2019 GeoPRISMS Synthesis & Integration TEI – Apply now!

Apply now to attend the GeoPRISMS Synthesis & Integration Theoretical and Experimental Institute!
February 27- March 1, 2019
Hotel Menger, San Antonio, Texas
The 2019 GeoPRISMS Theoretical and Experimental Institute (TEI) will represent an opportunity for our community to synthesize results across the two program initiatives: Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE); and Subduction Cycles & Deformation (SCD). During this meeting we will evaluate accomplishments to date, and define key gaps, opportunities for synthesis and collaboration, and outstanding questions leading in to the final years of the decadal program. We will also identify emerging opportunities and problems, and develop new research directions motivated by the successes of the MARGINS and GeoPRISMS programs. The three-day meeting will be preceded by an Early-Career Investigator symposium on Tuesday February 26.
Key objectives of the workshop include:
  • Set the stage for legacy of GeoPRISMS, develop concrete ideas for legacy products or activities in the coming 2-3 years. This should include both Science and Education and Outreach.
  • Identify outstanding process-based questions and cross-cutting themes that engage both the RIE and SCD communities. These fundamental science questions will guide the integration of science results from GeoPRISMS, and likely lead to future proposals and funding opportunities.
  • The Early Career Investigator (ECI) symposium will foster cross-disciplinary collaborations among young scientists. This symposium will be led by two young scientists in our community.
  • Position our science community for future years by evaluating the role of large research infrastructure, how science goals of the GeoPRISMS Program can be met by future large-scale initiatives, and the importance of continued NSF support for cross-disciplinary and cross-shoreline research.

Funding

The TEI is funded by the National Science Foundation through the GeoPRISMS Office at The Pennsylvania State University. There is no registration fee. We will be able to cover most on-site expenses (venue costs, hotel expenses based on multiple occupancy, and most meals) for approximately 175 participants. Partial funding for travel may also be available, with preference given to students and postdocs. Confirmed participants whose on-site expenses are covered are expected to arrive on Tuesday evening and leave on Saturday morning.

Organizing Committee

Katie Kelley (University of Rhode Island)
Harm Van Avendonk (University of Texas at Austin)
Jessica Warren (University of Delaware)
Kyle Straub (Tulane)
Rob Harris (Oregon State university)
Katie Keranen (Cornell)
Joe Dufek (University of Oregon)
Christie Rowe (McGill)
Philip Skemer (Washington University, St Louis)
Ikuko Wada (University of Minnesota)
Ex officio: Demian Saffer (GeoPRISMS Office/Pennsylvania State University)

Important Dates

October 10: Applications are invited via the meeting webpage at: http://geoprisms.org/tei-2019/
November 12: Application deadline
December 3: Successful applicants are invited to confirm participation
January 7: Deadline for confirmation of attendance
Late January: Final meeting agenda is released

Location

The meeting will take place at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas (https://www.mengerhotel.com/). The hotel is located in downtown San Antonio, 8 miles from San Antonio International Airport. Cab service is available.

Student and Postdoc symposium

On Tuesday before the TEI we will hold a student and postdoc symposium which will feature short presentations by attendees and discussion with the conveners and NSF program managers. The symposium runs from 12:30-5:00pm and will be followed at 5:00 – 7:00pm by a reception and ice breaker open to all TEI attendees. We encourage all students and postdocs to attend and to arrange their travel accordingly, after confirmation of attendance.

Agenda

The meeting agenda is available at http://geoprisms.org/tei-2019/

Invitation to judge GeoPRISMS student presentations at AGU


Dear GeoPRISMS Community,

The GeoPRISMS Office will again organize a best student presentation award at the AGU Fall Meeting, open to all students who work on GeoPRISMS- or MARGINS-related research. Students will compete for a best poster and best talk award both carrying a $500 cash prize. Awardees and runners up will be featured on the GeoPRISMS website and the Spring issue of the GeoPRISMS newsletter.

We hope that if you attend the AGU Fall Meeting this year that you will be able to help us evaluate the student presentations. We generally ask judges for their assessment of no more than three presentations. Please note that many of the student presenters will also be bringing their posters to the GeoPRISMS Townhall & Community Forum on Monday evening, so there will be an opportunity to participate as a judge even if you are not able to attend the student’s official session.

