The CIG Speakers Series seeks to promote computational modeling in geodynamics and related earth science disciplines. Speakers are drawn from a diverse pool of experts with exceptional capability to communicate the power of computation for understanding the dynamic forces that shape the surface and operate in the interior of our planet. Lectures are aimed at a broad scientific audience suitable for departmental or university colloquia series, and similar venues. Institutions with strong math and computational science departments or with diverse populations that are underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.
Two speakers are selected each academic year with each scientist committing to 2-3 trips. We encourage two or more institutions in the same region to propose lectures that can be combined into a single trip. We strongly seek to engage underserved students and undergraduate-focused institutions in the U.S.
Does the nominee:
Nominations of others and self-nominations are both welcome.
Submit applications, nominations and/or questions to: email@example.com
Speakers should include in their talk:
The speaker will give a talk or colloquium on a topic in computational geophysics at your institution. Speakers will be available to meet with students and faculty during their visit. Transportation costs to the host institution (i.e. airfare) will be covered by CIG. Host universities are expected to cover the cost of ground transportation, lodging, and meals. If your institution does not have a budget for external speakers, please contact us to discuss your additional support needs.
From grains to tectonic plate boundaries
Prof. Sylvain Barbot, University of Southern California
October 2: University of Louisiana, Lafayette
October 4: Louisiana State University
Clues About the Break-up of the African Continent
Prof. Sarah Stamps, Virginia Tech
November 8: Michigan State University
November 11: Grand Valley State University
March 20: University of Alaska Fairbanks
What creates the unique topography of East Africa?
Prof. Jolante Van Wijk, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
January 17: Florida State University
February 24: University of Montana
February 25: Montana Tech
Priority will be given to institutions and institutions which partner with those that:
We welcome applications from a range of disciplines in mathematics and physical sciences including, but not limited to, computer science, geology, physics, and mathematics.
For full consideration, apply before May 1, 2020.
Apply by sending an inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org