How do I present at GIESS?
The topics for the first three sessions of GIESS (i.e., the fall 2017 semester) are below. We encourage you to choose a session and submit an abstract by email to Andrew Moodie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday August 11th. Please keep your abstract to less than 250 words, and be sure to include an abstract title and the session you are submitting to.
SESSION 1: “Plate Tectonics” — encouraging submissions relating to, but not limited to: plate motion drivers, results, and effects, subduction zones, tectonism.
SESSION 2: “Depositional Environments” — encouraging submissions relating to, but not limited to: fluvial, deltaic, floodplain, coastal, marine, glacial, aeolian, carbonate.
SESSION 3: “Earth’s Interior” — encouraging submissions relating to, but not limited to: geodynamics, seismic imaging and interpretation, melting, volatiles, and geochemistry.
Please note that these session topics are intentionally broad and are subject to becoming more focused or slightly shifted depending on the submissions received. We encourage all to submit. The committee will try to make the best Symposia possible; in this process the topic may become more concise and focused.
Over the course of the year (there will be 3 more sessions in the spring!), it is our hope that there is at least one session that is a great fit for everyone. You can resubmit your abstract for the next group of sessions, too! If you have a suggestion for a symposium topic feel free to share it with the committee as well.
GIESS is an opportunity for you to give a well-attended talk about your research and ongoing interests to the entire department. With a coherent topic to each session, the symposia are able to dive deeply into a single topic, ensuring that the feedback you receive as a presenter is high quality, and that the discussions promote the development of your research. Also, giving a talk at GIESS will be a great item on your CV!
Please feel free to contact Andrew Moodie or any of the other committee members with comments or questions about GIESS as we make the change to this new, improved department seminar. Thank you.