If you are able and willing to help judge the student presentations, please let us know by sending your availability at info@geoprisms.org. We will contact you closer to the meeting with instructions and a selection of presentations that will take into account your expertise and time periods you are available.

Thank you for your help with this important activity!

The GeoPRISMS Office

Questions? Please contact info@geoprisms.org

 icon-chevron-right GeoPRISMS AGU Prize for Outstanding Student Oral and Poster Presentations

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc and Lab Manager Positions


1) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology – Salem State University
2) Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
3) Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy – University of Miami
4) Rock Mechanics Lab Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison
5) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University
6) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geosciences – Towson University
8) Assistant Professor in solid Earth Geophysics – UC Santa Cruz
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1) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology – Salem State University

The geological sciences department at Salem State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2019. We seek a field geologist with expertise in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology who is committed to collaborative undergraduate teaching and research. Our department has a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our growing population of diverse students. We seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in geological sciences. Teaching assignments will include: mineralogy/petrology/earth materials for majors; summer field courses in Montana and/or New England; introductory general education courses in the geosciences; upper-level applied geoscience and major elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; and advising senior research.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students’ learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in geological sciences. ABD will be considered if scheduled to complete the doctorate by June 30, 2019. Demonstrated experience in field geology, tectonics, mineralogy, and igneous/metamorphic petrology; and previous teaching experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industry experience in the applied fields of geological sciences; the desire and ability to develop an externally funded, undergraduate-friendly research program; experience with and passion for teaching undergraduate students; experience with undergraduate research; Record of scholarly research in the geological sciences; and experience and/or interest in New England geology.

Working Conditions

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by November 9, 2018 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled. For those attending, we plan to meet with interested candidates at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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2) Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (http://earth.yale.edu) announces an annual competition for a Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines within earth and planetary sciences, including studies of geophysics, planetary sciences, tectonics, oceans, atmosphere, climate dynamics, geochemistry, paleoclimatology, geobiology, and the evolution of life. The Postdoctoral Associate position is awarded for two years, providing a stipend ($60,000/yr) and base research funds ($5,000/yr), plus health care benefits and limited expenses for relocation. Applicants should contact a sponsor in the Department to discuss potential research projects, and then submit a short (2-3 page) statement of research interests and proposed research, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, an endorsement letter from the sponsoring faculty member, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/54659. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2018, and successful candidates are expected to begin their program at Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2019. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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3) Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy – University of Miami

The Department of Marine Geosciences (MGS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami (UM), seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track position at either the assistant or associate professor level in the fields of geodynamics, geodesy, or cryosphere dynamics. We are interested in candidates accomplished in (1) applying geodynamic modeling or geodetic techniques to the wide range of active geological processes and hazards, or (2) measuring or modeling of sea level changes, a field of direct relevance to Miami. We encourage applications from candidates who will utilize NASA’s current and forthcoming Earth Observation missions as well as data from other satellites.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and participate in the teaching mission of the Department and the School at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She or he should present specific plans to achieve these

objectives. Teaching ability in numerical modeling methods, hydrogeology, petrology, or structural geology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate should also present plans to interact with the MGS Geodesy and Seismology group, and to exploit resources at the UM Center for Computational Sciences and/or the UM/RSMAS Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS).

A Ph.D. in geology, geophysics or related field is required.

The position will be based at RSMAS but will also involve undergraduate teaching at the Coral Gables main campus of UM. Questions should be directed to Sam Purkis, Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences (spurkis@rsmas.miami.edu) or the Chair of the Search Committee, Keir Becker (kbecker@rsmas.miami.edu). Applications will only be accepted electronically, through the career website at www.miami.edu/careers (Faculty Positions #R100025583). Applicants should provide cover letter, CV, names and contact information for at least three potential references, and a statement of research plans and teaching interests. Ideally the position will start no later than beginning of Fall Semester 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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4) Rock Mechanics Lab Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rock Mechanics Lab Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PVL ID: 95433-AS
http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499011/lab-manager-rock-mechanics-lab
https://www.ohr.wisc.edu/weblisting/External/PVLSummaryPrint.aspx?pvl_num=95433
Review of Applications starts Oct. 7th, 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The mission of the Rock Mechanics Lab is to provide rock mechanics facilities for basic rock mechanics testing, advanced scientific research, mentoring of students and researchers, as well as providing active educational experiences in undergraduate/graduate education.

