January 28, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 9



Geological Sciences Hosts First-Ever Joint Convention

The Department of Geological Sciences, along with the San Joaquin Geological Society in Bakersfield, co-hosted the first-ever joint convention of the Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America and Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists last April 7 to 15 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

More than 1,000 geologists from North and South America and Asia attended portions of this multi-faceted event, which featured 337 research presentations in 37 oral sessions and 15 poster sessions, as well as 12 field trips and nine workshops.

Faculty members from the Geological Sciences Department played key roles in organizing the convention and many presented new research findings. Peter Weigand was general co-chair. He also led or co-led three field trips and authored or co-authored three field trip guides.

Eugene Fritsche was presentations chair and presented a two-day workshop, co-led a field trip, co-authored a field trip guide, gave an oral presentation, and co-authored two talks with students. He was also presented with the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Section, SEPM.

George Dunne was field trip chair and gave an oral presentation. Douglas Yule co-chaired an oral session, co-led a field trip, co-authored a field trip guide, gave an oral presentation, and co-authored two oral presentations.

Vicki Pedone co-chaired an oral session and gave an oral presentation. Richard Squires chaired an oral session, gave an oral presentation, and co-authored a talk with a student. Kathleen Marsaglia was poster chair and gave an oral presentation.

Gerald Simila gave an oral presentation, co-authored two oral presentations, and co-authored two poster presentations. Karen Savage chaired the Student Assistant Committee, co-led a field trip, and co-authored a field trip guide. Ali Tabidian chaired the Student Awards Committee.


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