Tomorrow: GeoPRISMS Townhall and Community/Student Forum at AGU


Join us for the GeoPRISMS Townhall Meeting and Community / Student Forum at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting!

When: TOMORROW Monday December 12 at 6:00 PM

Where: The Park Central Hotel (formerly Westin Market Street) 50 Third Street – Franciscan Ballroom

The event is open to all with interests in the GeoPRISMS Program and GeoPRISMS (or MARGINS) research. Come hear updates about the GeoPRISMS Program, the latest GeoPRISMS research projects & study areas, and ongoing GeoPRISMS research from student presenters.

* A short formal session (starting at 6:30PM) will include a welcome and opening remarks from the GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer and updates from NSF Program Directors Jenn Wade and Maurice Tivey.

* Shuoshuo Han (UT Austin) will provide a summary of her ongoing research on Sediment consolidation at the Cascadia margin deformation front and its impact on shallow megathrust slip behavior.

* James Gaherty (LDEO, Columbia University) will present a report on field research conduted on rifting processes from unique onshore/offshore geophysical and geochemical datasets in the Northern Malawi (Nyasa) Rift

* Tobias Fischer (University of New Mexico) will provide a summary of the Theoretical and Experimental Institute for the Rift Initiation and Evolution Initiative that will be held in February 2017.

Student entrants for the GeoPRISMS Prize for Outstanding Student Presentations are also invited to display their AGU posters (or poster versions of their AGU talks) and discuss their research with event participants. This will be a great opportunity for students to share their results further and to interact with a wide spectrum of GeoPRISMS scientists.

There will be ample time to mingle and refreshments will be available. Among those present will be Demian Saffer (GeoPRISMS Chair), members of the GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee, and Program Directors for GeoPRISMS from the National Science Foundation.

We hope to see you there!

The GeoPRISMS Office

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