Graduate students Sutton Chiorini (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) and Colin Pennington (The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma) received Seismological Society of America (SSA) travel grants to attend the September 2018 Geoscience Congressional Visits Day (Geo‐CVD) in Washington, D.C. The annual event unites geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives to raise visibility and support for the geosciences.

Chiorini and Pennington attended an SSA workshop for the basics on how Congress works and how to communicate with elected officials. They also studied relevant legislation, federal agencies, and programs. Then the SSA student members were off to Capitol Hill to advocate...

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