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GCAGS2014 64th Annual Convention
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
and the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

-The Gulf Coast-

October 5-7, 2014

GCAGS 2014 hosted by:
The Lafayette Geological Society

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GCAGS Journal is NOW Available!

All New Student News!

-Important 2014 IBA Dates-

-SIPES Scholarship Information-

Other Gulf Coast News

2014 NAPE South

August 20-22, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
For additional information

Jack Shirley Memorial SIPES Scholarship, Lafayette Chapter

Deadline will be April 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to the 2013 GCAGS Convention Award Winners!

2014 GCAGS Faculty and Student Grant Programs

  • The GCAGS Grant Program has added a new Faculty Grant Program in addition to the Student Grant Program. The Faculty Grants will consist of two awards, one for $10,000.00 and one for $5,000.00 respectively.

  • The Student Grant Program remains the same with a maximum of $2,000.00 per award. Awards will be made on the basis of originality, application of geologic principles, quality and clarity of the written proposal, the relevance of the research to Gulf Coast Geology, and the merits of the applicant.

2014 AAPG International IBA Competition

University of Louisiana at Lafayette takes First Place!

2014 UL Lafayette 1st place International2014 IBA International Award

(left to right) Dr. Brian Lock, Sam Ely,
Jordy Babineaux, Jolie Helm, Nick Geyer, Daniel Sutton

The Gulf Coast Section has taken First Place third time in four years!

2014 Gulf Coast Section IBA Winners!

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

UL Lafayette - First Place 2014

(left to right) Daniel Sutton, Jolie Helm, Sam Ely,
Nicholas Geyer, Jordy Babineaux,
Dr. Brian E. Lock, advisor

Gulf Coast Section 2nd Place
Texas A&M University

Gulf Coast Section 3rd Place
University of Houston

Congratulations to ALL!



The Journal Provides:

• Experienced Editors
• Formal Peer Review
• Quality Hardbound
• Color Graphics
• Fast-Track Publication
• Free Online Access (Now Available!)

Contact Tucker F. Hentz, Editor
( for additional details!



Beginning with the 2012 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, the GCAGS will publish a yearly collection of formally peer-reviewed articles in a new GCAGS Journal Series: Gulf Coast Geology.

The Journal series will focus on all geoscientific aspects of the greater Gulf of Mexico region. A hardbound journal will be produced each year in concert with the traditional GCAGS Transactions volume, and both will be distributed at the yearly convention. An editorial board, which will serve for a 3-year term, will oversee the review process.

Each Journal volume will consist of 10 to 20 articles selected by an editorial board from among the extended abstracts submitted specifically for the Journal each year. The volume will also contain invited papers. Like Transactions contributors, authors of journal articles will make either an oral or poster presentation at the annual convention.

Member Societies

Alabama Geological Society - Asociación Mexicana de Geólogos Petroleros [AMPG] - Austin Geological Society - Baton Rouge Geological Society Corpus Christi Geological Society - East Texas Geological Society - Houston Geological Society - Lafayette Geological Society -
Mississippi Geological Society - New Orleans Geological Society - Shreveport Geological Society - South Texas Geological Society -
Southeastern Geological Society

Wanted:  Scans of interesting photographs from early GCAGS annual meetings/conventions.

It would be great if each society could provide at least one photograph from one of their early hosted meetings. If you have any photographs, please scan and email (or snail mail) those photos to Jeff Spencer (GCAGS Historian) at or mail to Midstates Petroleum Co., 4400 Post Oak Pkwy., Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77027.

Please let him know if you want anything returned.

Wanted:  GCAGS Board Minutes, 1948 to 1988, and 2003

The GCAGS Continuity Committee and Historian would like to acquire the GCAGS Board meeting minutes from the years before 1988 as they review actions and update the history of the Section.  If you have any minutes from those years, could you scan and email (or snail mail) those minutes to Ken Nemeth at or mail to 518 Ashford Forest, Houston, TX 77079.

Please let him know if you want anything returned.

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