This position provides technical assistance to faculty, researchers, staff and students in the development, maintenance, implementation, upgrading and use of scientific instruments and equipment used for teaching and research in the RML lab. This individual is also responsible for implementing quality control and an assurance program for testing and analysis, as well as assuring a safe use of instruments and equipment by training and supervising laboratory users.

Specific focus will also be in developing a new long-term testing equipment and facility.

Qualified candidates will have advanced instrumentation and programming skills such as experience in LabVIEW. They will also have the capability to develop their own code/software to allow automated communication among different control systems.

Please contact Hiroki Sone (hsone@wisc.edu) with any questions.

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5) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the area of stratigraphic paleontology. Relevant fields include, but are not restricted to, organism-sediment interactions, controls on fossilization through time, macrostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleoenvironments, and evolution in a stratigraphic context.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs including a strong field component, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/50510. This an extension of an existing search for which review of applications will commence after November 1, 2018. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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6) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). The successful candidate will be a field-oriented colleague who has a deep understanding of the underlying geological and physical principles and the imagination to address a wide range of problems on a variety of temporal and spatial scales using seismology, MT/EM or other geophysical techniques. Possible research foci include near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natural hazard characterization and mitigation, and natural resource exploration.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in both lower- and upper-division courses in the undergraduate Earth Sciences program, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Solid Earth Geophysics program has a strong international reputation and a history of creative research and teaching that crosses disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences and allied fields such as engineering, forestry and water resources.

For additional information, see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/65702

Feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Shanaka de Silva (desilvas_at_geo.oregonstate.edu) or Search Committee members Robert Harris (rharris_at_ceoas.oregonstate.edu), Andrew Meigs (meigsa_at_geo.oregonstate.edu), Adam Schulz (adam_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) or Anne Tréhu (trehu_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) with questions about this position.

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7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geosciences – Towson University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Geosciences position at Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences starting August 2019. A PhD in a relevant area is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. This position supports the Geology program and the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Science. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of sedimentology and stratigraphy and/or paleobiology. Candidates with a background in hydrogeology, in environmental or low-temperature geochemistry, or in geophysics and whose interests overlap with the priorities already listed will also be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level geology courses and will likely include a graduate-level environmental geology course. Research responsibilities include establishment of a productive research program that involves students and pursuit of external funding. Electronic applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, CV and 2-page teaching and research statements. Three letters of reference should also be submitted by email. All materials should be sent to Dr. David Schaefer, GEOLsearch@towson.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be found at http://www.towson.edu/physics.

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8) Assistant Professor in solid Earth Geophysics – UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is searching for an Asst. Professor in solid Earth geophysics.

We are especially interested in applicants who utilize modern data collection and analysis tools theory and/or numerical modeling to investigate crustal or deep Earth processes. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geodynamics, physical volcanology, and structural seismology.

Please apply!

Full details at:

https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00655

Initial review date is November 29.

Mini-Workshops at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting – Register now!


AGU mini-workshops

Register now to attend the GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

Registration Deadline: November 20, 2018

All mini-workshops are free of charge and open to all. However, attendance and food may be limited so register early for fullest consideration. For more information and registration visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/agu2018-registration/

* ExTerra: Evolution of arc crust
Sunday December 9, 2018 | 8:00am – 12:15pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room
* Investigating subduction processes at the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand
Sunday December 9, 2018 | 1:15pm – 5:30pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room

Questions? Contact the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org

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* ExTerra: Evolution of arc crust

Sunday December 9, 2018 | 8:00am – 12:15pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room

Conveners: Stacia Gordon (University of Nevada-Reno) and Alicia Cruz-Uribe (University of Maine)

