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May 2019 President’s Column

Dear All,

  I would like to thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president and lead the Lafayette Geological Society. I learned a lot and was proud to represent Lafayette at the GCAGS meetings.

As a new season ends, I realize that the Society is facing some difficult . . . → Read More: May 2019 President’s Column

April 2019 President’s Column

Dear All,

I would like to thank all of you for welcoming the visiting high school students at our last luncheon. I hope they enjoyed the event, and got a chance to learn about earth sciences and our society. I would like to send a particular thank you to the UL Lafayette AAPG student chapter . . . → Read More: April 2019 President’s Column

President’s Column – March 2019

Dear All,

At the next luncheon (March 20th) we will have the pleasure of hosting about 20 students with dual enrollment between UL Lafayette and Comeaux Highschool. These students are currently taking geology classes, and we would like to show . . . → Read More: President’s Column – March 2019

President’s Column – February 2019


Dear All,

Thank you for coming to our annual professional meet and greet at Deano’s! I hope you enjoyed the pizza and the beer! I would like to particularly thank our sponsors: Seitel, Intrepid Exploration, and Stratagraph.

This month we have the pleasure to host David Abbott, the AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for Ethics. David . . . → Read More: President’s Column – February 2019

President’s Column – January 2019

Dear All,

On behalf of the Lafayette Geological Society, I would like to wish you a happy New Year. May this New Year be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for all of you!

Please join us on January 24th, from 5:30-8:30 . . . → Read More: President’s Column – January 2019

President’s Column – December 2018

Dear All, This month our luncheon will be joined with SWLGS on Tuesday December 11th. We are very lucky to have the 2018 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Honorary Lecturer to North America, Christine Krohn, give a talk on “the complexity just below our feet and the implications for the fidelity of land seismic data”.

We . . . → Read More: President’s Column – December 2018

President’s Column – November 2018

Dear All,

The 69th annual Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention will take place in Houston from October 23rd to 25th, 2019, and is now accepting submission for oral or poster abstract until March 4th, 2019. The scientific committee has put together a great list of themes, please check out page 10 of this . . . → Read More: President’s Column – November 2018

President’s Column – October 2018

It was good to see some of you at the GCAGS-GCSSEPM convention in Shreveport last week! The convention was a success thanks to our colleague of the Shreveport Geological Society. The technical program had 63 oral presentations and 42 posters, and a wonderful “Geology and Wine of Burgundy, France” presented by Kevin Hill.

I would . . . → Read More: President’s Column – October 2018

President’s Column – September 2018

Welcome back everyone!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Raphaël Gottardi, I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. My expertise is in the field of basin analysis, structural geology and tectonics. I am excited to assume the role of president of the . . . → Read More: President’s Column – September 2018

President’s Letter – May 2018

Dear LGS Members:


Thank you for the opportunity to lead this great society. I enjoyed my time as President, getting to know more about how the society works and its members. I’ve gotten to meet the great lineup of speakers we’ve had, as well as be part of the GCAGS meetings as your representative.

. . . → Read More: President’s Letter – May 2018