The AGeS Program
The AGeS Program is a collaborative strategy for supporting geochronology needs. The goals of AGeS are to:
Broaden access to geochronology Educate users of geochronology data Promote synergistic science by fostering new relationships between labs, students, and scientists in different disciplines Provide strategic, high-quality, scientifically-valuable geochronology data for projects in which both users and producers of the data are intellectually engaged
The AGeS program accomplishes these goals by providing opportunities for graduate students to apply for up to $10k to visit a host lab for a week or more to acquire and interpret geochronology data while being mentored by geochronologists on a project of joint interest.
Curious about the types of projects AGes funds? Check out some of the
recently Funded AGeS Research!
Some AGeS numbers, as of mid-2021:
77 AGeS awards made to graduate students 62 AGeS labs participating in the program >100 AGeS geochronologist mentors 6 proposal cycles: 3 during AGeS1, 3 during AGeS2 331 submitted student proposals, each one representing new interactions between students and labs
hosted by the Geological Society of America to learn more about the AGeS program and the proposal process. AGeS website
Field area for AGeS aaawardee Aaron Bufe, terrace along the river that he dated to investigate the rate at which the river is cutting into the rock. Photo by Aaron Bufe. AGeS awardee Jaime Delano sampling in the field. Photo by Jaime Delano. AGeS awardee James Mauch in the field mapping piedmont gravels to be dated using cosmogenic nuclides. Photo by James Mauch. AGeS awardee Jay Chapman in the field. AGeS awardee in the AGeS participating SIMS lab at the University of Wisconsin preparing to analyze oxygen isotopes in zircons. AGeS awardee Victor Guevera in the field. Photo by Mark Caddick. AGeS2 awardee Erin Peck and assistants collecting cores to examine the rate of accommodation space filling following the 1700 earthquake in an Oregon estuary AGeS2 awardee Erin Peck and assistants collecting cores to examine the rate of accommodation space filling following the 1700 earthquake in an Oregon estuary AGeS2 awardee Jennifer Thines investigaring the petrogenesis of Afro-Arabian large-volume silicic magmas revealed by U-Pb zircon
geochronology with implications for the GPTS AGeS2 awardee Tarryn Cawoowd Investigating the structural controls and timing of mineralization at the Oro Cruz gold deposit, in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains of SE California AGeS2 awardee Tarryn Cawoowd Investigating the structural controls and timing of mineralization at the Oro Cruz gold deposit, in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains of SE California Panoramic view of AGeS2 awardee Drew Levy’s field area in the Toano Range Drew Levy, AGeS2 awardee, along with his advisor Matt Heizler and unnamed but heroic undergraduate field assistant collecting samples in the Pilot Range Red Mesa, a field site of AGeS2 awardee David Uribe, where he is tracking the spatio-temporal evolution of the subducted Farallon oceanic slab beneath the Colorado Plateau, USA, using garnet Lu–Hf chronology Field and sample photos from AGeS awardee Stephen Nguyen showing a leucogranitic intrusion with associated stringers through a monzogranitic body (left). BSE image of a monazite accompanied with a Th distribution map (right). Notice the concentration of Th and the stair-step texture. East Humboldt Range, NV. AGeS awardee Stephen Nguyen in the field in the East Humboldt Range, Nevada.
The AGeS program is currently supported by National Science Foundation awards EAR-1759200, -1759353, -1759201 to R.M. Flowers (CU-Boulder), J.R. Arrowsmith (ASU), and V. McConnell (GSA).