Beta Analytic was an exhibitor at the 129th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) held on October 22-25, 2017 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The AMS lab’s Deputy Director and Technical Manager Mr. Chris Patrick was on site at Booth 431 to talk about the lab’s carbon dating and stable isotope analysis services.
Beta Analytic research associate Mr. Troy Day also attended the event. He assisted Mr. Patrick at the booth and joined the poster sessions and various talks. “This year we continue to promote our radiocarbon dating service in conjunction with stable isotope analysis. Instead of sending multiple samples to different labs, clients won’t have to prepare two sets of samples if they send them to us at Beta. We will also start providing nitrate source tracking services to hydrogeologists soon,” Mr. Day said.
The GSA annual meeting is one of the largest conventions hosting geologists and other professionals from around the globe. It provides an outlet for earth scientists from different sectors and countries to network with colleagues and various exhibitors. The four-day event also hosted workshops, technical programs, lectures, short courses, and meetings for its attendees.
Next year’s meeting is slated to take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 4-7.
Beta Analytic supports the GSA by participating as an annual exhibitor. The lab also joins GSA’s regional meetings throughout the year. In 2017, the lab exhibited at GSA South-Central Section’s 51st Annual Meeting held in San Antonio, Texas; the GSA Northeastern/North-Central Joint Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the GSA Southeastern Section’s 66th Annual Meeting in Richmond, Virginia.
The Geological Society of America is a worldwide professional society comprised of individuals who share the same motivation of studying the planet and contributing their scientific discoveries. They support these researchers by organizing conferences, giving grants, and publishing scientific journals, among other things. With a strong commitment to diversity, the GSA welcomes members regardless of race, sex, age, or religion to contribute and participate. Their mission is to advance geoscience research and fulfil their vision of becoming the leading geological society in scientific discovery.
ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic uses Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) to provide precise and accurate radiocarbon dating services to students, researchers and government agencies around the world. The lab started providing carbon-14 measurements in 1979 with Dr. Murry Tamers at the helm. Dr. Tamers is a co-developer of conventional radiocarbon dating and his research in the 1960s remains applicable to this day.
Aside from radiocarbon dating, the Miami-based lab also provides stable isotope analysis with or without C14 analysis. The lab hopes to continue expanding its portfolio of services in the coming years. A new service called nitrate source tracking will be launched soon.
As part of its effort to make payment transactions hassle free, Beta Analytic invoices clients in currencies other than US dollars. The lab provides estimates or quotations in EUR, GBP, JPY, KRW, RMB and TWD. To provide a quote in your selected currency, please also provide these details – service requested (radiocarbon dating standard or priority service, stable isotope analysis), material type (wood, charcoal, bones), the number of samples and billing address of the paying institution.
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Beta Analytic also exhibited at this geological conference – American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting.