United States Permafrost Association

Thomas Douglas
President Elect
Anna Liljedahl
Past President
Mark Waldrop
Molly McGraw
Gerald Frost
Board Members
Mark Demitroff
Margaret Darrow
IPA Representative
Fritz Nelson
Thomas Krzewinski
PYRN Representative:
Daniel Vecellio

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK
Ph: 302-831-0852
Fax 302-831-6654

Frozen Ground
Frozen Ground 2016

Welcome to the US Permafrost Association. Please feel free read about our association and permafrost information. We encourage participation in our activities, please consider joining our organization. Do you know how we serve the public? If not please review our mission section. We welcome support from individual members, corporations, and institutions.

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» USPA Annual Meeting

USPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12 in
conjunction with AGU's Fall Meeting in New Orleans. Cold environment enthusiasts will get-together at one of NOLA's finest venues, The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (annex) at 907 South Peters Street, from 8:00pm-11 P.M. A brief business meeting will be followed by a delectable beer/Cajun food reception.

All are welcome. This private-space meeting and social is arranged to sync with the Cryosphere Focus Group's closing at 8:00 PM. Then it's a short six-minute walk for CFG attendees to the event-just two blocks west of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.. Come hungry and be well fed!

Two beverages are gratis for USPA members, and fare is complimentary to all. With student enrollment starting at $10, membership has its rewards. Non-US citizens can join with more limited benefits. We cordially encourage those who share our scientific and engineering interest in frozen ground to bring friends and colleagues to learn about USPA's important support role in cold climate research.

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» USPA AGU Travel Grant Announcement - 2017

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The U.S. Permafrost Association will be awarding six travel grants at a value of $500 each for U.S. based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their terminal degree) to attend the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2017. The applicant must be first author on a permafrost-related research presentation at AGU. Preference will be given to an applicant who possesses both USPA and PYRN memberships. Two of the grants are reserved for engineering disciplines. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

The application is due October 20th 2017 at midnight Central Standard Time.

Questions? Contact. Daniel Vecellio - djvecellio@tamu.edu

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