About the Symposium

The EAS Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is brought to you each year by volunteer graduate students from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with the goal of providing EAS graduate students an opportunity to present their research in a formal conference setting.

The symposium consists of 16-20 oral presentations and a poster session. All presentations will be objectively reviewed by EAS faculty and research staff. Judges will be scoring presentations primarily based on scientific merit, the clarity and quality of the talk or poster. Individuals with the highest score in each section will receive a certificate and a monetary award.

The 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium will take place in the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building at Georgia Tech. Oral presentations will be held in room L1105 and L1118, breakfast, lunch, and the poster session will take place in the L1 Atrium.


Oral Session Prizes:

1st Place       $100

2nd Place      $50 

3rd Place       $25

Poster Session Prizes: 

1st Place       $50

2nd Place      $25

3rd Place       $25



Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Daniel M. Deocampo from Georgia State University (GSU). He will be giving a talk titled “Mineralogical and Geochemical Records of Cenozoic environmental change in the East African Rift”. Dr. Deocampo is the CAS Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at GSU and his website can be found here


Shelby Ellis

Graduate Student Symposium Chair 

sellis39 -at- gatech.edu

Annika Jersild


ajersild3 -at- gatech.edu

Minda Monteagudo

Keynote Chair

minda.monteagudo -at- eas.gatech.edu

Amelia Winner

Volunteer Coordinator

amelia.winner -at- eas.gatech.edu