Great Lakes Section – SEPM
35th Annual Fall Field Conference:
THE DEVONIAN-CARBONIFEROUS BOUNDARY IN THE TYPE AREA OF THE MISSISSIPPIAN
28-29 September 2019
Trip Organizers: Bradley D. Cramer (University of Iowa), Ryan J. Clark (Iowa Geological Survey), & James E. (Jed) Day (Illinois State University)
JOINT WITH THE 74th ANNUAL TRI-STATE FIELD CONFERENCE
Visit the classical exposures of the Devonian-Carboniferous interval in the type area of the Mississippian Subsystem along the Mississippi River valley in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Recent research on the stratigraphy of the area provides new insight into the completeness of this interval and the potential significance of strata in the region to the global quest to understand the events surrounding this important boundary.
Rates: Students: $50, NAGT Member: $50, Professional: $75. Includes local travel, guidebook, lunches.
Conference Webpage and Registration: You are already on the web page! Registration will begin on the Tri-State's version of the webpage on 15 July 2019.
Lodging: Please arrange your own lodging in Quincy. The primary conference hotel is the Microtel Inn & Suites, although special conference prices are still being negotiated. Other hotels are recommended on the flyer. There is camping at Wakonda State Park, IA, about 15 miles away.
GLS-SEPM Best Student Papers Awarded, 2018 North Central Section GSA Meeting, Ames, IA
Best Undergraduate Student Paper ($100) – Montana Kruske (Lake Superior State University), GPS examination of multi-year seasonal storm impacts on the subsurface depositional architectures on a beach in Grand Marais, MI.
Best Graduate Student Paper ($100) – Mohammad Shohel, (University of Iowa), Studying crystalline structure of conodont microfossils with x-ray diffraction.
The awards include 1 year free membership in GLS-SEPM and free registration for the next GLS-SEPM field conference.
The Great Lakes Section of the SEPM (GLS-SEPM) is a not-for-profit educational association affiliated with the national SEPM - Society for Sedimentary Geology. The objectives of this Section are (1) to promote the science of geology in the Great Lakes area of North America through research in sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, and stratigraphy, and (2) to exchange and disseminate information and to share experiences of mutual interest. Section membership is composed of professional and student geologists who work, reside, or have research interests in the Great Lakes area.