Graduate Earth System Symposium
AOES and COLA are hosting the 4th annual Earth System Observations and Modeling (ESOM) Graduate Symposium (see flyer below). The 2023 ESOM Symposium is a one-day, in-person event, on April 21 at George Mason’s Fairfax Campus that brings together graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic region. The symposium gives students an opportunity to meet their peers and present research in poster and oral formats. Students can learn about conventional and unconventional career paths from a panel of professionals from universities, federal labs, and other institutions.
This year's symposium will feature keynote lectures from Jessica Whitehead (Old Dominion University) and Dev Niyogi (University of Texas at Austin). Dr. Whitehead, a lead author on the soon-to-be-released 5th National Climate Assessment, is the Executive Director at Old Dominion University's Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR). Dr. Niyogi, head of the University of Texas Extreme Weather and Urban Sustainability (TexUS) Lab, received the 2023 Landsberg Award of the American Meteorological Society for “decades of leadership and pathbreaking discoveries related to assessing urban climate extremes, their prediction and mitigation using data-model integration, and local to global partnerships."
Students can submit abstracts for presentations till March 31st through the ESOM website. This year’s symposium theme is Earth’s Changing Climate, Weather and Their Impacts.