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The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. James Hall, James D. Dana, and Alexander Winchell founded GSA in New York in 1888. As a descendent of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, GSA is the first enduring society for the geosciences in America. Headquarters offices have been in Boulder, Colorado, since 1968. The management of the Society's affairs is under the control of its elected officers (Executive Committee and Council).
GSA is an expanding global membership society with more than16,000 members in more than 85 countries. Twenty percent of its members are students. The Society's primary activities are organizing scientific meetings and conferences and publishing scientific literature. Other activities include disbursing research grants, operating an employment matching and interview service, honoring outstanding scientific contributors with medals and awards, assisting teachers in geoscience education, and fostering public awareness of geoscience issues.