Statewide Symposium 2012

Symposium NAU 2012

Important Symposium Dates

2012 Statewide Symposium Announcements

  • Date & Time Announced!

    The 2011-2012 academic year Arizona/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Statewide Symposium will be held at the University of Arizona on April 20-21, 2012

  • Abstracts Accepted!

    Abstracts are being accepted through the Abstracts and Events Attendance Form. Submit yours before the deadline on March 21.  ASCEND! team abstracts are due April 2 after the March 31 spring launch.

  • Symposium Timeline Available!

    The Space Grant Symposium timeline shows the lineup of presentations and session rooms during the day.

  • Symposium Presentations Online!

    The list of Symposium presentations gives each session category with the presentations presented.


Guest Speaker Malcolm Hughes (Friday, April 20)

Malcolm Hughes, Regents' Professor of Dendrochronology, will present Strange times on Planet Earth during the Friday night Space Grant Symposium Banquet.

Not surprisingly, the human footprint on the third planet has grown dramatically in the last couple of hundred years. Our population has grown massively,  and our use of oil, coal and gas has fueled technologies that greatly magnify our impact. We'll discuss the science of measuring these impacts, from its origins in the laboratory to the role of observation from space.

Malcolm K. Hughes has a B.Sc. in Botany and Zoology (1965) and a Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Durham (United Kingdom) and held postdoctoral fellowships at the universities of Aarhus (Denmark) and Durham. He taught at Liverpool Polytechnic (United Kingdom) from 1971 until 1986 when he became Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, a position he held until 1999. His early work was on ecosystem energetics and trace elements in ecosystems, but for the past four decades he has focused on past climate variability. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1998) and Regents’ Professor (2007) at the University of Arizona. He has recently retired from the position of Chair of the Geology and Geography section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He held visiting fellowships at the University of Colorado, Harvard and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is author of more than 145 scientific publications. 

Symposium Banquet (Friday, April 20)

The Friday night Space Grant Banquet will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Tucson - Reid Park at 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. The banquet will begin at 7:00 PM. Nice business dress is in order. For banquet location information, call 520-881-4200.

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Symposium (Saturday, April 21)

The Saturday Space Grant Symposium will be held at the Kuiper Sciences Building at 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721. The symposium will begin at 8:00 AM. For Symposium information, call 520-621-8556.

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