Register Now: 2014 Trustee Associates Meeting at Barton Creek

Written by April Hastings on Jul 16 2014 | News

Registration is now open! Click here to visit our secure event registration website. Join Chairman Jay Henthorne, his wife, Mary Beth, and fellow Trustee Associates for the 37th Annual Trustee Associates Meeting at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. Come celebrate the Foundation’s continued success and enjoy the fellowship of friends old and new.

Between matters of conducting Foundation business, Trustee Associates and their guests will have an array of options to participate in outings to explore the city, including a geologic field trip with a stops at local vineyards, and day activities including golfing, guided fishing and kayaking. Guests will have a chance to enjoy excursions throughout the …

Ken Coulson, Grants-in-Aid Spotlight

Written by April Hastings on Jun 30 2014 | News

Ken Coulson, a third year Ph.D. student at Loma Linda University, received the 2014 John H. and Colleen Silcox Named Grant as part of the Grants-In-Aid research grant program.  This generous grant recognizes his research in southwestern Utah, where Ken is studying Upper Cambrian elongate microbialites.


Broadly, his work involves low resolution stratigraphic analysis of various sections throughout the research site that will provide an overall large scale context and depositional history. A higher resolution portrait of smaller scale sedimentary fabrics will involve thin-section work and lab analysis. Ken’s main objective is to test whether a relationship exists between microbialite elongation, microbes and …

Supporting Undergrads Both In and Out of the Classroom

Written by April Hastings on Jun 09 2014 | News

The L. Austin Weeks (LAW) Undergraduate Grant program provides grants to geoscience scholars who are furthering their undergraduate geoscience education both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting.


Pictured: Recipients from the University of Houston

The undergraduate grant program, made possible thanks to a generous gift from the late L. Austin Weeks, funds hands-on exploration opportunities as well as helps students pay for tuition, fees, and field equipment. The grants also fund group activities like earth science field trips and conferences. In 2014, there were 69 paired grant recipients — each student receiving a $1,000 grant split it equally with his or …

Save the Date! 37th Annual Trustee Associates Meeting

Written by April Hastings on May 07 2014 | News

The 37th Annual Trustee Associates Meeting will take place September 10-13, 2014 at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. Join Chairman Jay Henthorne and his wife, Mary Beth, and dozens of Trustee Assocaits for an amazing, relaxing time at the Barton Creek Resort. Click here to learn more about the fabulous amenities available at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Registration will begin in June — stay tuned!

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