13th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium


2023 Symposium Abstracts


The 2024 symposium will be held on February 16, 2024

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: January 26, 2024                                      

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: 13th Annual Jackson School Research Symposium brought to you by the Graduate Student Executive Committee and ConocoPhillips
When: February 16, 2024
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 scientists, and industry professionals

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.
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Coffee*
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Planetary Sciences and Geobiology, Marine Geosciences, Climate and Environment.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch*
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Energy Geosciences, Solid Earth and Tectonic Processes, Surface and Hydrologic Processes, High School Students.
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, Nicole Czwakiel (nicole.czwakiel@austin.utexas.edu) or Mikayla Pascual (mikayla.pascual@utexas.edu) .



Awards in 2024:


1st 2nd 3rd
High School $300 $150 $75
Undergraduate $600 $300 $150
Early-Career Graduate $800 $400 $200
Late-Career PhD $1000 $500 $250



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