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Awardee:S E P M
Doing Business As Name:Society of Sedimentary Geology SEPM
  • Howard E Harper
  • (918) 808-6985
Award Date:01/14/2020
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 50,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 50,000
  • FY 2020=$50,000
Start Date:01/15/2020
End Date:12/31/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:A Proposal for Travel Support for Students International Sedimentary Geoscience Congress Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 26-29 April, 2020
Federal Award ID Number:2000748
DUNS ID:788082733
Program:Sedimentary Geo & Paleobiology
Program Officer:
  • Margaret Fraiser
  • (703) 292-8172

Awardee Location

Street:1621 S. Eucalyptus Avenue
County:Broken Arrow
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Society for Sedimentary Geology
City:Broken Arrow
County:Broken Arrow
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

The need for larger numbers of people in the geosciences workforce in the United States is great. Educational experiences outside of formal school curricula have been shown to increase not only student interest in the geosciences but the number of students choosing geosciences and STEM-related professions as well. The formal and informal interactions among geoscientists from all career stages that are facilitated in conference settings comprise excellent means to reinforce students' desires to continue the study of geosciences towards careers in academia, government or industry. Student travel grants to attend the International Sedimentary Geoscience Congress in Flagstaff, Arizona allow students opportunities to connect with one another and with a diverse range of early career and established sedimentary geoscientists across disciplines and broad geographic regions. These travel awards also allow students to attend specialized workshops, short courses, and field trips that are complementary to the core scientific program of the conference. The International Sedimentary Geoscience Congress is a global meeting devoted to sedimentary geoscience and was initiated by the Society for Sedimentary Geology in cooperation with the Sedimentary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America and the International Association of Sedimentologists. The meeting in April 2020 is the first of a planned series that will convene every four years and its theme is 'The past is the key to a sustainable future'. This award is funding undergraduate and graduate students typically underrepresented in the geosciences and related fields. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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