ATLAS Symposium

  • 10 Apr 2019
  • 11 Apr 2019

ATLAS Symposium

The symposium will feature graduate student research across the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, covering topics from Geobiology, Human Geography, Geochemistry, Oceans, Mantle and more! Talks will start Wednesday, April 10th, at 9AM in Tory 3-36 (University of Alberta), and run until Thursday, April 11th, @ 3:00 PM. See attached schedule for our sessions and visit https://www.atlasualberta.com/2019.html  for full student abstracts and talk titles! 

Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, April 10th, 12pm - 1pm Tory 3-36: The Making & Breaking of Cratons

Thursday, April 11th, 5pm - 6pm, ESB 3-27: Plate Tectonics: How the Earth's Interior Impacts Elections, Cellphones Global Climate, and You

Dr. Cooper, a geologist and geophysicist, will be joining us from Washington State University. Her work focuses on using computational modeling to help us better understand the thermal and tectonic evolution of planetary bodies, early earth processes, and structure and dynamics of continental lithosphere.

In conjunction with the symposium, the Undergraduate Poster Session featuring undergraduate research will take place Wednesday, April 10th, from 4 to 7 pm. Prizes are available for best three best posters! A casual chili supper will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase - please come by and see the great work done by our undergraduate students!  

I'm happy to introduce a new portion of the ATLAS symposium, an informal "Diversity and Communication in Science" Discussion Session, featuring our keynote speaker. The event will be an informal and casual discussion regarding gender diversity in academia and STEM field, scientific outreach, and communicating science to our peers and public, relating to Dr. Cooper's and our own faculty experience. The session will be Thursday, April 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM in Tory 3-36. I would like to welcome a mix of faculty and students to attend so we may have a mix of perspectives and views for an engaging discussion. 

Also new this year, our 2019 ATLAS Symposium Banquet will be taking place Earl's on Campus, Thursday, April 11th, @ 6:30 PM. Earl's is on the corner of 87th and 112th Street, across the street from Telus Building - a convenient 3 minute walk from the Earth Science Building! Tickets will go on sale next week, March 26th - March 29th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, in front of ESB 1-26. The price for tickets will be $30 for students, $45 for faculty - a menu will be available during ticket sales.

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