Distinguished Lectureship Program

As usual we received a strong interest in the program with applications from 50 institutions. Thank you for making this year’s GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program successful!

DLP speakers 2018-2019. From left to right: Jaime Barnes, Anne Bécel, Cynthia Ebinger, Abhijit Ghosh

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How to host a Speaker?

GeoPRISMS Distinguished Speaker Esteban Gazel, sharing his science with kids at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (photo by Liz Cottrell)

Any US college or university wishing to invite a GeoPRISMS speaker may apply before July 1, 2018. Please note that spots are limited as speakers are only available to visit approximately four institutions apiece. Institutions catering to the general public, or not currently involved in GeoPRISMS research, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from colleges and universities granting only undergraduate, or undergraduate and graduate degrees are welcome. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. Public lectures outside of established geoscience departments (including libraries and museums) are encouraged with help from the GeoPRISMS Office to coordinate. The GeoPRISMS Office will bear the cost of airfare for DLP speakers and assist in coordinating off-site travel. Host institutions are responsible for the speaker’s local expenses (i.e. hotel and meals) for the duration of the visit. The GeoPRISMS Office has prepared a list of DLP Best Practices to guide institutions interested in hosting a DLP speaker. Please contact the GeoPRISMS Office if you have any questions.

Did you know?

Institutions visited by DLP Speakers from 2010 to 2018

  • GeoPRISMS (and MARGINS) almost received 700 applications to host a DLP Speaker between 2005 and 2018.
  • Of those applications, nearly half were successful and received a speaker.
  • Over 50 institutions apply to host DLP speakers every year.
  • DLP speakers travel throughout the United States to talk about GeoPRISMS Science
Richard Allen with students and faculty at University of Wisonsin-River Falls in February 2015. Photo credit: Ian Williams

Richard Allen with students and faculty at University of Wisonsin-River Falls in February 2015. Photo credit: Ian Williams

Distinguished Lectureship Program 2017-2018 Feedback

As part of its continuing effort to improve the GeoPRISMS Program, the GeoPRISMS Office offers DLP hosts and organizers to share their feedback on the usefulness, effectiveness, and enjoyability of the program.

 icon-bullhorn Please let us know how you felt about this year’s DLP!