The University of Arizona School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is proud to present EarthWeek 2018. This event is organized each spring by graduate students in the five SEES departments: The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, the Department of Geosciences, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The series of events during EarthWeek include conferences, research symposia, student posters and presentations, individual department talks, presentations by UA faculty, invited keynote speakers, luncheons, field trips, alumni gatherings, award ceremonies and more. This year, EarthWeek will be held April 9th to April 13th. All students, faculty, administrators and community members are invited to participate!
Keynote Speaker and Plenary Session
The plenary session and keynote speaker talk will take place on Wednesday, April 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. A graduate student from each SEES department will provide a short talk about his or her research. In addition, the keynote speaker talk will highlight some of the most prevalent areas of research relevant to all SEES students. During this time, attendees have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics of research, generate ideas, and foster collaboration.
SEES Joint Poster Session and Student Presentations
Each year, EarthWeek features over 200 research expositions through a series of free poster sessions and oral presentations. EarthWeek offers several opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research to peers, faculty, staff, and the public, and learn about other areas of research being conducted at the University of Arizona.
Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences: El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera
El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera is the annual student research symposium sponsored by the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS). At El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera conference, students give oral and poster presentations to showcase their research. In addition, the day features a continental breakfast, a light buffet lunch, a luncheon speaker, a round table session, and an afternoon keynote address. The day concludes with the announcement of student awards and prizes for oral and poster presentations and the recognition of the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate faculty instructors in the department. El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera will be in the Student Union Grand Ballroom Monday, April 9th.
Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science: SWESx
The Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science hosts an annual conference that is open to the community. SWESx is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to share their research and spur new collaborations that combine biology, physics and chemistry to better understand environmental systems and processes. Participants gain professional experience in a low-pressure environment by practicing scientific communication and receiving feedback from professionals from a variety of disciplines. All SWES students are encouraged to participate and share their research through an oral presentation or a professional poster. Students from other departments are also welcomed to present research related to environmental science. The SWESx poster session will take place Wednesday, April 11th in conjunction with larger EarthWeek joint poster session in the South Ballroom and oral presentations will commence Thursday, April 12th in the Catalina Room.
Department of Geosciences: GeoDaze 2018
GeoDaze is a student-run symposium organized by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Run on the generosity of private donations, the symposium allows graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research. Every year, the symposium covers a wide variety of topics including paleoclimatology, seismology, dendrochronology, isotope geochemistry, and economic and structural geology. Guests join us each year from governmental and private agencies and each year a distinguished scientist is asked to be the conference's keynote speaker. GeoDaze 2018 will be in the Student Union Grand Ballroom on Thursday, April 11th and Friday April 12th.
School of Natural Resources and the Environment: SNRExpo & Career Exchange
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) is proud to be part of EarthWeek 2018. SNRE will participate in the joint poster presentation and a plenary session on Wednesday, April 11th. The SNRExpo and Career Exchange will take place in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building (ENR2) on Thursday, April 12th. During SNRExpo research labs, faculty, and SNRE clubs showcase their research, fieldwork, class projects, and volunteer activities to the University of Arizona. It will provide opportunities to UA students and the community to learn about the applied, problem-driven research for which SNRE is widely known. Attendees will experience the research taking place within SNRE through displays, engaging hands-on activities, demonstrations, pictures and videos. In addition, during Career Exchange undergraduate and graduate students interact with potential employers, learn about jobs and internships, while governmental and private agencies identify potential employees and hear about the research SNRE students are doing. Everyone is invited to participate in the events starting at 10 am Thursday, April 12th at the ENR2 outdoor courtyard (canyon).
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research: Tree-Ring Day
The University of Arizona is home to the oldest dendrochronology lab in the world. In 1937, A.E. Douglass founded the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and since its inception, the lab has been a preeminent center for the application of tree ring related research. Trees are natural repositories of information and their rings can provide insights that are useful to a variety of disciplines such as anthropology, community ecology, geochemistry, and climatology. We invite you to join us as we share our unique research during this year's EarthWeek activities. Graduate students will deliver 3-minute lightning talks, followed by longer presentations by postdocs and researchers affiliated with the LTRR. In addition to the SEES joint poster presentation and plenary session, Tree-Ring Day will take place at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (Bryant Bannister Building 110) on Tuesday, April 10th.