About GeoDaze

Support GeoDaze

If you would like to make a contribution to help fund the University of Arizona Geosciences Symposium, please send a contribution to:

Development Office
Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson Building #77
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Checks can be made payable to the University of Arizona with "Geosciences Symposium Donation" in the memo line.

Congratulations to the 2019 GeoDaze award winners!

Best Overall Talk Emma Reed
Best Graduate Talk Lydia Bailey
Best Undergraduate Talk Joshua Smith
Best Tectonics and Geochemistry Talk Scott Meek
Best Economic Geology Talk Michael Kassela
Best Geophysics Talk Haiyang Kehoe
Best Climate and Paleoclimate Talk Jonathan King
Best Graduate Poster Daniel Favorito
Best Undergraduate Poster Daniel Collins


GeoDaze 2020 will be held virtually on April 23 & 24

GeoDaze is a student-run symposium organized by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Run on 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!


Graduate students sit at the GeoDaze registration table to welcome guests

Links to past GeoDaze web sites:

A student explain her poster to two judges at the GeoDaze poster session