The Department of Marine Sciences and ECOGIG have wrapped up our 4th year of the Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium this past weekend. This 2-day weekend 150-200-person symposium was modeled after the highly successful Southern California Geobiology Symposium. It also revived a similar symposium started by former Georgia Tech faculty members Don Canfield and Phillipe van Cappellen in the 1990s. The symposium began in the late morning on Saturday and wrapped up successfully in the early afternoon on Sunday, with 20-minute talks on Saturday afternoon, reception and poster session on Saturday night, and talks/posters and awards ceremony on Sunday morning. Cash prizes for the best three talks and posters voted on by the faculty committee were awarded as well.
The Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and faculty members from the southeast to convene and present their latest biogeochemistry research. The Symposium consists of a keynote address, research presentations from students and post docs, and two poster sessions. Registration is open to all fields related to biogeochemistry, including geobiology, ecology, environmental engineering, geochemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, geology, oceanography, and astrobiology- keep all of this in mind and we hope to see you next year!
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