Inspired by the success of convergent margin research funded through GeoPRISMS and discussions generated at ExTerra meetings, this workshop will gather together researchers with expertise in all aspects of the arc system on the Sunday preceding the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. The goal is to gather a broad group of geoscientists that use a variety of different approaches (field, experimental, petrological, geochemical, geochronological, seismic, numerical modeling) applied to different parts of the arc (the subducting plate, mantle, magma plumbing system, supracrustal rocks). The group will discuss what the major questions are that still surround the evolution of arc crust and what tools and methods will best answer these questions. The meeting will also serve to provide a space where early career researchers can network with more senior personnel, and where scientists from a variety of subdisciplines who work on different arc sections around the world can compare and contrast observations. In addition, this gathering of the  arc crust community will make a plan for future convergent margin research, specifically on arc crust. It is important to establish new goals and questions concerning arc crust before GeoPRISMS has fully ended to keep the momentum that this program established.

The format of the workshop will include a keynote lecture given by Oliver Jagoutz (MIT), followed by breakout groups on different areas of scientific interest within the broader arc system: 1) subduction/mantle influences, 2) plutonic plumbing system/magma storage, 3) volcanic components, and 4) supracrustal (metamorphic) components. One proposed outcome of the workshop will be for multiple groups to develop collaborative proposals to NSF EAR programs for research and field forums/institutes, which could then be leveraged for the submission of a larger proposal.

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* Investigating subduction processes at the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand 

Sunday December 9, 2018 | 1:15pm – 5:30pm | Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Athens Room

Conveners: Laura Wallace (GNS Science, New Zealand, Univ. Texas Institute for Geophysics), Dan Bassett (GNS Science, New Zealand), Heather Savage (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Samer Naif (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Shuo Shuo Han (Univ. Texas Institute for Geophysics), and Patrick Fulton (Texas A&M University)

The Hikurangi margin offers an outstanding opportunity to address many of the key topics of GeoPRISMS Subduction Cycles and Deformation. Major international experiments to investigate subduction processes at the Hikurangi margin have taken place in the last year including two IODP drilling expeditions to investigate shallow slow slip events, and two seismic experiments with the R/V Langseth and R/V Tangaroa to investigate controls on plate coupling and slow slip. The objectives of a Hikurangi margin mini-workshop are to discuss new observations from the New Zealand focus site and their implications for an integrated understanding of subduction processes, as well as planning for upcoming experiments.

The first half of the miniworkshop will introduce the latest results from the recent GeoPRISMS-related research efforts at the Hikurangi margin (including IODP drilling and seismic experiments), and a discussion of the implications of these for GeoPRISMS SCD questions. The second half of the miniworkshop will consist of presentations on upcoming plans for field experiments and research at the Hikurangi focus site, and discussion on coordination of these efforts. We will also discuss any research gaps that might exist. In addition to a small number of overview talks on recent and future experiments, we will offer the opportunity for a limited number of short (~2 minutes) pop-up talks on synergistic activities at the Hikurangi subduction zone.

In addition to researchers focused on the Hikurangi margin, we welcome attendees interested in subduction deformation and megathrust processes in Cascadia and Alaska, to cross-fertilize ideas and research outcomes among all three of the GeoPRISMS primary sites. Student and early-career scientist participation is also encouraged.

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and Graduate Positions


1) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology – The University of Alabama
2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech
3) Graduate Student Positions in Planetary Science – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
4) Graduate Student Positions in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
5) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – University of Delaware
6) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University
7) Wiess and Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University
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1) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology – The University of Alabama

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology. Student support is available starting Spring 2019 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model comparison, numerical waveform modeling, and ambient seismic noise. The successful student(s) will gain experience working on high-performance computing clusters. Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply. Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial. For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu) with a copy of your CV, transcripts, and GRE scores.

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2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests for information should be directed to earthplanet_search@eas.gatech.edu. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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3) Graduate Student Positions in Planetary Science – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks highly motivated students with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in planetary science. Research topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of the polar ice deposits on Mars and ancient terrains on Venus. Students will use multiple orbital datasets to analyze the geomorphology and surfaces properties of terrestrial planetary bodies. Student support is available starting January 2019. Experience analyzing remote sensing datasets using Geographical Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS) is highly desirable. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Whitten (jwhitten1@tulane.edu).

