New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting
Virtual Meeting
April 15-16, 2021
Preliminary Program Available

The 2021 Spring Meeting will be a virtual event.

Abstracts submitted for the cancelled 2020 meeting were rolled over to 2021. Authors who submitted abstracts in 2020 are also free to update their submissions or withdraw them if that is more appropriate.


Every spring, the Society holds a meeting in Socorro to allow presentation of geoscience research, principally from New Mexico and adjacent areas (including Mexico). The meeting features a variety of technical sessions that span the breadth of topics of the geosciences including geology, hydrology, geophysics, paleontology, and mineral resources. This event is always well attended, and is a great way to meet other researchers and students working in New Mexico.

Student participation is highly encouraged as this meeting provides an excellent venue for student presentations. During the meeting, several Society scholarships are awarded to students from New Mexico.

Meeting Details:

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

When: April 15-16, 2021 (meeting begins at 8:00 AM)

Where: Virtual Meeting

Special Theme: "Our Common Future: Reliability, Robustness, and Resiliency for Effective Risk Management"

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Green (more information)
(see Preliminary Program)

Program Chair: Diane Agnew — 505-289-3008

General Chair: Susan LucasKamat — 505-476-3488

Registration Chair: Connie Apache — 575-835-5302

Call For Abstracts (PDF version)

Abstracts related to the special theme session (see below), or to the geology of New Mexico and adjacent areas, 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.

Special Theme: “Our Common Future: Reliability, Robustness, and Resiliency for Effective Risk Management”

In addition to the traditional geoscience technical sessions, the committee is inviting abstracts on topics related to risk management in the geosciences. These topic areas include:

  • Managing Risk through Data and Data Management: Presentations related to data visualization; digitalization of information; integrating geospatial data into geoscience databases; machine learning; data analytics; and data storage, management, and sharing on varying scales.
  • Asset Management: Presentations related reliability, robustness, and resiliency in resource management; source water protection; aquifer storage, recharge, and recovery; water and soil as agricultural resources; and water systems, resources, and issues of scale.
  • Workforce as a Renewable Energy: Presentations and discussions on how to build pipelines into research, consulting, and government positions and building a workforce that is resilient.
  • Where Water and Energy Meet: Presentations related to the research, models, and interdisciplinary approaches to looking at water and energy issues and climate change.

The 2021 NMGS Spring Meeting has an exciting addition of a panel discussion to the format of the meeting. The panel, The Thriving Geosciences – How diversity and integration are necessary for ensuring the future of the geosciences, will be a discussion of diversity and integration in the geosciences. The panel will feature members of the community with unique perspectives on paths into geoscience careers and growth and development of geoscientist professionals.

Abstract submission deadline is April 4, 2021.

Abstracts must be submitted by Sunday, April 4, 2021 and be 500 words or less.


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