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MORESE Colloquium


2013 Annual Colloquium: October 11, 2013

call for abstracts | final program | photos

The 2013 MORESE colloquium on October 11, 2013 was a huge success. More than 40 students and faculty attended the colloquium.

Presented were 16 undergraduate research papers. The colloquium covered a diverse spectrum of contemporary topics from geology, environmental science, and civil engineering. Five graduate students from different fields of Geology, Environmental Science and Engineering served as a judge committee and evaluated the presentations. Each poster consisted of a 5 minutes presentation with 5 minutes of judges asking questions, maximum 10 minutes. The judge committee evaluated all poster presentations for one first ($250), two second ($200), and three third ($120) best presentations (a total of 6 awards) in terms of overall quality and professionalism.

The judges selected the following winners:

  • Jose Salazar-Verdin, first place
  • Kristi Funari, second place
  • Jessica George, second place
  • Karem Alfaro, third place
  • Velita Cardenas, third place
  • Christine Maher, third place
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The MORESE management gratefully acknowledges Dr. George Perry, Dean, College of Sciences, for his generous financial support for the colloquium; Ms. Shandra Bigler for her professional organization of the conference and logistics; the judge committee, Kevin Eddy, Chad Furl, Gisella Lamas, David Prado, Chris Ray for dedicating their time and professional support; and Dean Perry for presenting the winners with award certificates.


2012 Annual Colloquium: October 2, 2012

call for abstracts | final program | photos

The 2012 MORESE colloquium on October 2, 2012 was a huge success. More than 40 students and faculty attended the colloquium.

Presented were 18 undergraduate research papers, including 8 oral and 10 poster presentations. The colloquium covered a diverse spectrum of contemporary topics from geology, environmental science, and civil engineering. Eight graduate students from different fields of Geology, Environmental Science and Engineering served as a judge committee and evaluated the presentations. The oral presentation was a 20 minute talk maximum including questions/answers; each poster consisted of a 5 minutes presentation with 5 minutes of judges asking questions, maximum 10 minutes. The judges evaluated each category (talk and posters) for the first, second, and third best presentations in terms of overall quality of research and professionalism. Cash awards for each category (oral and poster) were given for the first place ($250), second place ($150), and third place ($100).

The judges selected the following winners:

oral winners

  • Johanna Torres, first place
  • Marcus Garcia, second place
  • Nicholas Vasquez, third place

poster winners

  • Jessica George, first place
  • Mark Santos, second place
  • Phillip Gutierrez, third place
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The MORESE management gratefully acknowledges Dr. George Perry, Dean, College of Sciences, for his generous financial support for the colloquium; Ms. Shandra Bigler for her professional organization of the conference and logistics; the judge committee, Chad Furl, David Prado, Peter Anderson, Mohamad Sadat, Newfel Mazari, Stephani Williams, Tanzina Rahman, and Tuan Le, for dedicating their time and professional support; and Dr. Alan Dutton, Chair, Department of Geological Science, for opening encouragement for the colloquium and Dean Perry for presenting the winners with award certificates.


2011 Annual Colloquium: September 23, 2011

call for abstracts | final program | photos

The 2011 MORESE colloquium on September 23, 2011 was a huge success. More than 40 students and faculty attended the colloquium.

Presented were 17 undergraduate research papers (15 MORESE-supported students and 2 NASA grant-supported students), including 8 oral and 9 poster presentations. The colloquium covered a diverse spectrum of contemporary topics from geology, environmental science, and civil engineering. Six graduate students from different fields of Geology, Environmental Science and Engineering served as a judge committee and evaluated the presentations. The students' oral presentation was a 20 minute talk maximum including questions/answers; each poster consisted of a 5 minute presentation with 5 minutes of judges asking questions, maximum 10 minutes. The judges evaluated each category (talk and posters) for the first, second, and third best presentation in terms of overall quality and professionalism. Cash awards for each category (oral and poster) were given for the first place ($250), second place ($150), and third place ($100).

The judges selected the following winners:

oral winners

  • Ben Cardenas, first place
  • Francisco Cantu, second place
  • Marcus Garcia, third place

poster winners

  • April Escamilla, first place
  • Anthony Arricale, second place
  • Marvin Lopez, third place

The MORESE management gratefully acknowledges Dr. Weldon Hammond, Director, Center for Water Research, for his generous financial support for the colloquium; Ms. Hermina Simpson for her professional organization of the conference and logistics; the judge committee, Chris Reyes, Eric Kouba, Jinxuan Hu, Tanzina Rahman, Newfel Mazari, and David Prado for dedicating their time and professional support; and Dr. Alan Dutton, Chair, Department of Geological Science, for presenting the winners with award certificates.

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Winners from left to right: April, Marcus, Ben, Francisco (back row), Anthony and Marvin (front row)

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