2018 EAS Student Research Day Conference and Industrial Open House

Event Student Led since 1988

Each year a new group of Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences student volunteers organize and plan the annual EAS Student Research Day Conference at the University of Houston. The conference is held in Science & Research Building 1 and includes oral presentations in two morning sessions and posters on the first, second and third floors in the afternoon.

EAS Student Research Day

The event is designed for students to obtain experience in organizing a conference, practice their presentations skills, and share their research with both faculty and industry experts.

This year's event had a record attendance of approximately 200. There were 62 presentations (26 oral and 36 poster) by undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students in the fields of geology, geophysics and atmospheric science. They were judged by a team of 35 faculty and industry experts.

The abstracts and Conference Program can be viewed at: www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/news-events/past-events/research-day/2018/

Student Organizers

  • Dustin Villarreal (Conference Chair)
  • Delaney Robinson (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Diana Krupnik (Program)
  • Crystal Saadeh (Judge Organizer)
  • McKensie Kilgore (Social Chair)
  • Joshua Flores (Abstract Volume)
  • Monica Guerrero (Volunteer Organizer)
  • Xiang (Claudia) Ling
  • Andrea Paris
  • Lucia Torrado

Oral Presentation Winners

Session 1

First Place: Jack Kenning
Second Place: Manuel Paez-Reyes
Third Place: Joshua Flores

Session 2

First Place: Delaney Robinson
Second Place: Sing-Chun Wang
Third Place: McKensie Kilgore

Poster Presentation Winners

Advanced Ph.D. Students

First Place: Wanda Crupa
Second Place: Yi-Wei Chen
Third Place: Suresh Dande

M.S. and Early Ph.D. Students

First Place: Janet Kong
Second Place: Crystal Saadeh
Third Place: Jessica Chew

Undergraduate Students

First Place: Liam N. Lauckner
Second Place: Julian B. Chennin
Third Place: Omar Zavala