PORTLAND, OREGON–Every year the Wooster geology faculty and many of our students travel to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America to share our research and learn from our colleagues. As with most professions, these conventions are times to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Wooster students also meet potential graduate advisors and collect more information and ideas for their Independent Study projects. We all especially enjoy seeing Wooster geology alumni at a gathering on Monday night.
We plan to post blog entries here about our experiences at this meeting. I arrived in Portland this evening because the paleontologists traditionally have a short course on the Saturday before the GSA convention officially begins. Most of the department will fly in tomorrow afternoon.