope science to the public through articles written by science writers. If you are interested in sharing your work, contact Elisabeth Nadin: