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First AGS Monthly Meeting Held in Tempe a Success

The AGS held its first regular monthly dinner meeting in Tempe on November 4, after holding its meetings in Tucson for more than sixty years. Dr. Isabel Fay Barton, of the University of Arizona faculty, gave an excellent overview of “The Historical Development and Current Status of Geological Research in the Central African Copperbelt” at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel.

Over the years, AGS members of the Phoenix-Tempe area have suggested that some dinner meetings be held there rather than in Tucson. As an experiment, it was decided to hold such a meeting to see how many Phoenix-Tempe area members would attend and how many Tucson members would make the two hour drive. The experiment was a resounding success, with more dinner reservations requested than the hotel dining room could hold. In addition to the large turnout, many of the attendees made enthusiastic comments about the venue and the quality of the talk.

A great deal of credit for the success of this meeting is due to the enthusiastic support and publicity of Professors Stephen Reynolds and Steven Semken of ASU.

This meeting's success may result in additional meetings being held in the Tempe-Phoenix area and eventually led to the establishment of a Maricopa chapter of the AGS, much in the way that the Geological Society of Nevada has chapters in Las Vegas, Reno, Winnemucca and Elko.

Feedback on this suggestion from all AGS member will be greatly welcomed. Please send your suggestions and comments to Michael Conway, AGS President <>, or Bob Kamilli, AGS Program Vice-President <>.

2014 Student Poster Event

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The Arizona Geological Society held its second annual Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Meeting on Thursday April 24, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe.   Student turnout was excellent from all three state universities. Not only did undergraduates participate as well as graduate students, but they also won two of the top three prizes.

Jason Mizer of the U of A won first prize, Lily Jackson of the U of A won second prize and Crystylynda Fudge of ASU won third prize.  Honorable mentions were awarded to Ada Rosa Dominguez of the U of A, Meghan Guild of ASU and Daniel Hadley of NAU.

It is no exaggeration to say that all the posters and oral presentations were of excellent quality. The proof of this is that the judges, who took their job very seriously, haggled over the winners for an hour, although they had PDFs of most of the posters days before the event.

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December 2014 Newsletter

2014 December Dinner Meeting Sponsor


The Arizona Geological Society is grateful for Montgomery and Associates' sponsorship, which helps us to offset dinner meeting costs.

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06 Jan 2015 6:00 PM • Sheraton, 5151 E Grant Rd. (& Rosemont), Tucson AZ 85712


Student Dinner Sponsor for 2014

The Arizona Geological Society is grateful to Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold for their generous support of our student members.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold is sponsoring student dinners at the 2014 AGS monthly meetings.

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