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Kansas Geographic Alliance Resource Center - The Kansas Geographic Alliance resource center.
FHSU Undergraduate Research Experience - Research opportunities for enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking students of FHSU.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists - AAPG provides members and students with a foundation of publications, both printed and electronic, that provide the latest in ideas, case studies, information and news, as well as a number of professional opportunities. The association also subsidizes learning programs, and offers discounted and supportive programs.
Association of American Geographers
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Collections - This search engines enables students to explore to Yale collections, with everything from Botany, GNIS Database and Paleontology. There is also a form to request specimens for loan and examination.
CNAH pdf Library - The Center for North American Herpetology now has over 265 titles from journals/periodicals available as gratis downloads from the CNAH PDF Library. The list is searchable by author, year date, journal, and subject. Users can read a title using Adobe Acrobat Reader or download it for printing using Adobe Acrobat.
Geosciences Society Journals - A major collaboration among 22 geoscience society and non-profit publishers to bring their journals online is now available at http://www.geoscienceworld.org. For the first time, the full-text of 30 leading geoscience journals is available electronically; linked, fully searchable, and fully integrated with the most current version of AGI's GeoRef. You'll find links between all the GSW journals, plus other journals at HighWire Press (such as Science and the Journal of Petrology), along with GeoRef, ISI, CrossRef, and Medline links.
Geological Society of America
Kansas Geological Foundation - The Kansas Geological Foundation has Videotapes, DVD's and CD's to loan free of charge (the only cost to you is that of returning them to the library). Click on Videotape Library to see listing of items available.
Kansas Geological Society
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Water Office
Oceans of Kansas - Although Kansas is now high and dry, at one time the state, like most of the Midwest, was under water. Until the land finally rose above sea level during the final years of the time known as the Late Cretaceous, the area was covered by a succession of oceans whose geologic record is preserved in the sedimentary rock that covers the Great Plains. "Oceans of Kansas" tells the story of the five million years when giant sharks, marine reptiles called mosasaurs, pteranodons, and birds with teeth flourished in and around this shallow sea. The abundant and well-preserved remains of these prehistoric animals were the source of great excitement in the scientific community of the day when they were first discovered in the 1860s. Two of the best-known fossil hunters of the time, E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh, competed vigorously to recover the best specimens. During the past 130 years, thousands have been collected and sent to museums around the world.
National Science Foundation - The The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
Paleogeography and Geologic Evolution of North America - Images showing the paleogeography of North America over the last 550 million years of geologic history. The 40 images shown here are selected from a suite of approximately 100 maps that are in time slices mostly 5-10 million years apart. Individual paleogeographic and tectonic elements can be followed and intuitively related from time slice to adjacent time slice. The maps were prepared with the core of North America (Laurentia) fixed. All other tectonic elements are shown moving against or splitting away from Laurentia, thus showing clearly accretionary and rifting events in North America's geologic history. The views were prepared by wrapping a rectangular outline map on a sphere and viewing the globe rotated to 35° N and 100° W. Various stratigraphic, tectonic, and sedimentologic data were added to the map. Topography was "cloned" from digital elevation maps of modern Earth from the USGS, NOAA, and other sources. Colors were adjusted to portray climate and vegetation for the given time and location. The geologic data were gathered from the references listed at the web site.
U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Oceanography Institute
Surveying information The Map Projection Home PageThe Mathematics of Cartography
The Great Globe GalleryPerry-Castaneda Library Map CollectionThe Map Machine at the National Geographic SocietyWorld Time Page The CIA Factbook Internet Atlas and Time Zone Server Sky Calendar The Map Store's FREE MAP page The Electronic Map LibraryIntergraph Mapping and GIS SolutionsClark Labs Geographic Analysis and Image Processing Software Digital Globe Hurricane Katrina Aerial Photographs
Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) NASA JSC Digital Image Collection U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS)
GIS Dictionary GIS Frequently Asked Questions GIS home page at USGS Tripod GIS World GeoPlace (includes GIS World) GeoSearch, Inc. GIS net sites ESRIGeographic Resource Analysis Support System (GRASS)ERDAS International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis STARTING THE HUNT US Census TIGER Products The Conservation GIS Consortium Infomine GIS & Maps Search Engine NOAA - National Geophysical Data Center USGS National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse GIS data sets available from the UN Environmental Programme Federal Geographic Data Committee U. S. Geological Survey GIS Data Depot State of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Initiative's Data Access & Support Center
Global Positioning System overview Trimble Navigation Limited (GPS manufacturer)Eagle Electronics (GPS manufacturer)The GPS Store
School Teacher's ZoneGeoNet Game National Geographic Kids Interactive Evolutionary Timescale - This interactive flash animation illustrates one aspect of evolutionary theory. To view the changes over time use your mouse to drag the red triangle.
Scholarships, KGF - The Kansas Geological Foundation offers a $500.00 scholarship each semester to college Juniors and Seniors majoring in geology. Masters and Doctorate candidates are also eligible. The spring deadline for applications is December 1, 2005. Applications are available in the Geosciences office in Tomanek Hall 233 or on line at www.kgfoundation.org, under the Student Financial Assistance link.
NSF Geoscience Education - The National Science Foundation Geoscience Education Program (GeoEd) considers proposals submitted under one of two tracks: Track 1 Pilot Projects or Track 2 Integrative Collaborations. Proposals due Nov. 17, 2005 or Nov. 15, 2007. For more information visit the National Science Foundation or Grants.gov.
Horace Mann Funding for Educators - For the past three years, the Horace Mann Companies, a national insurance company focusing on educators' financial needs, have offered scholarships totaling $30,000 to help educators continue their education. The 2005 year's program will offer thirty-six awards, including one $5,000 award payable over four years, fifteen $1,000 awards payable over two years, and twenty one-time $500 awards. To be eligible, an applicant must be an educator employed by a U.S. public or private school district or U.S. public or private college/university and planning to take classes at a two- or four-year accredited college or university. The applicant must have a minimum of two years' teaching experience. Online application form.
EDMAP 2006 Request for Proposal - EDMAP, the training component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, supports both graduate students and undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors who have completed requisite course work in field methods). EDMAP provides funding to students who are doing research involving a significant amount of geologic mapping. In FY2005, EDMAP supported 62 students at 39 universities across the nation. The maximum award to graduate students is $15,000 and the maximum award to undergraduates is $7,500. Note, that each dollar from the EDMAP program needs to be matched by the university. Proposals must be written and submitted by the professor who supervises the students. Please read the Program Announcement carefully for details and instructions. Proposals are due November 18, 2005.
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