From left to right; Dr. Alan I. Benimoff, Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt, Dr. James Ebert; From 2003 Annual Meeting in Oneonta, NY. Dr. Schmitt(Astronaut - Apollo 17 and former NM senator) was keynote speaker. photo by Patricia Brady
As it grew in size and importance through the years, it attracted an ever-increasing number of geology faculty and students, both undergraduate and graduate. Because undergraduates account for more than 50% of the annual meeting attendance the association remains distinctly "student-oriented" while maintaining its initial purpose of providing a clearinghouse for geologic information among geologists actively engaged in studies of New York State geology.
The election of a Permanent Secretary in 1953 was deemed necessary to facilitate proper continuity of the growing Association's affairs. Publication of field notes and maps in the form of field guidebooks available for purchase after the field meetings started in 1957. Contact us to learn more about New York geological association.