Posted by: magmatist | March 13, 2013

MBVRC Board meets to award research grants

The 2012-3 MBVRC Board. From left: Doug McKeever, Pete Stelling, Dave Tucker, Sue Madsen, John Scurlock.

The 2012-3 MBVRC Board. From left: Doug McKeever, Pete Stelling, Dave Tucker, Sue Madsen, John Scurlock. click to enlarge.

The all-volunteer MBVRC board of directors met on March 13 to decide on this year’s student research grants. The combined budgets of the grant requests far exceeded the $2000 allotted for this year. The hard decisions were made. Once MBVRC receives the confirmation contracts from this year’s awardees, we’ll profile them here.

The meeting provided an opportunity for all five board members to pose for a photo, wearing their official MBVRC badges of office- enlarge the photo below to admire them.

Regalia is important. Board members proudly display their official MBVRC regalia.

Regalia is important. Board members proudly display their official MBVRC regalia. click to enlarge and see the beer mugs!

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  1. Gotta ask. Why beer mugs? Chris Farrow

    • Christine,
      Two good reasons. 1] couldn’t find any erupting volcano socks; 2] our board has always met at a local watering hole to carry out business in person. Beer is a traditonal beverage at geologic get-to-gethers. For an exposition on why this is so, please visit this very enlightening website. Be sure to watch the video http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/15943/. There is a clever advertisement at the start, but then you’ll see the full explanation. I am not in it, but I know some who are. Very entertaining and also thought provoking.


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