Summer Symposium 2018
July 28 & 29, 2018
Museum of the Earth
The Symposium is a small, fun, and relatively informal event held each year at the Museum. We aim to attract academics, professionals, and educators from all varieties of natural science disciplines including paleontology, biology, and earth sciences, and geology.

The Symposium is a small, fun, and relatively informal event held at the end of the summer each year.

We aim to attract academics, professionals, and educators from all varieties of natural science disciplines including paleontology, biology, and earth sciences, and geology. We also hope to increase ties among paleontology students in the region (and beyond) and we welcome all levels of students to share their research this summer. It is an excellent opportunity for students to gain more experience speaking about their work in a professional format, but in a friendly, less formal atmosphere.

If you are doing research, please sign up to share it with us in a talk or a poster presentation! Talks will be 15-minute slots (12 minute talks with 3 minutes for questions). Posters should be no wider than 48 inches and we recommend the height not exceed 36 - 40 inches.

Saturday, July 28

Saturday will feature posters and oral presentations by professionals, students, academics, and expert amateurs whose research covers paleontology, biology, earth science or earth science education, including a keynote talk by Dr. Shaena Montanari, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at National Science Foundation.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included with registration, and the day will run from 9:00am through dinner.

Please note: This event is at the Museum of the Earth (directions).

Sunday, July 29

Expert(s) in Devonian geological history, including Dr. Carl Brett of the University of Cincinnati will lead a field trip from PRI to localities in the Finger Lakes region. Field trip registration will include lunch but guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.

NOTE: If you would like to give a talk or a poster, please indicate that where indicated in the shopping cart.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at PRI!

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