2015 MEAS-FER Symposium

{ Posted by Geneva Gray on 7 July 2015 }

The 2015 MEAS-FER Symposium will be held this year on Tuesday August 18th, and the registration process is now open! Please register here or below. The preliminary schedule is downloadable as a pdf for your convenience! Keep checking back here for updates!

2014 PORKTOBERFEST!!!

{ Posted by Rachel Atkins on 24 October 2014 }

The 2014 Porktoberfest will commence on November 1st this year. Tickets are being sold from 12-1pm in the Jordan foyer, $5 for GSA members and $10 for non-GSA members. You can also purchase them through Paypal here (prices are slightly higher due to the cost of online transaction):

Porktoberfest Tickets
Come join us for some great food and even better company!!!
Check out the 2014 Porktoberfest Flyer!

2104 Symposium is here!

{ Posted by Michael Angus on 7 July 2014 }

The 2014 MEAS-FER Symposium will be held this year on Monday August 18th, and the registration process is now open! Please register here. The schedule is shown below, or downloadable as a pdf for your convenience! You may notice that we've made a few changes this year. First, the symposium now begins at 11:00 so new students can attend registration in the morning. Second, the poster session has been replaced with working groups, where session facilitators will help stimulate discussion on one of three topics: Big ideas in MEAS, Geoscience education and your research, and science communication. Please see the registration form for more details.

Calendar Sale

{ Posted by Michael Angus on 9 Dec 2013 }

Click below to buy the GSA's wonderful 2014 Calendar!

MEAS Calendar


MEAS GSA 2013 addition

{ Posted by Michael "not in charge anymore" Angus on 14 May 2013 }

The MEAS GSA has a new president, PhD student Doreen McVeigh. She represents the sixth consecutive GSA President from the fourth floor of Jordan Hall, a fantastic triumph for the Marine Science program. Students of the second and fifth floors were unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

Anyway, the point is we have a new look GSA. Rowan Argent and Michael Angus have been retained, with Rowan being rewarded for fine performance as External representative with a new role as treasurer. Michael has been demoted to secretary, which is why he is writing this wonderful website note in the third person. We have also added three new members: Seth Theuerkauf and Shannon Brown (lab mates of Doreen bullied into acting as VP and Member-at-Large respectively) and Steve Smith, providing some much needed Earth Science representation as the External Rep.

Hopefully we will have a very exciting year planned for you guys, starting with Porktoberfest on October 19th. Please check back for more details soon!

Registration is open for 2013 Graduate Student Symposium!

{ Posted by jaglass on 14 May 2013 }

The MEAS GSA is once again joining with the FER GSA to hold the 3rd annual Graduate Student Symposium Monday, August 19th, 2013. Registration is open (Registration2013); the deadline is August 1st. This event provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research to the department and greater university community. All MEAS graduate students are encouraged to participate!

GSA General Meeting and Elections

{ Posted by mfrey on 13 September 2012 }

The GSA held its first general meeting of the 2012-2013 school year. We are preparing to unveil a graduate student lounge on the third floor of Jordan Hall by the end of the semester!

The MEAS-GSA is pleased to announce the new members of the 2012-2013 Executive Board: Michael Angus (President), Jordan Dale (Vice President), Jennifer Glass (Secretary), Doreen McVeigh (Tresurer), Rowan Argent (UGSA Rep), and Adeline Brym (Member-At-Large).

Minutes of the meeting have been posted.

2012 Graduate Student Symposium

{ Posted by mfrey on 1 May 2012 }

The MEAS GSA is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held on August 13, 2012. This event provides graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research to the department and greater university community. All MEAS graduate students are encouraged to participate!

Register and find more information here: http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/gsa/symposium_2012.html

MEAS Porktoberfest 2011

{ Posted by mfrey on 11 October 2011 }

The Sixth Annual MEAS Porktoberfest will be on October 29th.

Porktoberfest is the department's annual pig roast - 'git' ready for some fun. There will be plenty of food (vegetarians welcome), drinks, and departmental camaraderie! Come out to play cornhole or just to enjoy some banana pudding with your buddies.

