2012 School of Earth and Environmental Sciences EarthWeek

Description

The third annual University of Arizona EarthWeek conference will be held March 28-30 at the Arizona Student Union.  EarthWeek is a three-day conference organized by students from the University of Arizona's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES). Components include El Dia del Agua, GeoDaze, and AIR, as well as days hosted by SWES and LTRR.  During EarthWeek, students from SEES and SEES-related fields present their research in oral and poster presentations.  EarthWeek also hosts interdisciplinary sessions in which students from different departments present research on specific topics, such as GIS & Spatial Analysis, Southwestern Climate, and Environmental Hazards. 

EarthWeek 2012 will be the first EarthWeek to host a plenary session comprised of student oral presentations. This year's theme is "Climate in the Southwest."  This session will showcase the southwestern climatology research of graduate students from SEES.  One student speaker will be selected from each unit within SEES. While researchers are expected to present a range of methodologies and topics, the presented research should be themed on climate change in the southwestern United States and/or reconstructing climate in the southwestern United States.  A prize will be awarded to the best overall speaker of the session. This session will take place from 2:30-3:45 pm on Thursday, March 29.  This year's plenary speaker is Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communication, a non-profit science and outreach project based in Boulder, Colorado.  Her talk, titled "Telling the Climate Change Story," will take place at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 29. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This year's plenary speaker is Susan Joy Hassol, director of Climate Communication, a non-profit science and outreach project based in Boulder, Colorado.  Her talk, titled "Telling the Climate Change Story," will take place at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 29. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Abstracts are due February 15

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