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4) Graduate Student Positions in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks students interested in experimental petrology and geochemistry.  Research assistantship and teaching assistantship positions are available for Fall 2019.  New students will join a recently established high temperature and pressure laboratory focused on investigating the formation and long-term evolution of planets. Potential areas of research include planetary accretion, chemical reactions in subduction zones, and mantle outgassing through time.  PhD students are preferred, but MS applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information, please contact Prof Colin Jackson (cjackson2@tulane.edu).

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5) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – University of Delaware

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics. The position will be at the assistant professor level, although exceptional candidates at the associate level will be considered. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, tectonics, geomechanics, observational seismology, and geodynamics. We are interested in a broad range of expertise, but candidates whose research focuses on lithospheric structure and evolution, plate boundary tectonics, earthquake physics, fault system growth and evolution, or mantle dynamics are especially encouraged. We seek a colleague who will complement and build on existing strengths in geosciences at the University. The successful candidate is expected to build an externally funded research program, to be committed to effective teaching and mentoring at all levels, and to contribute to the academic life of the Department and University.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with a list of references, a curriculum vitae, and separate research, teaching, and diversity statements using the University of Delaware online application system at www.interfolio.com. The candidate must have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to the committee chair, Professor Jessica Warren (warrenj@udel.edu).

The Department of Geological Sciences resides within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. The University of Delaware is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant Institution. Resources available include a new High-Performance Computing community cluster, the Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, the Disaster Research Center, and marine facilities on the Lewes campus. The Department is located on the main campus in Newark, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Submit applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/53034

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6) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University (http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in geochemistry. Any analytical, experimental and theoretical/computational approach to understanding the origin and chemical evolution of the Earth and planets will be considered. Some examples include, but are not limited to, cosmochemistry, planetary petrology, non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry, early Earth evolution, volcanology, and interactions of planetary materials with hydrospheres and atmospheres. Preference will be given to candidates whose strengths complement departmental research expertise in Geochemistry and Petrology, Planetary Geoscience, Geophysics, and Climate and Environment. We seek scientists whose research integrates field observations, geochemical analyses, experimental studies, and geochemical theory and/or modeling. We are interested in scientists whose research transcends traditional boundaries in geochemistry, such as between high-temperature and low-temperature geochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics, and terrestrial and planetary. The successful candidate will maintain an active, externally funded research program and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is considered important.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, descriptions of research and teaching interests and a list of at least three potential referees via the website http://apply.interfolio.com/51680.  Inquiries and other communications may be directed to: DEEPS@Brown.edu. Applications received by November 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. The start date for this position is July 1st, 2019. For more information visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/about/job-openings.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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7) Wiess and Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess and the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome, but applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

The application for both fellowships is due on 1 November, 2018. Applicants are required to submit one application only at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/15058. The application should include the following documents:

(1) A cover letter.
(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (not counting references) of single-spaced text and figures.
(3) A current CV, including a list of publications.

As part of the online application, the applicant will also have to provide the names and contact information of three or more people who will be asked to submit reference letters by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2019. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2020. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Workshop on Community Projects in Volcanology


Summary: Two-day U.S. National Science Foundation supported workshop focused on interdisciplinary community volcano experiments

Purpose: Continued advancement in fundamental geoscience demands substantial and coordinated investment in new observational scales and integrative approaches. As a result, community projects with open-access data and software have seen increasing use among the U.S. National Science Foundation geoscience community. In parallel, recent community reports on volcanology and subduction zone processes (ERUPT, SZ4D, USGS) highlight many challenges and opportunities in volcano science that demand increased community coordination. However, volcano science has seen relatively limited use of the community project mechanism, making this inherently interdisciplinary field particularly well-poised for rapid advance if new initiatives are developed.