Important Information
What: Porktoberfest
Where: University Club Picnic Pavilion, 4200 Hillsborough St.
Date: October 29, 2011
Time: Noon until late
What to bring: Yourself and your ticket (you might also be wearing a Halloween costume)

MEAS Students can attend for free, just be sure to pick up your ticket in advance (by October 26th). Tickets can be collected in Jordan 4133, 4147, or 5146. Tickets for students will be $5 after October 26th and can be purchased on the day of the event. Faculty and guests can purchase tickets for $5 in advance ($10 after October 26th and on the day of the event). Kids eat free!

Tickets will also be available in the Jordan lobby the week before the event.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or comments!

GSA eBoard Meeting

{ Posted by mfrey on 4 October 2011 }

The minutes for yesterday's GSA eBoard Meeting have been posted.

Porktoberfest will be held on October 29th, details coming. Get ready for another delicious feast!

GSA General Meeting and Elections

{ Posted by jbzambon on 8 September 2011 }

The GSA held its first meeting of the 2011-2012 year. Among the items on the agenda was to vote to additions to the MEAS GSA constitution including new appointments to various MEAS committees that have been formed recently.

As this was the first meeting, and as required by the Constitution, the MEAS GSA held elections. The following individuals were voted unanimously into their respective positions... Robert Dunn (President), Walt Gurley (Vice President), Margaret Frey (Secretary), Matt Wilbanks (Treasurer), Adeline Brym (UGSA Rep), Brett Gantt (Alternate UGSA Rep). Congradulations to the new eBoard!

Minutes of the meeting have been posted.

GSS Schedule Available

{ Posted by jbzambon on 19 July 2011 }

The schedule for the presentations to be given at the 1st Annual Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is now available at the symposium webpage.

http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/gsa/symposium.html

GSA Symposium

{ Posted by jbzambon on 6 July 2011 }

The MEAS GSA is excited to announce the 1st Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held on August 15, 2011. This day long event is an opportunity for graduate students to present and share their research with peers and colleagues. The GSA will be inviting researchers from other departments and universities, governmental agencies, and local industry. If you have never given a talk, this will be a great way to advance your professional development. We encourage you to check out the website for more information and can't wait to see what our fellow graduate students have been up to!

http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/gsa/symposium.html

New Photos

{ Posted by jbzambon on 3 July 2011 }

Pictures from the Spring 2011 End-of-Semester cookout have been added to the Photos page and Sidebar!

GSA eBoard Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 2 February 2011 }

The minutes for yesterday's GSA eBoard Meeting have been posted. Please take a minute to read through them. Specifically discussed were the preliminary plans for the upcoming MEAS Graduate Research Symposium.

Another meeting will be scheduled soon. Please keep an eye on our calendar for details!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 28 February 2011 }

The minutes for todays GSA General Meeting have been posted. Please take a minute to read through them.

Another general meeting will be scheduled soon. Please attend if you are able, thanks!

GSA eBoard Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 2 February 2011 }

The minutes for yesterday's GSA eBoard Meeting have been posted. Please take a minute to read through them. Specifically discussed were the preliminary plans for the upcoming MEAS Graduate Research Symposium.

Another meeting will be scheduled soon. Please keep an eye on our calendar for details!

GSA eBoard Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 4 November 2010 }

The minutes for yesterday's GSA eBoard Meeting have been posted. Please take a minute to read through them. The new GSA Executive officers have chosen a number of goals to set for the year. If you think of something you would like to see done, please let us know!

Another meeting will be scheduled soon. Please keep an eye on our calendar for details!

GSA General Meeting and Elections

{ Posted by jbzambon on 29 October 2010 }

The minutes for yesterday's GSA General Meeting have been posted. Please take a minute to read through them. The confirmation of nominated officers to the eBoard was completed. Please note the new officer's and their positions.

Another general meeting will be scheduled soon. Please attend if you are able, thanks!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 25 October 2010 }

Thursday we will have a brief MEAS GSA Meeting from 1:30p-2p with pizza and drinks preceding the meeting (around 1pm) in Jordan 1132. This meeting will confirm the new officers to their positions within the MEAS GSA, as well as include a brief discussion of Porktoberfest and anything else that may come up. All are encouraged to attend this brief meeting for the free pizza and drinks! If you are interested in being nominated to any positions within the GSA Executive Board, please let the eBoard know ASAP. Positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, UGSA Rep and UGSA Alternate.

