GeoDaze 2021

GeoDaze will be held virtually on April 1-2, 2021. Conference attendees can view posters and purchase GeoDaze merchandise from March 29 through April 2 at

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 1st

8:30 am - 9:00 am

SUGGESTED VIEWING for Non-climate posters

9:00 am – 10:00 am


10:15 am –11:00 am

LIVE Q&A - Geophysics, Petrology, Geochronology & Tectonics posters (5)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

LIVE Q&A - Oral Session I: Geochemistry & Petrology (5)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

LIVE Q&A - Oral Session II: Economic Geology (4)

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm


4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

LIVE Q&A - Oral Session III: Geophysics (6)

Friday, April 2nd

8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:15 am

LIVE Q&A - Oral Session IV: Tectonics &

 Geochronology (6)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

LIVE Q&A - Oral Session V: Climate & Paleoclimate (4)

1:00 pm– 1:30 pm

SUGGESTED VIEWING for Climate/Paleoclimate posters

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

LIVE Q&A - Climate & Paleoclimate posters (6)

2:30 – 3:45 pm


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LIVE Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm onwards

Happy hour party with annual slideshow 

What is GeoDaze?

GeoDaze is a student-run symposium organized by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Run by the generosity of private donations, the symposium allows graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research. Every year, the symposium covers a wide variety of topics: paleoclimatology, seismology, dendrochronology, isotope geochemistry, and economic and structural geology, to name a few. But, GeoDaze is not simply an intradepartmental event. Guests join us each year from governmental and private agencies and each year a distinguished scientist is asked to be the conference's keynote speaker.

The purpose of GeoDaze is to provide students a forum in which to present their research and to receive valuable feedback from faculty, alumni, and their peers.

Guests are invited to provide feedback to the students. For many, this will be their first attempt at an oral presentation of their research and feedback will be invaluable. In addition, the best student presentations and posters receive hundreds of dollars of prize money, made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors.

At the end of the conference, a slideshow of student and faculty photos celebrates our travels & research over the past year. GeoDaze is truly the highlight of the year. So, whether you are interested in presenting or attending GeoDaze, you'll be very welcome at this year's festivities!

Support GeoDaze

If you'd like to make a donation, you can either send a check by mail or donate online. Please see the instructions below.

Check: A check payable to the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences with the memo line "GeoDaze Symposium" can be mailed to the address below:

Department of Geosciences
Gould-Simpson Building, Room 208
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Online donation: Visit Under the drop-down menu for "I would like to support:" select "Other - Please Specify", and type "GeoDaze" into the description box below. Once you click "Give Now" a window will pop up for you to select how you would like to pay.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact co-chairs Emilia Caylor or Alice Chapman.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

Oral Presentations

Best Overall Talk: Haiyang Kehoe
Best Graduate Talk: Alice Chapman
Best Undergraduate Talk: Mila Lubeck
Best Economic Geology Talk: Lexi Wallenberg
Best Climate and Paleoclimate Talk: Tuma Kamulali
Best Geophysics Talk: Audrey Dunham
Best Tectonics & Structure Talk: Lauren Reeher
Best Geochemistry Talk: Anca Barla

Poster Presentations

Best Graduate Poster: Alex Gorr
Runner-up Graduate Poster: Julia Manobianco
Best Undergraduate Poster: Serena Conde
Runner-up Undergraduate Poster: Maria Snyder