Thank You 2008 Sponsors!

Maureen Wruck Planning Consultants
Barrick Gold Exploration, Inc.
Espresso World, Inc.
James O'Donnell
Judith Costa
David Ely
James Mills
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The 3rd Annual UNLV

April 18-19, 2008

The UNLV Geoscience Department will host its 3rd Annual Geoscience Student Symposium at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History, on the UNLV campus. The symposium is student-run and designed to provide graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their original research and receive feedback from industry, civic, and government professionals as well as academic experts.

UNLV Geoscience students are planning a two-day event including presentations on Friday, April 18th and a field trip on Saturday, April 19th. Oral presentations will be offered on Friday morning, and the 15 minute sessions will include time for discussion with audience members. Lunch, generously funded by the Barrick Gold Corporation, will follow the oral presentations, and poster sessions scheduled for the afternoon session. A review panel will award prizes for the best presentations and posters. The day will conclude with a post-symposium gathering of all students, faculty, and invited guests at a reception with food and refreshments, and a silent auction of rock and mineral specimens.

The Saturday field trip will depart from the Lilly Fong Geoscience building parking lot at 8:30 am, and will return by 5:00 pm at the latest. Stops include (1) a short ~1.5 mile hike through faulted volcanic and intruded sedimentary units to the River Mountains Trail Overlook, for a panorama of geologic features in the Lake Mead area, (2) a hike through the “guts of a volcano” to the Tuff of the Bridge Springs type locality, and (3) a guided tour of the historical Techatticup Mine in Nelson, Nevada.

The UNLV Geoscience Student Symposium will showcase a wide range of important graduate and undergraduate research, and provide a forum for participating students to develop presentation skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. Student research projects include such diverse topics as: soils, geomorphology, hydrogeology, paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, volcanology, seismology, structural geology, and economic geology. We hope that you can join us for this event!

GeoSymposium 2008 Schedule

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Committee Members

Geosymposium Chair: Colin Robins
Geosymposium Faculty Advisor: Adam Simon
Abstracts with Programs: Lora Griffin (chair), Brian Aillaud, & Craig MacNeil
Correspondence and Fundraising: Colin Robins & Jan Morton
Facilities & Catering: Colin Robins & Mandy Williams
Field Trip: Audrey Rager, Colin Robins, & Denise Honn
Symposium Set-up: Rhonda Fairchild (chair) & Kelly Robertson
Web Page: Steve Maglio (chair) & Becki Huntoon
Guest Speaker Search: Aubrey Shirk (chair)
Silent Auction: Greg Zellner (chair), & Peter Druschke

The GeoSymposium Planning Committee is indebted to:

Bill Brown
Director of Planning and Communications, UNLV College of Sciences

Maria Figueroa, Liz Smith, Nuvia Quiñonez, and Samantha San Diego
Department of Geoscience Staff

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Lilly Fong Geoscience (LFG) 104B
Ph: 702-895-3262 Fax: 702-895-4064
Department of Geoscience
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010