To address these aims this NSF-supported workshop will gather members of the broad volcanology community to identify the most pressing questions that are best addressed through community projects and explore the merits of different models for community projects. Discussion and synthesis of recommendations for community projects will span strategies for coordinated multidisciplinary observations, effective incorporation of education and training opportunities, and development of community frameworks to foster integrative volcanology research. The workshop will include plenary sessions to motivate and focus discussions, goal-oriented breakout group discussions, lightning talks, and poster presentations. As the specific agenda becomes available the workshop info website will be updated.

Opportunities for remote participation will include: 1) Submission of white papers prior to the workshop. The program committee will make the white papers openly available online and use them to help shape topics/goals for specific discussion session at the workshop. White paper submission will be through the registration website. 2) Web-based remote viewing of the plenary presentations and lightning talks at the workshop.

Dates: November 28-29 (full days) and 30 (half-day), 2018

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Downtown Albuquerque, NM

Support: Travel support is available for about 50 U.S. participants. Applications for travel support are due by September 24th, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their travel support status by October 8th. Travel support will include up to $500 for air & ground transportation and up to 3 nights of accommodations at the hotel hosting the workshop. Willingness to share double rooms is encouraged to maximize the number of supported participants.

Un-supported participants: Individuals seeking to participate without travel support must still register by October 15th. The number of unsupported participants will be capped based on space limitations at the meeting facility. Un-supported participants are eligible for the group rate for hotel rooms ($114 per night including breakfast) and will be charged a $60 registration fee to contribute to facility rental costs and on-site meals during the workshop.

Registration/white paper/travel support application websitehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5VRRND

Sincerely,

The Conveners

(Brandon Schmandt, Michelle Coombs, David Fee, Tobias Fischer, Esteban Gazel, Ronni Grapenthin, Einat Lev, Christelle Wauthier

4th edition GeoPRISMS Photo Contest


Photo Contest

Share with the GeoPRISMS Community what your GeoPRISMS-related research looks like, whether you are working in the field, or in the lab. Submit your photo now!

The winner of the contest will be announced at the GeoPRISMS Townhall Meeting held on the Monday at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting and will receive a print out of the photo. The winner’s photo will be highlighted on the GeoPRISMS Website and in the Spring Issue of the GeoPRISMS Newsletter.

The GeoPRISMS Photo Contest is open to anyone whose research is related to GeoPRISMS. The submitted photo should be focused on the entrant’s research, and must be related to the GeoPRISMS Science and Objectives.

What should be submitted:

  • Contest limited to one photo per entrant
  • A complete and accurate caption (max 100 words)
  • Entrant’s personal information
  • A complete and signed release form (download the form here)

All information and release form should be sent in an email along with the photograph to info@geoprisms.org with the subject header “GeoPRISMS Photo Contest” by November 1, 2018

For more information about the contest and guidelines, please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/geoprisms-photo-contest/​

We’re looking forward to seeing your photos!

– The GeoPRISMS Office

Photo Contest Poster

Job Posting: Faculty and Postdoc positions


1) Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

2) Two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry – The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)

3) Faculty Position in Seismology – Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

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1) Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK
Salary:   £29,799 to £30,688 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
New Closing Date:   Thursday 9 August 2018
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1024718HN

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive Universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality). You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students (http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/).

The research for this position will be in:

Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 2 years with the opportunity to extend) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system. The fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project.

You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 – 80 my old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment, joint seismic tomographic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, full-waveform modelling, earthquake source characterisations, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems.

In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop your own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US and France is key.

Additional details of the project can be found here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/projects/passive-imaging-of-the-lithosphere-asthenosphere-boundary.page.

The cruise blog can be found https://pilabsoton.wordpress.com

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field, experience in computing and data processing and in the completion of projects to international peer-review publication level.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk<mailto:C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk>).

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the 20/21st of August. The start date for these positions is September or fall 2018 with some flexibility.

Please include your CV and Publication list. We will require 3 references if you are successful at shortlisting, please provide the contact details for these on your application.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 [Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 2507] . Please quote reference 1024718HN on all correspondence.

