Association for Women Geoscientists
PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
When the Spokane and Puget Sound Chapters merged to form the Pacific Northwest Chapter in 2007, the chapter grew to serve both Washington and Oregon. Our members live in Washington and Oregon and beyond to Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. To promote professional growth and AWG’s goals, we get together for formal and informal events, mostly in the Seattle and Portland areas.
Upcoming Events and News
SAVE THE DATE for our next Zoom meeting on Saturday February 4, 2023 at 4 pm (social time at 3:30) featuring our 2022 Tanaka Scholarship recipient Haskelle Trigue White (OSU). She’ll be speaking about her NASA internship research on Venus geochemistry. See the flyer here.
GSOC has been kind enough to post recordings of most of our recent AWG-PNW Zoom presentations on their YouTube channel. You can find them at Lectures — Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) The recording of our May 14, 2022 meeting with Dr. Gillian Foulger (Durham University Emerita) on Plumes or Not? The status of the debate at Iceland and Yellowstone is here. The recording of our October 24, 2022 meeting with Sophie Kurucz (Ontario Geological Survey) on Earth’s first snowball event? Evidence from the early Paleoproterozoic Huronian Supergroup is here.
2022 Field Trip Updates
AWG-PNW GEOLOGY AND HOT SPRINGS TOUR OF SOUTHEASTERN BC: APRIL 30 – MAY 11, 2022
This trip is completed. Watch for a story in an upcoming chapter newsletter.
AWG-PNW FIELD TRIP TO MOUNT ST. HELENS: TENTATIVELY JULY 2-7, 2023
We’re still working out the price, but it will cover food and accommodations. We’ll be staying at a location on the south side of the mountain for 3 nights, then 2 nights at the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Science and Learning Center on the north side of the mountain. These accommodations are NOT physically distanced, so those who wish to sleep alone should bring a tent and pad to camp outside. Our leaders will be Carolyn Driedger (USGS-CVO, ret.) and Dr. Melinda Brugman (Environment Canada, ret.). We’ll have evening presentations, special guests, and a variety of activities (including hiking) during the days. Contact Past President to be put on the interest list. Watch your email for more information soon.
AWG’S 2023 FIELD TRIP: NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA AUGUST 1-15 IS FULL.
Contact Past President to be put on the waiting list.
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