Thank You 2009 Sponsors!

Diamond-Level Donation:
ExxonMobil Corporation
Barrick Gold Exploration, Inc.
Southern Nevada Water Authority

Corundum-Level Donation:
Maureen Wruck

Topaz-Level Donation:
Espresso World, Inc.
Steve McEwin

Quartz-Level Donation:
Robert and Loretta Klein
Dave Eisenstein
Cap'n Dave's Dinosaur Lectures and Shows, LLC
Jim Mills
Lynn Oliver
David J. Ely
Anthony D. Feig
Jean Cline
Jim O'Donnell
Nature's Art and Gifts
Patrick Haynes
Judith Costa
Laurie Thake
Tonia Arriola
Maria Figueroa
Electron Microanalysis & Imaging Lab (EMIL)
Nevada Isotope Geochronology Lab


The 4th Annual UNLV

April 17-18, 2009

The UNLV Geoscience Department will host its 4th Annual Geoscience Student Symposium at the Blasco Event Wing in the Foundation Building, 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 17th, and a field trip on Saturday, April 18th. Oral presentations will be offered, which will include time for discussion with audience members, and student poster sessions will be presented on the 17th. 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.  An exact schedule is still being determined, but the 2008 schedule remains below as an example of what the 2009 GeoSymposium will provide.

The field trip will depart from the Lilly Fong Geoscience building parking lot on the morning of the 18th. More specifics on the field trip are on their way!

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 2009 Schedule

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Committee Members

Geosymposium Chair:
Aubrey Shirk
Geosymposium Faculty Advisor:
Ganqing Jiang
Abstracts with Programs:
Valerie Tu (chair), Seth Pages, Lora Griffin
Correspondence and Fundraising:
Aubrey Shirk (chair), Christi Emery, Josh Bonde
Facilities & Catering:
Mandy Williams (chair), Jeremy Koonce
Field Trip:
Aubrey Shirk (chair), Ratna Widiarti, Jon Baker, Adam Zeiza
Symposium Set-up:
Kelly Robertson (chair), Vicki Meyers, Jeevan Jayakody
Web Page:
Steve Maglio (chair), Becki Huntoon
Guest Speaker Search:
Brian Aillaud (chair)
Silent Auction:
Steven Forrester (chair), Corinne Griffing

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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 Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010