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.

Registration for the 50th GeoDaze 2022 is now open!!! Register today by filling out the form linked here as well as on the GeoDaze 2022 website homepage.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact co-chairs Allie Berry or Brandon Levenstein.

This year is extra special as we are celebrating the 50th year of GeoDaze - the annual Department of Geosciences symposium organized by students since 1972. This year we will have both in person and virtual formats to make sure everyone is comfortable. The dates are March 23rd-24th and the in person portion will take place at ENR2. To celebrate the extra special 50th GeoDaze we are inviting two distinguished keynote speakers. Dr. Gabriella Farfan, the Gem and Mineral Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum Natural History will kick off the meeting on March 23rd and Historical Geologist Dr. Sid Hemming  of Columbia University will close out the meeting on March 24th.  


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 Allie Berry or Brandon Levenstein.

Congratulations GeoDaze 2022 Award Winners!

Oral Presentation Awards

Best Overall Talk: Nitzan Yanay

Best Graduate Talk: Alice Chapman

Best Undergraduate Talk: Brianna Hoegler

Best Economic Geology Talk: Alec Martin

Best Climate & Paleoclimate Talk: Emily Havard

Best Geophysics Talk: Sankha Subhra Mahanti

Best Tectonics & Structure Talk: Emilia Caylor

Best Geochemistry Talk: Emilie Bowman

Poster Presentation Awards

Best Graduate Poster: Judith Weerabaddanage

Runner-up Graduate Poster: Tshering Lama Sherpa

Best Undergraduate Poster: Zoe Benson

Runner-up Undergraduate Poster: Dana Assume