EarthWeek 2016 to Feature Student Research

The seventh annual event, held March 31 and April 1, showcases research by students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
March 29, 2016
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EarthWeek 2016

What: 
EarthWeek 2016
When: 
Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1
Where: 
Student Union Memorial Center
Robert Glennon
Robert Glennon

EarthWeek 2016, a showcase of research by undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, or SEES, at the University of Arizona, will be held Thursday and Friday on the UA campus.

This student-organized event, now in its seventh year, is free and open to the public, with the exception of the luncheon and evening reception on Friday. Students from the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Hydrology and Water Resources, and Soil, Water and Environmental Science and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment will participate. EarthWeek 2016 will feature 72 poster and 94 oral presentations and three invited speakers.

"The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences cuts across multiple units at the University of Arizona. EarthWeek is a once-per-year opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge research being done by students in each of those units," said Jon Chorover, director of SEES and head and professor of the UA Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science.

"By taking this opportunity to cross over the boundaries between our departments, students and faculty have a chance to learn about work being done both within and beyond their own units. EarthWeek has catalyzed interdisciplinary collaborations among SEES units to address complex environmental problems."

EarthWeek's keynote speaker will be Robert Glennon, who will present his talk, "America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It," on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.

Glennon is a UA Regents’ Professor and the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy in the UA James E. Rogers College of Law. He received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University. He is one of the nation’s preeminent experts on water policy and law. He is the author of the books "Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It," now a go-to resource for environmental policy stakeholders nationwide, and "Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters."

EarthWeek activities include:

SWESx

Hosted by the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. Oral presentations will be held on Thursday in the Catalina Room of the Student Union Memorial Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Poster presentations will be held in the Rincon Room of the Student Union Memorial Center from 9 to 11 a.m.

El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera

Hosted by the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and of Hydrology and Water Resources. Activities will be held in the South Ballroom and Tucson, Catalina, and Santa Rita Rooms of the Student Union Memorial Center on Friday.

The El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera keynote speaker is P.A. Ty Ferré, professor in the UA Department of Hydrology Water Resources. Ferré is the 2016 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer. He will present his talk, "Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models and Decision Making," in the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center from 4 to 5 p.m.

Geodaze

Hosted by the Department of Geosciences. Activities will be held in the North and South Ballrooms of the Student Union Memorial Center on Thursday and in the North Ballroom on Friday. This year's GeoDaze keynote address will be given by David Bercovici of Yale University, the American Geophysical Union’s 2014 Francis Birch Lecturer. His talk, "The Origin of Plate Tectonics," will be held in the North Ballroom on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.

School of Natural Resources and the Environment

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment will host a poster session in the Rincon Room of the Student Union Memorial Center on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is composed of the College of Science Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Hydrology and Water Resources, plus the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.