[CIG-ALL] CIG September Announcements: Webinars, Business Meeting, and Nominations


CIG Webinars are back! We kick of this year’s webinar series with a series of short research presentations from the 2021 SMOREs (Summer Modeling Research Experience) undergraduate research interns on Thursday October 14 @ 2P PT:

SMOREs Showcase

Elena Ehrlich, North Carolina State University
Keneni Godana, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dante Hickey, Reed College
Hiva Mohammadzadeh, Los Angeles Pierce College
Brittany Okonkwo, University of California Santa Barbara

Members of the geodynamics community come from a broad range of fields. Many of these fields are among the least diverse in STEM. The challenges for computational geodynamics are not only to increase competency in earth and computational science but also in recruiting from an undergraduate student pool that in itself lacks diversity. The CIG 2021 Summer MOdeling Research Experiences (SMOREs) pilot program focused on addressing these issues by providing underrepresented groups funded training and research opportunities. In total, 4 applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise were selected for the program out of 35 highly qualified applications. Following 2 weeks of virtual tutorials, the applicants worked with mentor pairs at different CIG-member institutions on projects ranging from mantle dynamics to magmatism within the lithosphere. This webinar will contain a short, AGU-style presentation from each SMOREs participants on the results of their summer research and plans going forward. We welcome all members of the community to join for the conclusion of the pilot CIG program!

NEW YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdu2upzIiE9M9t-fz-9e6l-_vAyqNQgzY

Business Meeting ** SAVE THE DATE
The 2021 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually this year on Thursday November 18 @ 2P PT. Visit the event page for more information as it becomes available.
Register for this event here.

Nominations for seats on the Executive Committee and Science Steering Committee are still being accepted. Nominate or volunteer to become part of the team that will shape programs in CIG IV. Send nominations to: nominations@geodynamics.org