GeoDaze is a student-run symposium organized by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Funded on the generosity of private donations, the symposium allows graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research. [Right, GeoDaze student and faculty judges discuss a poster during the GeoDaze poster session] GeoDaze has been held every spring since 1973.
Every year, the symposium covers a wide variety of topics: paleoclimatology, seismology, dendrochronology, geophysics, isotope geochemistry, and economic and structural geology, to name a few. But, GeoDaze is not simply an intradepartmental event. Guests join each year from governmental and private agencies and each year a distinguished scientist is asked to be the conference’s keynote speaker.
The purpose of GeoDaze is to provide students a forum in which to present their research and to receive valuable feedback from faculty, alumni, and their peers. For many, this will be their first attempt at an oral presentation of their research and feedback will be invaluable. In addition, best student presentations and posters receive hundreds of dollars of prize money, made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors. At the end of the conference, a slideshow of student and faculty photos celebrates our travels & research over the past year, and on Saturday, students, faculty, alumni, friends and family enjoy a GeoDaze field trip.