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Geologic Map Day Contest

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Photo by Abi Howe
Copyright © Abi Howe, American Geological Institute
Image source: Earth Science World Image Bank

Geologic Map Contest
Winners Announced

As part of Geologic Map Day (October 18, 2013) and Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2013), the U.S. Geological Survey invited university-level students to enter its 2013 Best Student Geologic Map Competition. The contest was judged at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Denver, October 27-30, 2013.

The competition was open to any student earning a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree who had created a geologic map through recent field work. Winning students were recognized at the meeting, received field tools such as a Brunton compass and rock hammer, and got the opportunity to publish their maps in the student edition of the “Journal of Maps.”

First Place

RobertMahon

Robert Mahon, University of Wyoming (MS Geology)
EdMap Geologic Map of the Saddle Peak Hills 7.5’ Quadrangle, Death Valley National Park, San Bernardino County, California
Awarded a Brunton Compass from the Association of American State Geologists

Second Place

KentWalters

Kent Walters, University of Cincinnati (MS Glacial Geology)
Glacial Geomorphology of Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA
Awarded a rock hammer and hand lens from the American Institute of Professional Geologists

Third Place

JensSnee

Jens-Erik Lund Snee, Stanford University (MS Geology)
1:24,000 Scale Geologic Mapping of Cenozoic Unites in Huntington Valley and the Eastern Pinon Range, Elk County, Nevada
Awarded the 125th Anniversary Volume: Special Paper 500, The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, Interactions from the GSA Foundation.

In addition, all winners will receive an offer to publish their map in the Student Edition of the Journal of Maps and the opportunity to be published in the full journal.  The top three student maps will also be recognized and announced on the GSA Website, GSA Today and GSA Connection, AGI Spectrum, and the USGS Website.
 All photos taken and courtesy of Dr. Douglas A. Howard, U.S. Geological Survey.

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