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American Geological Institute
Leadership Conference

“Improved Effectiveness Through Increased Cooperation”

Monday, May 19 & Tuesday, May 20, 2003
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC

Conference Synposis in Geotimes

Action Items Summaries


Click on the links below to view selected PowerPoint presentations.

Monday, May 19th

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:30 am

Welcome, Forum Scope & Expectations

M. Ray Thomasson

8:45 am

Report on Action Items from 2002 Leadership Forum


• Earth Science Teacher Preparation

Robert Ridky


• Education Outreach

Cindy Martinez


• Earth Science State-Based Alert System

M. Frank Watt Ireton


• Geoscience Data Preservation

Christopher Keane


USGS Coalition

Dave Applegate


• Making the Case for Paleoclimate Research

Christopher Maples


• Free Flow of Geoscientists and Geoscience Data

Peter Folger


I. Priming the Pipeline: Ensuring Future Geoscientists

9:15 am

Future Geoscience Employment and Student Enrollment

Christopher Keane

9:30 am

Earth Science Teacher Corps

Robert Ridky

10:00 am



10:30 am

Strengthening Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Barbara Tewksbury

11:00 am

Enhancing Diversity in the Earth and Space Sciences

Jill Karsten

11:30 am

Geoscience Outreach: A Collaborative Effort

Cindy Martinez




1:30 pm

Constraints on International Geoscientific Interaction

Peter Folger

2:00 pm

Member Society Discussion: Collaborative Opportunities and Needs

3:00 pm




II. Federal Investment in Geoscience R&D

3:30 pm

Federal Budget Hotspots for Geoscience R&D

Dave Applegate

4:00 pm

Oil and Gas Research at a Critical Juncture

Scott Tinker

4:30 pm

Future Vision for NSF R&D Support

Herman Zimmerman

5:15 pm

Member Society Discussion: Collaborative Opportunities and Needs

6:00 pm



7:00 pm



Tuesday, May 20th

III. E-Publishing and the Future of Geoscience Information

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:30 am

GeoScienceWorld: An Intersociety Initiative

J. Alexander Speer

8:50 am

New Data Access Opportunities

Rick Fritz

9:10 am

Geoinformatics: A Community Approach

Christopher Keane

9:30 am

Geoscience Foundation Alliance to Support Education

Jan van Sant

9:50 am



10:20 am

Member Society Discussion: Collaborative Opportunities and Needs


IV. Forum Outcomes

11:00 am

Identification and Assignment of Action Items

M. Ray Thomasson

12:00 pm

Adjourn and Lunch


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