1. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Sunday PM

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    It turns out that the GSA Annual Meeting wasn’t the only event taking place in Baltimore this afternoon… Either there's …
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  2. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, Sunday AM

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    #GSA2015 Day 1: William Smith, Tyrannosaurs, the Chesapeake, Digital Tech in the #Geoscience Classroom, Mass Extinctions… and more. — EARTH …
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  3. MD – 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, pre-conference

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    November 1, 2015 by Dr. G

    I have arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America! This four-day conference is …
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  4. PA – Pennsylvania Communication Association 76th Annual Convention

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    October 23, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been able to get some of my short trips up on this blog – since I’ve started blogging …
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  5. DC & OK – AGU Meetings & CUR Business

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    June 28, 2015 by Dr. G

    My past post detailed my journeys to Oklahoma and Washington DC.  This time, I was back in Washington DC, and …
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  6. OK & DC – OK-INBRE and NAS-NRC

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    May 22, 2015 by Dr. G

    I have fallen a little behind in posting my travels recently – but that doesn’t mean that these professional trips …
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  7. PA – 2015 TLT Symposium

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    March 21, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been traveling for a few months – which has been fine with me, especially in this miserable winter …
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  8. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Friday

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    December 20, 2014 by Dr. G

    The final day of the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting has arrived! Yes, I am thoroughly exhausted, but no, it is …
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  9. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 18, 2014 by Dr. G

    Overwhelmed yet? Yeah, me too. #SOMUCHSCIENCE #AGU14 — Chad Trexler (@c_trex) December 16, 2014 Note that the tweet above was …
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  10. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 17, 2014 by Dr. G

    We’ve officially reached record attendance with over 25,000 attendees at #AGU14! pic.twitter.com/kCvCwFWqMN — Am Geophysical Union (@theAGU) December 16, 2014 …
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  11. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Tuesday

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    December 17, 2014 by Dr. G

    Follow the poster tubes! #AGU14 http://t.co/L512cQbLFL pic.twitter.com/H4kYoIHVM0 — Am Geophysical Union (@theAGU) December 16, 2014 Tuesday at the AGU Fall …
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  12. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, Monday

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    December 16, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was the first official day of the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, and it was quite a full day!  My …
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  13. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 14, 2014 by Dr. G

    Another December, another fall meeting for the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.  My students were notified right at …
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  14. BC – GSA 2014, Tuesday PM

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    October 22, 2014 by Dr. G

    (*NOTE – this is part of a series of blog posts from the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting …
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  15. BC – GSA 2014, Tuesday AM

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    October 22, 2014 by Dr. G

    (*NOTE – this is part of a series of blog posts from the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting …
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  16. BC – GSA 2014, Monday PM

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    October 21, 2014 by Dr. G

    (*NOTE – this is part of a series of blog posts from the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting …
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  17. BC – GSA 2014, Monday AM

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    October 20, 2014 by Dr. G

    My talk was this morning, so I decided to camp out in my session room to hear the other fascinating …
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  18. BC – GSA workshop and first day

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    October 20, 2014 by Dr. G

    It’s that time of year again – time for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. This national …
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  19. Atlantic Ocean – NOAA Teacher at Sea

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    August 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I’m posting this just ahead of my next adventure – my journey out at sea!  For the next three weeks, …
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  20. PA – End of the Sabbatical

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    July 26, 2014 by Dr. G

    From July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, I was on sabbatical from teaching at Penn State Brandywine (students, you …
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  21. PA – Sensing Change at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

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    April 29, 2014 by Dr. G

    A few days ago, I went in to panic mode, realizing that I only had a few more days to …
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  22. PA – HighWaterLine: A Walking Art Experience at the Philadelphia Science Festival

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    April 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    The Philadelphia Science Festival has begun and is off to a great start!  When looking over the numerous events taking …
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  23. DC – The Closing of the Smithsonian’s Dinosaur Hall

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    April 25, 2014 by Dr. G

    First, it was the closing of the Life in the Ancient Seas Exhibit (see my blog post from August 2013 …
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  24. PA – Tiktaalik roseae on display

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    April 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    It is funny how some topics that I teach come back around in new and exciting ways… take, for example, …
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  25. MA – NSTA 2014

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    April 6, 2014 by Dr. G

    From Thursday, April 3, through Sunday, April 6, I was in attendance at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference …
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  26. MA – NSTA travel day & State Capitol

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    April 6, 2014 by Dr. G

    On Wednesday, April 2, I headed out again for another conference – this time, to Boston, Massachusetts, for the National …
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  27. PA – TEDxPhiladelphia 2014

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I purchased the ticket back in December, and finally, the day arrived!  I had attended TEDxPhilly back in 2011, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd …
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  28. PA – March Philly SciTweetup

