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Every spring, the department holds a single-day event that includes research presentations from students, an award ceremony, and a department wide happy hour at the Mucky Duck.
This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013 and will take place from the beginning of research presentations at 8:00 am to the conclusion of the happy hour that evening.
Student Research Day
Each year, Earth and Atmospheric Science students are given the opportunity to present their research to the department. Students can showcase their work in the form of a talk or a poster presentation. Faculty members will judge each presentation and prizes in the form of travel grants are awarded to the best submissions.
Lunch will be provided to participants and judges. Several coffee breaks will also be held throughout the day.
Student Research Day presentations are from 8:00am to 2:00pm in SR1. The talks are held in room 634 and posters will be presented in the second and third floor hallways.
Talks must less than 15 minutes in length and students with posters will have 10 minutes with a judge to discuss their research. To sign up for a presentation or for questions, please contact Jesse Ortega.
Research day presentation schedule.
Department Award Ceremony
The yearly award ceremony will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in SR1 Room 117. Awards are given out each year to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. A list of past award winners can be found on the Honors and Awards page.
Numerous grants, scholarships, and fellowships are also awarded during this ceremony. The application deadline to apply for these awards is April 15th, 2013. To apply, fill out the application form available on the Fellowships and Scholarships page.
For more information contact Regina Capuano at 713-893-1402 or email@example.com.
Department Group Picture
Directly after the award ceremony, we will be taking a group photo on the steps outside SR1.
Faculty-Alumni-Student Happy Hour
After the events of student research day and the award ceremony are concluded, all are invited to the annual happy hour located at McGonigal’s Mucky Duck. If the weather is nice, the gathering will take outside on the back deck. In the past, the Mucky Duck has provided a generous, and free, happy hour buffet.
We always have a great time with over 100 faculty, alumni, staff, students and friends of the department showing up each year. If you have not attended in the past, you should give it a try this year. The Mucky Duck is an Irish pub where the whole family is welcome. Photographs from past happy hour get-togethers are available at the department photo gallery.
The happy hour will begin at 4:00pm. The Mucky Duck is located at 2425 Norfolk in Houston.
For more information contact Regina Capuano at 713-893-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TALK SCHEDULE (PDF)
|Judging Time||Presenter Name||Poster Title||Class|
|8:00am - 8:10am||Kherlen Batbayar||Shifts in the Caribbean Plate Direction Inferred From Paleostress Measurements from Striated Fault Planes in the Circum-Caribbean Region||UG|
|8:10am - 8:20am||Yuribia Munoz||Sedimentary signatures of Retreating Tidewater Glaciers along the Western Antarctic Peninsula||SG|
|8:20am - 8:30am||Luan Nguyen||Gravity and Petroleum Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico||UG|
|8:30am - 8:40am||Luis F. Pachon||Tectonic and Structural Evolution of the Putumayo Foreland Basin, Southern Colombia.||SG|
|8:40am - 8:50am||Rongrong Lin||Extracting Polar Anisotropy Parameters from Seismic Data and Well Logs||SG|
|8:50am - 9:00am||Alli Oyepeju||2D Numerical Modeling of Slow Lithospheric Extension: An Application to the Formation of Cratonic Basins.||SG|
|9:00am - 9:10am||COFFEE BREAK||COFFEE BREAK|
|9:10am - 9:20am||Alex Dale||Central Atlantic Magmatic Province Plume Focus and Evidence for its Relation to the Basement of the Bahamas||SG|
|9:20am - 9:30am||Selin Deniz Akhun||Evolution of Minibasins and the Role of Growth Faulting Green Canyon Area, Gulf of Mexico: Preliminary Results||SG|
|9:30am - 9:40am||Yiduo Liu||Structure of Main Central Thrust in Lower Dolpo, Western Nepalese Himalaya||SG|
|9:40am - 9:50am||Kyle Reuber||Continent-Ocean Boundary and Plate Tectonic Reconstructions of the Northern Brazil-West African Margins||SG|
|9:50am - 10:00am||Rediet Abera||Transtensional Rifting: From Pull-apart Basins to Sheared Margins||SG|
|10:00am - 10:10am||Mohammad S Ullah||Predicted Nature of Fluvial Style within a Compound Incised Valley: Example from Cretaceous Ferron Notom Delta, Henry Mountain Region, Utah||SG|
|10:10am - 10:20am||Murad Hasan||New Observations on the Crustal Structure of the US Gulf of Mexico Basin based on Deep-Penetration Seismic Reflection Data, Gravity and Plate Reconstructions||BG|
|10:20am - 10:30am||COFFEE BREAK||COFFEE BREAK|
|10:30am - 10:40am||Sukru Gokhan Kose||Crustal Architecture, Structural Highs and Igneous Activity of Onshore Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin: Sabine and Monroe Uplifts||SG|
|10:40am - 10:50am||Matt Cannon||Active Shortening of the Dolpo-Mugu Folds: Implications for Subsurface Geometry||SG|
|10:50am - 11:00am||An Li||Investigation of the Himalayan Thrust Belt Architecture||SG|
|11:00am - 11:10am||Rebecca Neill||Spatial and Temporal Variability of Subsidence in Fort Bend County, TX||BG|
|11:10am - 11:20am||Daniel M. Coleff||Geomechanical and Acoustic Properties Measurements on Re-consolidated Mudrock Constituents at Reservoir Stresses||SG|
|11:20am - 11:30am||Uchenna Ikediobi||Crustal Structure of the Salton Trough, Constraints From Gravity Modeling.||SG|
|11:30am - 12:20pm||LUNCH BREAK||LUNCH BREAK|
|12:30pm - 12:40pm||Eray Kocel||An Integrated Geophysical Study of the Hockley Fault||SG|
|12:40pm - 12:50pm||Henry Herrera||Petroleum System Analysis of the Cratonic Williston Basin: Bakken Formation||SG|
|12:50pm - 1:00pm||Bryan Ott||Structure and Tectonics of the Eastern Nicaraguan Rise||SG|
|1:00pm - 1:10pm||Javier Sanchez||Basin analysis, tectonic and hydrocarbons implications. Cesar-Rancheria basin, Northwestern South America||SG|
|1:10pm - 1:20pm||Rocio Bernal-Olaya||Deformation and Kinematic Evolution of the Colombian Caribbean Accretionary Prism, Northwestern South America||SG|
|1:20pm - 1:30pm||Patrick Loureiro||Regional Tectonic and Structural Controls on Late Miocene Collapse of the Eastern Nicaraguan Rise Carbonate Platform, Caribbean Sea||BG|