Department Represented by 57 Presentations at Fall American Geophysical Union

Department Represented by 57 Presentations at Fall American Geophysical Union
Largest Geosciences Meeting in North America

Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise discusses departmental programs at the UH EAS exhibit at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) traveled to San Francisco to present their research results at the largest, annual geosciences meeting in North America.

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, held December 9-13, 2013, attracted more than 20,000 international participants of whom about 7,000 are graduate and undergraduate students.

The 57 presentations from the University of Houston’s EAS department showcased the broad scope of active research spanning topics from subsurface mapping to igneous petrology to seismology. The titles and authors of the UH posters and talks, which included 14 first-authored EAS faculty presentations, 21 first-authored EAS M.S. and Ph.D. student presentations, and 2 first-authored EAS undergraduate presentations, are listed at:

Several faculty members organized other meeting-related activities. Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise of the department’s Professional Master’s Program organized and ran the UH EAS information booth in academic row of the exhibits hall. Drs. Barry Lefer and Julia Wellner organized an evening social event for UH meeting participants and alumni living in northern California. Dr. Paul Mann led a group of UH graduate and undergraduate students on a one-day field trip to visit exposure of Franciscan accretionary prism rocks on the Marin Peninsula and the active trace of the San Andreas fault near Point Reyes Peninsula.