Catherine Rychert
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way
Southampton
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

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2) Two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry – The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the time of appointment. For the Volcanology position, we seek candidates with interests in one or a combination of the following research areas: igneous petrology, experimental petrology, volcanic gas geochemistry, remote sensing, physical or numerical modeling, volcano physics, physical volcanology, and/or volcanic hazards. For the Geochemistry position we seek candidates with interests in one or a combination of the following research areas: igneous petrochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, geochemistry of ore deposits, geochronology, and/or isotope geochemistry. For both positions, potential for excellence in teaching and research are the most important qualifications. Responsibilities will include developing an active program of extramurally funded research, supervising and supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students, teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses (3 courses total per year), and service to the Department, Institute, and at the national/international level.

Please find the complete job descriptions here:

https://www.nmt.edu/hr/docs/hr/jobs/AsstProfEES18-093.pdf

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, one representative publication, and the names of three references in a single pdf sent to Rosa Jaramillo (nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu) and copied to search committee co-chairs Ronni Grapenthin (ronni.grapenthin@nmt.edu) and Peter Mozley (peter.mozley@nmt.edu). For full consideration please apply by October 1, 2018.

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3) Faculty Position in Seismology – Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa seeks applications for a faculty position in Earth Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate).

Earthquake seismologists with expertise in studying or imaging the lithosphere, ideally with an emphasis on volcano structure or processes, that will complement existing strengths with the Department and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are encouraged to apply. Scientists with field-based observation programs are preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, synergistic, and externally funded research program and to participate extensively in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs of the department. Candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, innovation, and breadth are preferred. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. Applications must be submitted electronically via email (gt@soest.hawaii.edu) as a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and research funding; (3) a statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence; (4) a statement of research interests, synergistic activities, and future research endeavors; and (5) contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to our diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Information on the Department can be found at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/. The complete vacancy announcement can be viewed at workatuh.hawaii.edu.

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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Coastlines and People (CoPe) scoping workshops: Apply Now!


Coastlines and People (CoPe) Scoping Sessions: Apply to attend workshops Sept. 26-28, 2018

You are encouraged to apply to attend scoping sessions to identify priorities for a research initiative focused on coastal regions. Applications are due by August 12, 2018 (11:59pm local time) and the workshops will be held September 26-28, 2018. More information is available on the CoPe scoping session website https://coastlinesandpeople.org/.

Coasts are paramount to our nation’s economic prosperity, sustainability and national security. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Geosciences in collaboration with the Directorates for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Engineering, Education and Human Resources, and Biological Sciences are looking to better understand the research priorities related to advancing understanding of the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions. The outcomes from these scoping sessions will inform future research opportunities from NSF to expand and innovate coastal research and include state, federal and local stakeholders. Interdisciplinary research on coastal processes, the built environment, and the people that inhabit coastal regions, serves as an opportunity to engage under-represented groups and build on broadening participation efforts of NSF INCLUDES.

Four, simultaneous, three-day scoping sessions will be hosted by the University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR ) and facilitated by KnowInnovation on behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Workshop sites include San Diego, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Atlanta, Georgia with a fourth ‘virtual’ workshop held on mountain time.

Applicants will be notified by late August. Travel support will be provided for participants invited to attend. More information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the CoPe scoping workshop website https://coastlinesandpeople.org.

More sessions of interest at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting


Please see below for more sessions of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community, taking place at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14 in Washington, DC. AGU abstract submission deadline is August 1 2018, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

To access the full list, please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-sessions/

Meeting website: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/

Submit your abstract: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/abstract-submissions/

Your session is not listed? Email us at info@geoprisms.org and we’ll include your session to the list.

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V001. Accessorize it! Controls on the mobility of trace elements during subduction

MR003. Connecting Rheology, Microstructure, and Chemistry of the Upper Mantle: New Constraints from Experiments, Models, and Natural Observations

ED001. 3D Printing in Earth and Planetary Science Education and Outreach

DI009. Dynamic Connectors: How Boundary Layers Shape the Evolution of the Earth’s Deep Interior

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V001. Accessorize it! Controls on the mobility of trace elements during subduction

Session ID: 52849

Conveners: Alicia Cruz-Uribe (University of Maine), Maureen Feineman (Penn State)

Session Description: Accessory phases of all types provide key tools for quantifying the trace element geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, geochronology, and phase equilibria of rocks in subduction zones. The mobility of traditional accessory phases such as zircon, rutile, titanite, monazite, allanite, and apatite, and perhaps of less studied accessory phases such as sulfides, halides, and oxides, provides a framework for interpreting trace element budgets and elemental fractionation in subduction zones, including volatiles and heat-producing elements. We invite contributions from all aspects of accessory phase geochemistry and petrology related to subduction, from the slab to the arc. We particularly invite studies linking one or more aspects of the subduction factory.