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    Reminder: The next #PhillySciTweetup will be 3/27, 5:30 pm at Landmark Americana at 34th & Market. If you dig science …
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  29. PA – 2014 NEGSA Section Meeting, Sunday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    “If you worry about getting through the entire textbook, then you are forgetting why you are there [in the classroom].”  …
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  30. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday PM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    The afternoon of the 2014 TLT Symposium had two Concurrent Sessions and a final afternoon keynote.  The first afternoon session …
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  31. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    Each year, Penn State University hosts a university-wide conference called the TLT Symposium (that stands for Teaching and Learning with …
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  32. PA – Dan Kahan, Chestnut trees, and Robbie Melton

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    March 22, 2014 by Dr. G

    I have been at the Penn State – University Park campus for the past several days, engaging in work related …
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  33. VA – NSF Geo Ideas Lab

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    March 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    From March 3-7, I served as a mentor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Geoscience Ideas Lab.  Back on January …
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  34. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Wrap-Up

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    March 2, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. It is going to take some …
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  35. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Saturday PM

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    March 1, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. There was one more session before …
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  36. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Saturday AM

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    March 1, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Before boarding the shuttle to the …
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  37. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Friday PM

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    February 28, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Friday afternoon at ScienceOnline Together consisted …
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  38. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Friday AM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. There are some interesting conference activities …
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  39. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Thursday PM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Gonna talk so much science today. …
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  40. NC – ScienceOnline Together, Thursday AM

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    February 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    Click on the hashtag #Scio14 to view all of my posts from ScienceOnline Together. Today was the official kick-off of …
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  41. NC – ScienceOnline Together, fieldtrip

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    February 26, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was full of adventure – actually, I should say “adventures” in the plural.  This morning was my flight from …
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  42. NC – ScienceOnline Together, pre-meeting

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    February 25, 2014 by Dr. G

    I’m off to my third Science Online meeting for the academic year – and this one has the potential to …
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  43. TX – Summit on the Future, Wrap-up

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    It is always impressive how much information can be packed in to just 2.5 days.  I was saturated pretty quickly …
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  44. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 3

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    Here it is, the final day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, held at the Jackson …
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  45. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 2

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    January 11, 2014 by Dr. G

    Day 2 for the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education was just as busy, engaging, and exhausting as …
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  46. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 1

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    January 10, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was the first full day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.  We piled in to …
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  47. TX – Summit on the Future, pre-workshop & State Capitol

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    January 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    This morning, I left one very cold Media, PA, to travel to one very warm Austin, TX.  Bright and early …
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  48. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, post-meeting

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    December 29, 2013 by Dr. G

    Another excellent (but exhausting) AGU meeting comes to an end. — Julian Lozos (@seismogenic) December 14, 2013 Yes, the meeting …
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  49. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, NASA Social

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    December 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    It all started with a tweet… Come see NASA science in action at a #NASASocial @theAGU this Dec. in San …
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  50. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Thursday

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    December 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    A tweet advertising my afternoon poster presentation… retweeted by AGU! RT @guertin: If you saw me at the #AGU13 Bloggers …
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  51. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Wednesday

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    December 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is “hump day” of the week-long AGU fall conference.  The day started bright and early in the morning (all …
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  52. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Bloggers Forum and Open Mic Night

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    I spent all day Tuesday with the NASA Social, but I was still able to participate in two more AGU …
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  53. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, It’s a Family Thing

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    December 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Although I still have some catching up to do with sharing my adventures from yesterday’s NASA Social, Blogging Forum, and …
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  54. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Monday

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    December 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today is the first official, full day of the AGU Fall Conference (even though events have been going on for …
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  55. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, Sunday

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    December 9, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you can imagine, being on a non-stop flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco the day before the official start …
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  56. CA – 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    The center of the solar system shifts to San Francisco next week @theAGU. Get ready for some science! http://t.co/STkRRm1pN9 #agu13 …
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  57. PA – Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association 2013 conference

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    On December 5th and 6th, the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association held its annual conference in State College, PA, with the …
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  58. PA – Covering Complex Science, by Joe Palca (NPR)

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    November 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Last night, I attended the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  I’ve known about the CHF and …
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  59. PA – PATACF meeting at Tyler Arboretum

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    November 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    Sometimes, I am lucky enough where a conference takes place right in my backyard – literally!  I was recently asked …
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  60. CO – GSA125, Conference Wrap-Up

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Airport shuttle full of sleeping geologists. Conferences are exhausting. #GSA125 — Becky Oskin (@beckyoskin) October 30, 2013 Technical sessions are …
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  61. CO – GSA125, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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    November 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Every year, the GSA conference offers fieldtrips for exploration and professional development before and after the conference.  As I am …
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  62. CO – GSA125, Wednesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    i’m just an experimental volcanologist masquerading as a mineral physicist for the afternoon. #gsa125 — Geneviève Robert (@geevesparmesan) October 28, …
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  63. CO – GSA125, Tuesday

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    October 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    Things You Hear At #GSA125 – “I’m a spillover guy” — Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) October 29, 2013 More Things You …
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  64. CO – GSA125, Monday

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    October 28, 2013 by Dr. G

    As you deicide what to see and do at GSA, remember, ““Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― …
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  65. CO – GSA125, Sunday

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    October 27, 2013 by Dr. G

