New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting
Macey Center, New Mexico Tech campus, Socorro, NM
April 13, 2018
Preliminary Program Available


Every spring, the Society holds a meeting in Socorro to allow presentation of geoscience research, principally from New Mexico and adjacent areas. This event is always well attended and is a great way to meet other researchers and students working in New Mexico. During the meeting, several Society scholarships are awarded to students from New Mexico.

Student participation is highly encouraged as this meeting provides an excellent venue for student presentations. Oral and poster sessions will focus largely on the geology of New Mexico and adjacent areas. Abstracts are solicited from all geoscience disciplines.

Meeting Details:

Purpose: Presentation of geoscience research from New Mexico and adjacent areas.

When: April 13, 2018 (registration opens at 7:30 AM, meeting begins at 8:00 AM)

Where: Macey Center, New Mexico Tech campus, Socorro, NM

Special Theme: "Environmental Geology and Hydrology"

Keynote Speaker: Dennis McQuillan (more information)
(see Preliminary Program)

Program Chair: Stacy Timmons — 575-835-6951

General Chair: Dennis McQuillan — 505-827-2140

Registration Chair: Connie Apache — 575-835-5302

Lodging: see the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce and Socorro Heritage and Visitors Center lodging pages

Student / Professional Mixer:

After a well attended and well received Evening Student / Industry Mixer after the 2017 spring meeting, we have decided to offer this event again -- this time as a luncheon mixer. A buffet meal will be served (free for students). The event will be from noon to 1:30 pm. In addition to a panel of professionals from various agencies and firms, the event offers a casual and informative venue for students to seek career advice from professionals. Students and professional representatives are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration will be required to get an accurate count for meals.

(please use the donation box on the registration form if you or your business can help support free student attendance)

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Silent Auction:

The NMT Society of Economic Geologists student chapter will be hosting a silent auction (see flyer), mineral raffle, and selling t-shirts during the NMGS conference. All proceeds will go the the NMT SEG travel fund.

Call For Abstracts (PDF version)

Abstracts related to the special theme session, or to the geology of New Mexico and adjacent states (including Mexico), are invited for posters or oral presentations. Abstracts on non-regional topics of interest will also be considered. Abstracts should be submitted online or may be accepted in other formats in special cases (contact the Program Chair for details). Please view the help page for formatting guidelines.

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018 and be 500 words or less.


Online registration is available until Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. After that, you can register on-site.

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