Confirmed Invited Speakers: Dustin Trail (Syracuse University)

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MR003. Connecting Rheology, Microstructure, and Chemistry of the Upper Mantle: New Constraints from Experiments, Models, and Natural Observations

Session ID: 46785

Conveners: Yuval Boneh (Brown), Emily Chin (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego), Katharina Marquardt (Bayerisches Geoinstitut)

Session Description: Together, the rigid lithospheric lid and underlying weak asthenosphere comprise the Earth’s upper mantle. Several features, imaged geophysically and constrained from xenoliths/exhumed mantle sections, characterize the upper mantle. These include complex mantle kinematics (e.g., flow around subduction-zones), enigmatic discontinuities (mid-lithospheric and lithosphere-asthenosphere discontinuities), as well as the cratons stability paradox (long-lived stability with evidence for deformation). These phenomena can be explained through evolution in microstructure (e.g., grain-size, crystallographic preferred orientation), the chemical environment (e.g., water content, chemistry, and structure of grain-boundaries), and/or the existence of melt. In this session, we explore the effect of microstructure and chemistry and their relationships with the strength, deformation mechanisms and tectonic history of the upper mantle. We invite abstracts from a variety of scientific ventures, e.g., rock deformation experiments, analysis of natural samples, and numerical models, to shed light on the microstructural and chemical effect on upper mantle strength and tectonic evolution.

Confirmed invited speakers: Jessica Warren (U of Delaware), Nick Dygert (U of Tennessee)

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ED001. 3D Printing in Earth and Planetary Science Education and Outreach

Session ID: 48843

Conveners: Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos (University of California Riverside), Gary B. Glesener (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Session Description: 3D printing is a cutting-edge technology that holds tremendous promise for scientific research and education. For Earth and planetary scientists, the advantages of using such technology includes the ability to elucidate spatially complex geological structures and processes that are otherwise difficult to visualize using 2D media such as computer screens or paper. Concepts around earthquake faults, volcanoes, and trilobites often become more approachable for non-experts when 3D printed because they can be handheld and sometimes physically manipulated. The generation of 3D printed models, including experimental Lab samples (e.g. synthetic rocks), is not only a way to create hands-on educational activities, but a powerful tool to present our data and numerical models to a broader audience. This session focuses on 3D printing techniques and examples of 3D printed models used to enhance educational experiences. Presentations that focus on 3D printing technology, pedagogy, or both are welcome.

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DI009. Dynamic Connectors: How Boundary Layers Shape the Evolution of the Earth’s Deep Interior

Session ID: 52478

Conveners: Keely Anne O’Farrell (University of Kentucky), Tobias Rolf (University of Oslo), Mingming Li (Arizona State University)

Session Description: Mantle dynamics at different scales are influenced by boundary layer processes. The upper boundary affects subduction processes and driving of plate tectonics. The bottom boundary controls plume generation and is dynamically linked to deep thermochemical features, such as LLSVPs and ULVZs. Plumes rising from the bottom boundary layer sample the whole mantle and place their signature on Earth’s surface, providing insight into mixing of chemical heterogeneities and the state of the deep mantle. The two boundary layers connect Earth’s surface, core and mantle interior and govern their interaction. Understanding the dynamics in the boundary layers will help to link shallow and deep mantle processes.This session will explore the dynamics of boundary layers, including generation of subduction zones, plate tectonics, mantle plumes, and heat transfer, and the resultant surface observations that provide useful constraints. We welcome theoretical, experimental, and observational contributions from geodynamics, seismology, geomagnetism, mineral physics, petrology, and other disciplines.

Confirmed invited speaker: Andy Biggin, University of Liverpool