Sunday, October 11, 2020

GBGM Logo Design Contest

The Geobiology and Geomicrobiology (GBGM) division of GSA is looking for talented artists from our Geobiology community to help us redesign our logo! 

We’re looking for something that can capture the diversity of research in our division while maintaining a simple design. If you want inspiration, check out the logos for GSA’s divisions in History & Philosophy, Energy Geology, or Geochronology.

Logo design finalists will be selected by the GBGM Division Officers and then the GBGM division members will vote for their favorite design during the GSA Online 2020 meeting. The winning logo will be used in the production of new GBGM merchandise (e.g., water bottles, mugs, notebooks, T-shirts, stickers, mousepads) while select finalists will be chosen for “limited edition” runs. All finalists will receive free swag, and artists will receive 25% of any profits from merchandise using their designs.

Submissions will be accepted until October 22nd. Submissions and questions can be sent to GBGM Division Officer Dr. David Gold.
Please include “GBGM Logo Competition” in the subject line and your GSA membership number (or membership number of an affiliated society). The only requirement for the logo is that your submission is provided as a vector graphic; David Gold will work with the winner to integrate the design into the standardized logo template and make sure it meets GSA’s specifications.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing your ideas!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Opportunities for Students: Co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition

Funded by NSF-FRES (National Science Foundation Frontier Research in Earth Sciences Program), this collaborative project (Co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition: Integrated perspectives from outcrop and drill coresoffers multiple PhD graduate research assistantships to support research on the co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition through the integration of geochemical, paleontological, stratigraphic, sedimentological, geochronological, and paleogeographical data from both outcrops and drill cores. Graduate students working on this project will have opportunities to participate in field work in NW Canada, Mongolia, Namibia, and Morocco; to analyze drill cores from South China, Brazil, and Namibia; to study stable isotope geochemistry; and to learn numerical modeling techniques. Students will also have opportunities to interact scientists from eight research groups at six institutions (see PIs list below) as well as the ICDP GRIND-ECT project (

Students who are interested in applying for these opportunities are encouraged to contact PIs listed above.