Students Attend NYSGA 80th Annual Meeting
Students Christina Hartwell and Thomas Schramm attended the 80th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association (NYSGA) at Lake George, New York, September 26-28 with Dr. Vollmer. The meeting was jointly held with the 37th Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Grenville, and thirteen separate day trips were scheduled over the three days.
The meeting, hosted by Colgate University this year, is an annual field-based meeting that is rotated among universities throughout New York State. The meetings attract professional and academic geologists, students, teachers, and geology devotees from across northeast United States and Canada.
Field-based meetings like this are an essential part of the scientific process in geology. They allow field research scientists to present geologic field data and their hypotheses to participants for the dissemination of scientific information and for peer evaluation. They are also invaluable for teaching students how the scientific method is used in geology, and to participate and learn.
New Paltz last hosted the NYSGA in 1987, and has agreed to host it again in September 2009. Dr. Vollmer found out at the meeting banquet that he is to be appointed President of the NYSGA at the 2009 meeting. Watch our website for additional information as the 2009 meeting shapes up!