2011 Sponsors

Special Thanks To:
ExxonMobil Corporation
Department of Geoscience

Thank You Also To:
Brenda J. Buck
Pamela Burnley
Cap’n Dave’s Dinosaur Lectures & Shows
Centennial High School
Jean Cline
Judith Costa
Jack E. Deibert
Electron Microanalysis & Imaging Lab
Elegant Ambush
Environmental Soil Analysis Lab
Aida Figueroa
Maria Ines Figueroa
Robert Klein
Las Vegas Isotope Science Lab
Wende Lestelle
Maureen Wruck Development- Consultants LLC
Jim Mills
Nevada Isotope Geochronology Lab
Melanie Reed
Walter Slack
Nikolas Taranik
Wanda Taylor
Jeremy Walters





The 7th Annual UNLV
GeoSymposium 2011

April 13-14, 2012

The UNLV Geoscience Department will host its 6th Annual GeoSymposium on April 13th-14th, 2012, at the Blasco Event Wing in the Foundation Building, UNLV campus.  The symposium is a student-run event, 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, which will include student research presentations on Friday, April 13th, and a field trip on Saturday, April 14th.  Oral presentations will be offered, allowing time for discussion with audience members.  Student poster sessions will be presented throughout the day on the 13th.  A review panel will award prizes for the best oral 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 and will be posted below when available.

The field trip will depart from the Lilly Fong Geoscience (LFG) parking lot at 8:30 a.m. on April 14th.  We will explore the Valley of Fire State Park, approximately one hour from UNLV.  The field trip will cover lithology and paleontology of the park, as well as ancient and recent cultural history.  Stops will include Atlatl Rock, Beehive formations, and a six mile scenic drive through the park followed by a one mile hike through White domes.  A picnic lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the White Domes hike, as well as beverages throughout the trip.  There are 21 spaces available for the field trip, so please register in advance!

The UNLV GeoSymposium 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!

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GeoSymposium 2012 Schedule

Oral and Poster Presentation Schedule
- posted following submissions

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GeoSymposium Committee Members

Geosymposium Chair:
Swapan Sahoo

Geosymposium Faculty Advisor:
Matt Lachniet

Abstracts with Programs:
Valerie Tu (Chair); Tim Howell; Swapan Sahoo

Correspondence and Fundraising:

Lindsey Clark

Facilities & Catering:
Alison Sloat (Chair)

Field Trip:

Silent Auction:

Liz Tannis (Chair)
Melanie Reed

Symposium Set-up:
Pasquale Delvecchio (Chair); Margarita Rodriguez;
Stephen Paplinski; Andrew Miller

Web Page:

Leon Taufani (Chair)

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Information for Presenters

If you are presenting at GeoSymposium, you need to fill out an Author Registration Form and an Abstract Submission Form.  After reviewing the presentation guidelines below, please complete the Author Registration Form online (found below).  This will also serve as the primary author's registration for GeoSymposium.  Then, insert your presentation abstract into the Abstract Submission Form (found below) and email it to: sahoos@unlv.nevada.edu

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