12th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium


2023 Symposium Abstracts


The 2023 symposium will be held on February 11, 2023

Each spring semester, Jackson School students participate in a day-long research poster extravaganza!

The goal of the Symposium is to provide cross-disciplinary collaboration among graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty/research scientists at the Jackson School.

Traditionally, judges comprised of faculty, research scientists, and industry representatives evaluate the posters and awards are presented at the closing ceremony. Feedback is also provided to participants after the symposium.

Abstract deadline: February 1, 2023                                      

Morning and afternoon poster sessions will each have two full judging categories represented. Judges will only be assigned to one judging category.

Symposium Information

What: 12th Annual Jackson School Research Symposium brought to you by the Graduate Student Executive Committee and ConocoPhillips
When: February 11, 2023
Where: San Jacinto Hall, University of Texas at Austin, 309 E 21st St, Austin, TX 78705
Who: Presenters: Jackson School graduate and undergraduate student presenters (submit your abstract here!!)

Judges: Faculty, research scientist and industry professionals (sign up here!!)

Attendees: Everyone is welcome! Bring along your family & friends!

Goals: This event aims to provide cross-disciplinary collaboration among graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty/research scientists, as well as provide feedback to students on their presentations.
Format: Presentations will be in AGU-style poster format (see Presenters Information for specific instructions); judging will occur throughout the day and students will have a session during which they need to be at their posters for judging (sign up to judge here).
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Tacos & Coffee*
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Surface and Hydrologic Processes, Paleontology, Geomorph, Geochron, Climate and Environment.  List of morning presenters here.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch*
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Planetary, Energy Geology, Solid Earth and Tectonic Processes, Marine Geosciences. List of afternoon presenters here.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour & Awards

* gluten free and vegan options will be provided. Please get in touch if you have any other requirements we should take into account.

Other Information
  • We will provide a lactation room, quiet sensory room / prayer space, and gender-neutral restrooms.
  • Food will be provided to meet different dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free), but please get in touch if you have a different allergy or dietary need you’d like us to account for.

If you have suggestions in addition to the above that would make the symposium more accessible to yourself and other attendees, please reach out to the Symposium Organizers, Eric Hiatt (eric.hiatt@utexas.edu) or Victoria Todd (victoria.todd@austin.utexas.edu) .


*subject to change for 2023

Awards in 2022:

1st 2nd
Undergraduate $600 $300
Early-Career Graduate $800 $400
Late-Career PhD $1000 $500
Best-Represented Research Group $300 $200
High School $300 $200


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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