2024-2025 CIG Distinguished Speakers

13 May 2024

Dear Community,

We are excited to introduce our 2024-2025 CIG Distinguished Speakers:

  • Geodynamics of early crust formation: Constraints on Earth’s long-term tectonic and thermal evolution
    rad Foley, Pennsylvania State University

  • Changing ice in a warming climate: a data-driven approach
    Ching-Yao Lai, Stanford University

[speaker info]

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.

Speakers will be available to meet with students and faculty during their visit. We encourage applications to host speakers from a wide range of disciplines and undergraduate institutions that increase the diversity of our community.

Interested in hosting a speaker? More information can be found on our website:

Apply before May 31, 2024 for full consideration by sending an inquiry through our ticketing system here:

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-Lorraine Hwang, Co Director

Do not forget to apply to host a CIG Distinguished Speaker. We have 2 exciting lecturers this year speaking on different ends of the thermal spectrum! [speaker info]
Deadline for full consideration is May 31. [apply ]

Hi Lorraine - the apply link goes to the “support ticket” page where you can enter a “problem description”.

Is this correct place to apply fora CIG distinguished speaker?

Yes. We use our ticketing system to apply. Please add the following to the first line:

See also Geodynamics - Distinguished Speaker for full instructions for Hosting Institutions.