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Earth Scientists Confab

They’ll Talk of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciers and Climate Change


A group of 28 Cal State Fullerton students majoring in geological sciences and 26 faculty members will be among presenters at next week’s gathering of more than 1,000 geologists, geochemists, paleontologists and other scientists.


The occasion is a joint public meeting of six groups: the Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society for Sedimentary Geologists, the Paleontological Society and the Council for Undergraduate Research — hosted by CSUF’s Department of Geological Sciences. The public is invited.


May 27-29


Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, 92802



Scheduled presentation topics include:

  • area climate changes over the last several thousand years
  • climate in the Triassic period
  • earthquake faults and fault zones
  • volcanoes, mountain formation, Alaskan glaciers
  • how the North American continent was formed
  • location and migration of groundwater
  • a study on whether environmental education provokes environmentally responsible behavior

Joining Cal State Fullerton’s contingent of students and faculty members, will be collaborators from USC, Arizona State and the U.S. Geological Survey.


Nearly 60 scientific abstract and poster sessions are planned for the three-day event, along with six workshops and 10 field trips.


Costs range from $35 to $295. Details about various levels of participation for professionals, students and educators are posted online at

On-site registration is available.

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Available at on-site registration areas

Media Contacts:

Phillip A. Armstrong, Cal State Fullerton associate professor of geological sciences, 657-278-3169

Jeffrey R. Knott, CSUF associate professor of geological sciences, 657-278-5547

Curtis Henderson, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 562-570-3937

Hilario Camacho, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 562-326-5219

Russ L. Hudson, Cal State Fullerton Public Affairs, 657-278-4007 or