Texas Tech University

Research Day 2019

1st Place –  
research daystudents and teacher student pointing at a postergroup at a lunchon

Thanks to all of you for another great Research Day in our department!


The 2019 Research Day poster winners:


1st Place – Two new species of the conodont Caudicriodus from Oklahoma: Faunal provinciality in the early Lochkovian by Joshua Sundgren, Jim Barrick, and Neo McAdams

2nd Place – The comparison and characteristics of aerosol particles on clear and dusty days in Lubbock, Texas by Moira Plantier and Karin Ardon-Dryer 

3rd Place – Electromagnetic characterization of a buried river channel in the Brazos River alluvium aquifer in Burleson County, Texas by Nicholas Narduzzo, Harold Gurrola, Michael Martin, F. Ibrahim, R. Godinez, and M. Everett


1st Place – Crystal accumulation – the most significant differentiation process in silicic plutons? by Kevin Werts, Calvin Barnes, Vali Memeti

2nd Place – Illite particle nucleation in Pennsylvanian shale from the American Mid-Continent region – inferences from clay mineralogy and K-Ar ages by Giovanni Zanoni, Branimir Segvic, T. Boulesteix adn J. Sole

3rd Place – Evidence that the Gulf of California is propagating through Southern California: An example of underside lithospheric erosion possibly driven by the onset of extension by Elyas Ainiwaer and Harold Gurrola

Research Day

The Department of Geosciences hosts an annual Research Day at the end of every Spring semester. The aim of the day is to showcase current research activities in the Department, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, and expose undergraduate and graduate students to the experience of presenting their research in a conference-like environment. Faculty and associated researchers also present their ongoing research along side students.

Posters will be presented on the second floor of the Science Building from 10:30 am. Refreshments will be served and a judging panel will be responsible for selecting the best posters from undergraduate and graduate students. Prize winners will be announced towards the end of lunch.

SCHEDULE: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

  • 10:30 -12:30 AM Poster presentation
  • 12:30 - 1:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Awards & Thanks

All participants are expected to submit an abstract using the template provided (.doc).

Contributions are REQUIRED for all graduating seniors, and EXPECTED from all other members on the Department, including Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Faculty.

Abstracts should be submitted by May 2nd to Branimir Segvic

If you have any questions please contact Branimir Segvic.

Geosciences Research Day 2019 Abstracts Volume 13

Geosciences Research Day 2018 Abstracts Volume 12.

Geosciences Research Day 2016 Abstracts Volume 10.

Geosciences Research Day 2015 Abstracts Volume 9.

Geosciences Research Day 2014 Abstracts Volume 8.

Geosciences Research Day 2013 Abstracts Volume 7.

Geosciences Research Day 2012 Abstracts Volume 6.

Geosciences Research Dayd 2011 Abstracts Volume 5.

Geosciences Research Day 2010 Abstracts Volume 4.

Geosciences Research Day, 2009, Abstract Volume 3.