EarthWeek to Feature Student Research
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EarthWeek, a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Arizona School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will be held March 28-30 in the Student Union Memorial Center.
The student-organized event, now in its third year, will feature research presentations and posters by students from the departments and units within the school.
The school is comprised of the departments of atmospheric sciences, geosciences, hydrology and water resources and soil, water and environmental science plus the Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
"EarthWeek is when the students in the Earth and environmental sciences make us all look good," said Karl W. Flessa, director of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and head and professor of geosciences.
"It's a festival of interdisciplinary science: from the core of the Earth to the clouds in the sky. So if you want to see what the Earth and environmental sciences will look like in 10 years' time, come to EarthWeek this week."
EarthWeek committee chair Philip Stokes said, "We're really excited because this year will be the most interdisciplinary EarthWeek ever."
The plenary session on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. about Southwest climate will have a presentation from one student from each unit. Those students will be competing for the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences award. The winner, who will be announced at 5:15 p.m. that day, will receive $1,000.
Susan Joy Hassol will deliver the EarthWeek keynote lecture, "Telling the Climate Change Story," at 4 p.m. on March 29. Hassol is a climate change communicator, analyst and author known for her ability to make complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public. She is director of Climate Communication in Boulder, Colo.
Stokes, a graduate student in geosciences, said, "Earthweek provides an invaluable opportunity for students to share their research with peers, faculty and the university community."
EarthWeek events run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and are free and open to the public. Each day features talks and poster sessions from a variety of disciplines within the school.