Qualifying Presentation Schedule

2016 Second Year Qualifying Presentations

Thursday, April 7
KGL 119 - 11:30 AM
Jie Deng
Major Discourse: Using the LHDAC to determine phase diagrams: melting of Fe-bearing minerals in the deep Earth
Minor Discourse: Lowermost Mantle Anisotropy Beneath the Southeastern
Committee: Kanani Lee, Maureen Long,  Shun Karato, Jay Ague
PREcomm: Jun Korenaga, Jacques Gauthier

Monday, April 18
KGL 116 - 1:00 PM
Neala Creasy
Major Discourse: Constraining Lowermost Mantle Dynamics
Minor Discourse: Rubies and Redox in the Mantle.
Committee: Maureen Long, Kanani Lee, Shun Karato, Jeffrey Park, David Bercovici
PREcomm: Ruth Blake, Jacques Gauthier

Tuesday, April 19
KGL 116 - 1:00 PM
Yoshi Miyazaki
Major Discourse: Developing a unified theory for the physical and chemical evolution of protoplanetary disks
Minor Discourse: Global carbon cycle modeling in Proterozoic
Committee: Jun Korenaga, David Bercovici, Debra Fischer, Noah Planavsky
PREcomm: Ruth Blake, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar

Tuesday, April 19
KGL 116 -3:30 PM:
Janet Burke
Major Discourse: Environmental, Ecological, and Evolutionary Determinants of Planktonic Foraminiferal Morphology\
Minor Discourse: Are Extant Oxygen Minimum Zone Fauna Proxies for Precambrian Communities?
Committee: Pincelli Hull, Noah Planavsky, Derek Briggs, Ellen Thomas
PREcomm: Ruth Blake, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar

Thursday, April 21
KGL 119 - 3:30
Christopher Whalen
Major Discourse: The Paleozoic Nekton – Understanding the Evolution of Cephalopods and Vertebrates through Diversity and Phylogenetic Systematics
Minor Discourse: Megaplanktivore Diversity and Size Evolution through Time
Committee: Derek Briggs, Jacques Gauthier, Pincelli Hull, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar
PREcomm: Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Jacques Gauthier

Monday, April 25
KGL 101/102 - 11:30 AM

Terry Tang
Major Discourse: The Evolution of Primary Producers and Primary Productivity in the Sea
Minor Discourse: Fast or Slow Deglaciation of Neoproterozoic Snowballs?
Committee: Noah Plavnasky, David Evans, Mark Brandon, Danny Rye
PREcomm: Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Jacques Gauthier

Monday, April 25
KGL 116 - 2:30 PM
Devon Cole
Major Discourse: Oxygenation of the Earth through time
Minor Discourse: Testing the existence of the Archean continent Valbaara
Committee: Noah Plavnasky, David Evans, Mark Brandon, Danny Rye
PREcomm: Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Jacques Gauthier

Friday, April 29
KGL 101/102 -
11:00 AM
Zachary McGraw
Major Discourse: Low-level Wind Speed Trends at Multi-decadal Scales
Minor Discourse: Renewable Energy in a Coupled Climate-economic Model
Committee: Trude Storelvmo, Ron Smith, William Boos, Tony Smith (Economics)

Procedure: Student will give no more than a 40 minute presentation (30 minutes on the Major Discourse and 10 minutes on the Minor Discourse). This is immediately followed by brief period (approx. 5 minutes) of questions from the general audience.


Required: by the Advisor, Advisory Committee, DGS and PREcomm. 

Optional: Other interested faculty and students are invited to attend the presentation and the subsequent brief general-question period.

All are welcome to the presentation.  Only G&G and invited external faculty may attend the in-depth question period.