Arizona Geological Society

Third Annual Arizona Geological Society Doug Shakel Student Poster Event

  • 18 Apr 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building #4 (ISTB-4) on the Arizona State University campus (781 South Terrace Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85281)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • RSVP here. Pay online after registering via credit card, OR pay at the door with Cash or Check on the day of the meeting.
  • Free to Student members with student ID thanks to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. May join online free - click "Join or Renew"

    Please note: If you reserve a dinner and don't show without a cancellation, dinner is no longer free and you will be invoiced for the $25.00 dinner.

Sponsored by:  Geotemps, Inc. and SRK Consulting.

Third Annual Arizona Geological Society Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Event

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The AGS will host a special meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building #4 (ISTB-4) on the Arizona State University campus (781 South Terrace Road,  Tempe, Arizona  85281).

Prizes to be awarded: 

First Prize: $500; Second Prize $250; Third Prize $150; Three honorable mentions at $50. 

Special geological gifts will be given to each entrant.


8:00 AM: Students arrive at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building #4 and mount their posters on poster boards. The event will be held in the third floor lobby, better known as the Crater Carpet. Appropriate tacks will be provided. (No more taped posters falling off the walls!) Parking is free on Saturdays in the big parking garage next door. (See Google map)

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Viewing of posters and beginning of judging by Carl Bowser, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Nyal Niemuth,  Economic Geology Section Chief, Arizona Geological Survey, Phoenix; and Gordon Haxel. Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Coffee break

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: 3-minute oral summaries of each poster by each presenter.

12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM: Buffet Lunch (free for students with Student ID, whether or not they present a poster if they make a reservation). 

Everyone attending the Buffet Lunch must make reservations no later than 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM:  Tour of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM:  Showing of some nifty science films at the IMAX-like, Marston theater (located on first floor).

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM:  Presentation of awards for the best posters.

Please call or email Bob Kamilli if you have any questions:

Office Phone: 520-670-5576;

Cell phone: 520-349-9336 


Important Details for Students Who Participate in this Event

Posters in all fields of the Earth Sciences are welcome, including environmental geology, archaeological geology, geological education, hydrogeology, etc. Posters must be submitted as PDFs to Bob Kamilli ( for distribution to our distinguished panel of judges as soon as possible and no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday April 15. Those who fail meet this deadline may bring and hang their poster, but it will not be judged or be eligible for any prizes. This is because the judges will need several days in advance to properly evaluate the posters. All entrants will receive constructive feedback compiled from the judges’ written comments via email soon after the event. Please keep the size of your posters to less than 25 MB. 

When submitting the PDFs of your posters, please be sure to include the poster title, your name, names of co-authors, your email address, phone number(s), and school affiliation.

Poster presenters should have their posters hung up no later than 8:30 AM on April 18. (Earlier is preferable). Only one poster per first author, please.

The event is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. You are welcome to submit a poster that you have presented in another venue or a class, e.g. Geodaze at the University of Arizona.

Poster presenters will be required to give a three-minute summary of their poster. A PDF of their poster will be projected during this summary. The ability to summarize one's poster concisely and clearly will be an important factor in judging  the posters. Due to the number of presenters expected, this three minute limit will be strictly enforced. Because of this, we will need to limit the entrants to 24. However, last year, there was a total of only 18 entrants, so please do not assume that all spaces will be filled!

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