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Third Colloquium: January 30, 2009

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The third colloquium was successfully held on 1/30/2009 at the Remote Sensing Lab (LRSG). There were over 25 students, faculty, and staff attended the conference. Eight students presented 8 papers. A judge committee of six PhD students (Burcu Cicek, Earen Engates, Keith Muhlestein, Somenath Ganguly, Mike Lewis, and Newfel Mazari) rated the students based on both the presentations and the final papers. PhD student Newfel Mazari was the moderator and coordinator for the conference. Dr. Alan Dutton, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, attended the entire conference. Special thanks to Dean Perry (Dean's office) for supporting the lunch and drinks, which is a great way to show the College of Sciences' support for student research, especially our undergraduate student research. Thanks also go to faculty mentors who spent hours and hours to advise students, revise papers and presentations.

Our undergraduate winners are:

  • Mark Childre, first place
  • Anne Ji, second place
  • Beverly Saunders, third place
  • Jeffrey Allen, third place

Our graduate winners are:

  • Thomas Whitney, first place
  • Shuangxi Xie, second place
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From left to right: Hongjie Xie, Karen Engates, Burcu Cicek, Mike Lewis, Beverly Saunders, Steve Ackley, Mark Childre, Shuangxi Xie, Somenath Ganguly, Anne Ji, Alan Dutton, Thomas Whitney, Newfel Mazari, and Keying Ye


Second Colloquium: February 8, 2008

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The second colloquium was successfully held on 2/8/2008 at the Remote Sensing Lab (LRSG). There were over 25 students, faculty, and staff attended the conference. Six students presented 6 papers. A judge committee of six PhD students (Burcu Cicek, Earen Engates, Marcus, King, Keith Muhlestein, Pravin Punamiya, and Padmini Das) rated the students based on both the presentations and the final papers. PhD student Xianwei Wang was the moderator and coordinator for the conference. Dr. Alan Dutton, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, attended the entire conference. This is a great encouragement to all the attendants, especially those presenters. Special thanks to Dean Perry (Dean's office) for supporting the lunch and drinks, which is a great way to show the College of Science's support for student research, especially our undergraduate student research. Most of the attendants (who where in both colloquiums) had a strong feeling that the quality of the papers and presentations were largely improved in comparison with those of last year. This is a good encouragement to all of us. Thanks also go to faculty mentors who spent hours and hours to adviser students, revise papers and presentations.

Our undergraduate winners are:

  • Mark Childre, first place
  • Austin Jordan, second place
  • Beverly Saunders, third place
  • Kristi Salazar, third place

Our graduate winners are:

  • Penelope Wagner, first place
  • Beibei Yu, second place
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From left to right: Xianwei Wang, Beibei Yu, Debajyoti Paul, Kristi Salazar, Steve Ackley, Penny Wagner, Alan Dutton, Mark Childre, Austin Jordan, Beverly Saunders, Hongjie Xie


First Colloquium: November 17, 2006

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The first colloquium was successfully held on 11/17/2006. There were over 20 students, faculty, and staff attended the conference. Five students presented 6 papers (one student was not able to attend). A judge committee of five PhD students (Mike Lewis, Rachana Nagar, Sheeba Thomas, Xianwei Wang, and Gwen Young) rated the students based on both the presentations and the final papers. PhD student Burcu Cicek was the moderator and coordinator for the conference. All students and judges were very pleased with the conference, and said that this was the first time they have been involved in this type of activity and they were much exited about this. And they will encourage more students to participate the conference next year. All of us were also very pleased by the lunch provided by Office of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Thanks to Dr. Dibs Sarkar for his support for undergraduate student research. Thanks also go to faculty mentors who spent hours and hours to advise students, revise papers and presentations.

Our winners are:

  • Alex Castillo, first place
  • Melissa Quinones, second place
  • Penny Wagner, second place
  • Melissa Quinones, third place
  • Beverly Saunders, third place
  • Gabriela Sosa, third place
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From left to right: Burcu Cicek (event coordinator), Gabriela Sosa, Melissa Quinones, Alex Castillo, Beverly Saunders, Penny Wagner, and Hongjie Xie

We look forward to having more students, faculty, and staff involving in the conference next year and years to come.

 


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