AEG Great Basin Chapter Student Night

The bar is sponsored by Doug and Merrily Graham and we are reimbursing the first three students who submit RSVP’s.  

AEG Great Basin Chapter Student Night

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Please join us in concluding the 2021-2022 meeting season and celebrating UNR’s undergraduate and graduate student research. This year we are introducing an expanded program featuring three oral presentations and four poster presentations. All poster presentations will be held in the hotel lounge from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm. Oral presentations will take place in the meeting room promptly at 7:00 pm following our dinner service. The final judging and awards ceremony will follow shortly thereafter.

Thank you again for another successful AEG Great Basin Chapter season. We will resume our monthly meetings in October 2022. 

All student presenters and presentation titles are provided below:
Student Speakers
Pooja Sheevam, UNR PhD Geology Student
“Aqueous Alteration of Subsurface Basalts on Hawaii as Environmental Analogs to Early Mars”

Ian McDowell, UNR PhD Hydrology Student
“The complex relationship between grain size transitions and ice layer formation in the firn layer of southwestern Greenland”

Olivia Tahti, UNR BS Environmental Engineering Student
“Still Water in Coal Run”

  Student Posters
Jenna Graham, UNR MS Geophysics Student
“Model Surface Wave Dispersion Analysis Across a Basin Boundary”

Ethan Leuchter, UNR MS Geology Student
“Investigating the Emplacement Mechanisms of an Upper Crustal Ultramafic Pluton near Emigrant Gap, California”

James McNeil, UNR PhD Neotectonics Student
“Paleoseismic observations of the Ione Valley Fault, Basin and Range Province, central Nevada”

Justin Toller, UNR PhD Geophysics Student
“Assessment of Lattice Boltzmann Single Relaxation Time (BGK) and Two Relaxation Time (TRT) When Simulating Flow Trough Polar Firn”

For student presentation abstracts, please CLICK HERE.

Courtyard by Marriott — Reno Downtown/Riverfront
1 Ballpark Ln
Reno, Nevada, 89501
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SOCIAL HOUR: 5:15 PM (Sponsored)

Cost: Members: $25.00 ~ Non-Members: $30.00 ~ Students: $20.00

*Great Basin Chapter t-shirts and coffee mugs will be available for a nominal price at the meeting. 
Please register by following the link below. The registration deadline is 2:00 pm on April 12th.


*Payment for meeting attendance is required at registration. Cancellations made less than 72 hours of the meeting will not be eligible for a refund. 

In accordance with the Governor’s updated mask directive, face coverings will be optional at the meeting. If you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home and take care of yourself, and we’ll see you at next month’s meeting.

    Thank you to this month’s Sponsors! 


We are currently seeking a sponsor for student dinners!
AEG can provide an itemized receipt for student dinner sponsorship. Email an AEG officer if you or your company is interested.  


The monthly chapter meetings are held on the 2nd or 3rd Thursdays of every month, unless notified otherwise.  Announcements may be forwarded to colleagues who wish to attend the meetings. If there are any questions about the meeting registration process you may contact any of the 2021-2022 AEG Great Basin Chapter officers listed below:

CHAIRPERSON: Merrily Graham


TREASURER: Chris Betts 

SECRETARY: Kathleen Rodrigues    

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