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Mineralogical Society of America
Centennial (1919-2019) Symposium

The Next 100 Years of Mineral Sciences

June 20-21, 2019

MSA will hold a celebratory Centennial Symposium on June 20-21, 2019 at the Carnegie Institution for Science Building, located at 1530 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005. Fourteen theme colloquia will offer a vision for exciting new directions in mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology as MSA begins its second century. Each theme colloquium will include two 20-minute presentations by invited speakers followed by 15 minutes of moderated audience discussion.

Lunches will be included with your registration fee, and attendees are invited for a private evening reception in the Janet Anneberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals in the US National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. We thank the Gemological Institute of America for sponsoring this evening reception.

Please join us for this once-in-a-century event!

Schedule of Theme Colloquia (pdf version)

Registration (online) (pdf version)

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Mason and Rook Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Ave NW)

Geochemical Society Student Fellowships

The Geochemical Society is funding four $500 grants to undergraduate and/or graduate students to defray the costs of attending the MSA Centennial Symposium in Washington, D.C. on June 20-21, 2019.  To be eligible for this award, you must already have registered for the Symposium.  You can (download) the form as a MicroSoft Word document.

MSA Centennial Symposium Schedule

Thursday, 20 June 2019

8:30-9:30 am
1) Sustainable Development of Mineral Resources and its Societal Impact 9:30-10:30 am
2) Linking Metal (Bio)geochemical Cycling from the Atomic to Landscape Scale 10:30-11:00 am: Coffee and snacks

3) A Second Golden Age for Metamorphic Petrology Noon-1 pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm
4) Advances in Mineral Analysis: What Improvements Will We See in the Chemical and Isotopic Analyses of Minerals? 2:00-3:00 pm
5) Unraveling the Roots of Continents: From Paleo-island Arc to Mature Continental Crust on Earth 3:00-3:30 pm: Coffee and snacks

3:30-4:30 pm
6) Mineral Inclusions in Diamonds from the Deep Earth 4:30-5:30 pm
7) Museum Mineral Collections in the next 100 years 5:30 pm: Wine and beer

7:00-10:00 pm: Evening reception at the National Museum of Natural History Sponsored by GIA

Friday, 21 June 2019

8:30-9:30 am
8) Synchrotron-based Studies of High-Pressure Mineral Behavior 9:30-10:30 am
9) Mineralogy Beyond the Boundaries of Earth: Advances in the Mineralogy of Mars 10:30-11:00 am: Coffee and snacks

10) The Future of Data-Driven Discovery in Mineralogy, Crystallography, and Petrology Noon-1 pm: Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm
11) Applied Mineralogy as a Tool to Research the Provenance and Technology of Ancient Ceramics 2:00-3:00 pm
12) Scientific Characterization of High-Value Gemstones 3:00-3:30 pm: Coffee and snacks

3:30-4:30 pm
13) The Societal Relevance of Apatite 4:30-5:30 pm
14) Minerals and Industry: Evaluating the Real Impacts of Mineral Dusts on Human Health 5:30 pm: Wine and beer

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