MEAS Porktoberfest

{ Posted by jbzambon on 27 September 2010 }

The Fifth Annual MEAS Porktoberfest is scheduled to be held on 16 October 2010.

Porktoberfest is the department's yearly pig-pickin', organized and executed by your Graduate Student Association. There will be tons of fantastic food (pig and vegetarian options), drinks (beer, wine and non-alcoholic options), games and great company! New this year will be a cornhole tournament, raffles and door prizes! All are welcome so get a ticket for your family, a friend, or anyone else who likes fun, food and drinks! You can come by for an hour or stay well into the night!

Here are the important bits:
What: Porktoberfest
Where: University Club Picnic Pavilion, 4200 Hillsborough St.
Date: October 16, 2010
Time: Noon until late
What to bring: Yourself, others, an empty stomach, and a tasty side dish or dessert for all to share.

Advance Student and Students' Guests tickets can be purchased for $10, kids under 12 are welcome for $5. Tickets for Faculty/Staff and their Guests are $15. Tickets for everyone will be $15 the day of the event, so be sure to purchase yours in the next couple weeks. Tickets can be purchased in Jordan 4133, 4147 or at MEAS GSA functions (tailgates and happy hours).

We are still in need of volunteers to help out with the event, so if you are willing to lend a hand please send an email.

As always, let us know if you have any questions or comments!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 27 September 2010 }

The minutes for the September GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

Another general meeting will be scheduled soon. This meeting will include the confirmation of nominated officers. Please attend if you are able, thanks!

GSA General Meeting and 2010-2011 Officer Elections

{ Posted by jbzambon on 13 September 2010 }

We will be holding our first general meeting of the new semester on Thursday, 16-September at 12pm in Jordan 1132, before our tailgate at Carter-Finley. Among things to be discussed will be the election of this year's MEAS GSA officers, Porktoberfest '10, new MEAS GSA t-shirts, last year's budget, and anything else that may come up. Feel free to bring your lunch and please stop by!

The election of officers will take place with nominations being cast from the floor. As per our constitution, all positions are available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, USGA Representative and Alternate. If you are interested in any of these positions and would like to know what the duties include, please send me an email. In the interest of encouraging new direction for our GSA, I will not be running for GSA President again this year. Last year we implemented a change into our GSA constitution which allows voting by Proxy. As such, if you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested in being nominated and/or casting a vote, you may have another member of the GSA speak on your behalf. Please see Article V Section 5-B of our MEAS GSA Constitution for more info.

GSA Welcome Back Week 2010!

{ Posted by jbzambon on 11 August 2010 }

Your GSA has planned a bunch of great events to help you ease into the fall semester! We hope you can come out to some or all of what we have going on, to meet and welcome the new grad students or, if you have holed yourself up in your office until now, to meet the people who have been working down the hall.

Be sure not to miss the Friday night cookout August 20 (food courtesy of the GSA, cheap beer from the keg)! Additional information about this party will be available soon!

For a rundown of these events, please see the PDF schedule.

GSA End-of-Year Events

{ Posted by jbzambon on 27 April 2010 }

Here are some events coming up on Friday 30 April:

Happy Hour/Bowling
Friday's Happy Hour will be at the Alley on Hillsborough starting at 5:30p. I reserved a few lanes for bowling and there are cheap drink specials, bowling is $2.50/game and shoe rental is $3. If you're interested in going, please RSVP by emailing Joe so he can ensure we have a good number of lanes on which to play. Try to get there at 5:30p so that we don't risk losing any lanes.

UGSA Picnic
Second, you may have received an email about the UGSA end of the year picnic with FREE FOOD. There is a facebook invite here, if you don't have Facebook, details are below:

Date: Friday, April 30, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Pullen Park
Street: 520 Ashe Avenue
City/Town: Raleigh, NC
Please join the UGSA at Pullen Park for an end of the semester get together! We will be providing a picnic for all graduate students at NC State. Take a break from studying and writing papers and enjoy an afternoon in the park. Family and friends are welcome to attend this event. We will be meeting at Shelter #4, located up from the train and playground area, near upper parking lot. Due to construction in the park, parking is limited but the park is easily accessible from campus. Food will be provided between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 2 March 2010 }

The minutes for the January GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on 11 March 2010 at 12pm in Jordan 1132. Some pizza/drinks will be provided. Please attend if you are able, thanks!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 11 March 2010 }

The minutes for the March GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

The next scheduled meeting will be held sometime before the end of the semester. Please check the website for updates.

