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
Chapter News Because of the chapter field trip to SE BC in late April – early May, this is a double issue. New AWG website coming! AWG is completely changing their website and their databases. This will have several advantages for AWG… Continue reading…
Chapter News Our newsletter editor, Emily Cahoon, may still be off on a deep sea drilling cruise near the Mariana Trench, but here’s a link to a new Oregon Field Guide article about her work on Oregon sunstones: https://www.opb.org/article/2022/02/20/oregon-sunstones-shimmer-with-mysteries/
We have not yet scheduled a summer meeting. Please check back later.
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 meeting with Dr. Gillian Foulger (Durham University Emerita) on Plumes or Not? The status of the debate at Iceland and Yellowstone 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 our next newsletter.
AWG-PNW FIELD TRIP TO MOUNT ST. HELENS IS RESCHEDULED (AGAIN) TO SUMMER OF 2023 – WE HOPE
Our lodgings at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center are the opposite of physically distanced, so we’ve postponed this 4- to 5-day field trip to 2023.
AWG’S 2023 FIELD TRIP WILL BE TO NOVA SCOTIA & NEWFOUNDLAND IN AUGUST. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get trip updates.
AWG FIELD TRIP TO ICELAND: JULY 6-18, 2022 and JULY 25 – AUGUST 6, 2022
Both of these trips are FULL. Contact email@example.com to be put on a waiting list. The cost (excluding airfare) is $6000. The trips will be led by Tamie Jovanelly, a geology professor at Berry College who has recently authored Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features. Go to http://www.icelandgeologytours.com for more information.
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