[Ali Steullet and Dr. Wizevich at the 2012 meeting in Hartford. After attending grad school in Oklahoma, Ali is now with Noble Energy in Houston, TX.]
Our Department has developed a tradition over the past 12+ years in providing our students with an opportunity to participate in a regional professional meeting. Every year since 2008, we have had between 10 to 25 students attend the meeting (see some photos below) which is typically held in a location in the northeast, such as Portland, ME, Pittsburgh, PA, Burlington, VT, Lancaster, PA, and so on (see https://www.ccsu.edu/geolsci/research.html). In 2012, the meeting was held in Hartford, and Uconn was the host and we were a co-host department. Of those students attending the meetings, 6 to 14 each year have presented their independent research as a poster to others in the geoscience community. This experience had directly benefited everyone and have provided them with an advantage when applying to jobs and/or graduate school.
[Emily Gajda (now Emily Lincoln) at her poster in Albany, NY. Emily is now working on her Master’s at the University of Vermont.]
Now, the Northeastern section meeting of the Geological Society of America is coming to Hartford on March 14-16, 2021 and our Geological Sciences Department is the host! Check out the link and Put the dates on your calendar: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/ne/2021mtg/home.aspx. Dr. Evans is the Organizing Chair for the entire meeting and all of the faculty in the Department are helping. There will be opportunities for student involvement. For example, students doing their Senior Project or other independent research will be able to present their results at the meeting. Also, we will need lots of student helpers at the meeting (you get to attend for free). We also encourage all students to plan on attending to support those presenting. We will keep you posted as to developments during the fall.
[Chris Lafonte at his poster at Bretton Woods, NH in 2013. Chis is now an environmental consultant in eastern New York.]