New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting
Macey Center, New Mexico Tech campus, Socorro, NM
April 7, 2017
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.

Evening Student / Industry Mixer

This year, we will host an Evening Student / Industry Mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pizza and hot Asian hors d'oeuvres will be served (catered by Chartwells), along with a cash bar. We hope this new event will provide a casual but informative venue for students to seek career advice from professionals. Registration for the mixer is required but is free. Students and industry representatives are encouraged to attend.

Meeting Details:

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

When: April 7, 2017 (registration opens at 7:30 AM, meeting begins at 8:00 AM)

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

Special Theme: "Uranium in New Mexico: the Resource and the Legacy"

Keynote Speaker: Bernard Bonifas, Energy Fuels (more information)
(see Preliminary Program)

Program Chair: Virginia McLemore — 575-835-5521

General Chair: Bonnie Frey — 575-835-5160

Registration Chair: Connie Apache — 575-835-5302

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

Call For Abstracts DEADLINE PAST (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 24, 2017 and be 500 words or less.


Online registration is available until Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM. After that, you can register on-site.

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