    So, it didn’t take too long for me to get frustrated about there being so many great sessions and activities, …
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  66. CO – GSA125, Teaching Controversies Workshop

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    October 26, 2013 by Dr. G

    My first full day in Denver, Colorado, started with a simple tweet: Will be heading out soon to help co-lead …
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  67. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Wrap-Up

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    October 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    Wow – it is amazing how much information can be packed in to such a short time.  With one day …
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  68. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, shark tagging

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    October 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a day filled with post-conference fieldtrips for attendees to choose from.  Since I went to graduate school in …
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  69. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. PM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    The Saturday afternoon of ScienceOnline Oceans was packed with three technical sessions, then group dinners and the Marine Geek Fashion …
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  70. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, Sat. AM

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    October 12, 2013 by Dr. G

    Here I am at “the U” (how people refer to University of Miami) for today’s sessions at ScienceOnline Oceans!  The …
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  71. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, workshop & panel

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    October 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today begins the formal programming of ScienceOnline Oceans! This afternoon, a series of workshops were available for people to attend. …
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  72. FL – ScienceOnline Oceans, travel day

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    October 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    After my flight taking off an hour late (the pilots were delayed getting to the airport), I’ve started my journey …
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  73. PA – 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference

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    October 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, the Penn State Brandywine campus was the host to the 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference.  …
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  74. PA – Park(ing) Day Philadelphia

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    September 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Park(ing) Day seeks to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly parking spaces for one day a year. …
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  75. TN – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    August 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    For the past several days, I was able to explore the wonders of one of our country’s natural national parks, …
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  76. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Wrap-Up

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [Previous postings with my reflections on the ScienceOnline Climate conference can be found at Day 1 – morning and afternoon, …
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  77. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (PM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  78. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 2 (AM)

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    August 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  79. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (PM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  80. DC – ScienceOnline Climate, Day 1 (AM)

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    August 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    [NOTE – If you are coming here for the first time from a #ScioClimate tweet, please take a quick moment …
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  81. DC – The Closing of the Smithsonian’s Life in the Ancient Seas Hall

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    August 8, 2013 by Dr. G

    I couldn’t believe the news when I first heard it in June – the Smithsonian was going to close their …
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  82. PA – ESSP Workshops at Penn State Brandywine

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    August 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity on the research front for me!  We just completed two …
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  83. PA – The Sabbatical

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    July 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    July 1st marks the beginning of a new journey for me, one I have not yet taken advantage of – …
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  84. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 2

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of WOO!  This is the first full day and also the final day of the Undergraduate Research Program …
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  85. CA – 2013 URPD WOO, Day 1

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    June 23, 2013 by Dr. G

    If you read my last blog post that summarized the end of the CUR Business Meeting, you saw my explanation …
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  86. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Final Day

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    All good things must come to an end, including the CUR Business Meeting.  Today was a half-day of sessions, ending …
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  87. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 2

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    June 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was a full day of CUR business at the CUR Business Meeting at Chapman University.  After a not-too-bad night’s …
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  88. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, Day 1

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    June 21, 2013 by Dr. G

    Confessions of an exhausted professor – I am not good at time zone changes.  I don’t know why my body …
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  89. CA – 2013 CUR Business Meeting, travel day

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    June 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today I traveled to Orange, California, for the start of the CUR Business Meeting, and then will stay here at …
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  90. PA – Science Fair Judge at Meredith School

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    June 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today, I did a volunteer activity that is a common one in which science faculty participate – serving as a …
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  91. PA – ESSP Work in June 2013, State College

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    June 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    Since I was already in north-central Pennsylvania for the NAGT-ES conference, I decided to head down to State College for …
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  92. PA – NAGTES Meeting, wrap-up

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    June 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    Reflection is not just something I have my students do after hearing guest speakers or completing major projects. It is …
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  93. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 3

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    June 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was the third and final full day of the NAGT-Eastern Section Conference. Today’s fieldtrip was to the Grand Canyon …
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  94. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 2

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    May 31, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of the NAGT-Eastern Section conference was dedicated entirely to a Marcellus Shale Field Trip.  Despite knowing that temperatures …
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  95. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 1

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is a very hard post to write.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative entry on my blog.  …
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  96. PA – NAGTES Meeting, pre-trip

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    It seems like I just finished unpacking and doing my laundry from my Iceland trip – and now, I’m off …
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  97. Iceland – travel home and wrap-up

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    My trip home was an interesting one, starting in Iceland, changing planes in Toronto, then finally arriving home to Philadelphia.  …
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  98. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 5

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    May 13, 2013 by Dr. G

    We packed in quite a few sites today on the Reykjanes Peninsula before heading to the airport for our 5PM …
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  99. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 4

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    May 11, 2013 by Dr. G

    We covered quite the distance today – both horizontal and vertical.  We started the day with a 1-1/2 hour drive …
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  100. Iceland – Chautauqua, Day 3

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    May 10, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ll start with my summary for today – pure amazement, pure exhaustion!  Today was spent traveling along the “Ring Road,” …
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