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 2 March 2010 }

The minutes for the January GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on 11 March 2010 at 12pm in Jordan 1132. Some pizza/drinks will be provided. Please attend if you are able, thanks!

UGSA Holiday Party

{ Posted by jbzambon on 1 December 2009 }

The University GSA (UGSA) is hosting a holiday party this Friday (4 December) to celebrate the holidays/end-of-semester. Looks to be plenty of free food, drink specials, raffle prizes. Details have been added to the calendar, also please see the poster for more info. Hope to see you there!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 23 November 2009, Updated by jbzambon on 1 December 2009 }

The minutes for the November GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

The constitution was amended to include proxy voting by members for all future meetings. Please see the constitution (specifically, Article V, Section 5, Part B) for information regarding this change.

This was the last general meeting for the semester. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Friday, 22 January 2010 at 12p in Jordan 1132. Some food and drinks will be provided, be sure to stop by!

GSA 2010 Calendars and Photo Contest

{ Posted by jbzambon on 20 November 2009 }

Your GSA is excited to announce the 2010 MEAS Photo Contest! We're hoping to gather 13 photos for use in designing 2010 MEAS calendars to be distributed at modest cost to people interested in a unique and personalized gift item this holiday season. So submit your MEAS-related photos, whether it be a spectacular landscape or wildlife shot taken during your field season, a beautiful study location, an amazing microscopic picture, or any other aspect of your work. We're asking you to refrain from pictures of individuals as there is no possible way we could include the 100+ members of the department.

The deadline for submission is Sunday November 29th. After the winning pictures have been chosen by a panel of students, winners will be notified and the pictures posted on our website.

The calendars are expected to go on sale 2 December and distributed shortly thereafter, before the holiday season. The price of the calendars will be determined once we have put together the photos (we're anticipating in the $10-20 range). Please stay tuned to the website for more information. If you have any questions, please contact your GSA!

GSA General Meeting

{ Posted by jbzambon on 9 November 2009 }

The minutes for the October GSA General Meeting may be found here. Please take a minute to read through them.

Ashlee Lillis has also compiled some results of the survey she put together, they may be found here. If you have not completed the survey, please click here to do so.

The next monthly meeting is scheduled for 19 November 2009 at 5pm. There will be many important items to discuss, including proposed amendments to the constitution. Please attend if you will be available!

GSA Survey

{ Posted by jbzambon on 29 October 2009 }

Your GSA VP, Ashlee Lillis, put together a brief survey for you to fill out. At the September General meeting the GSA membership asked for a survey to be taken to clearly outline our goals in the coming year. This task was delegated to Ashlee in the October eBoard meeting. Your input into this survey is critical for your GSA to understand what we should prioritize.

It is very quick and should take less than 3 minutes of your time! Please fill it out by Friday afternoon, it will be used in the Friday general meeting in order to prioritize and outline our goals for the next year. Thanks!

Click Here for the Survey!

Porktoberfest 2009

{ Posted by jbzambon on 20 October 2009 }

This year's annual Porktoberfest was a huge success! Many thanks go out to Kevin Hill and several volunteers that contributed their time by cooking the food, providing supplies, lugging the refreshments, or with setup and cleanup. Pictures from the occasion will be posted soon, be sure to check back!

Welcome to the GSA Homepage

{ Posted by jbzambon on 2 October 2009 }

Welcome to the new GSA website. In an effort to maximize departmental cohesiveness, the GSA was commissioned with providing a new and improved webpage.

The new webpage features a calendar of upcoming events, a message board for GSA members to exchange ideas, and various links to other important webpages. This is a work-in-progress and several sections of the webpage are forthcoming, so please check back often! Likewise, if you have any ideas on how the GSA website could serve you better, always feel free to suggest them to your eBoard!

Please register to the Forum, future notices regarding MEAS Events (Happy Hours, Tailgates, etc.) will be discussed there in an effort to minimize email congestion. Events will also be posted to the Calendar when scheduled.