Dear UTIG Seminar Speakers:
The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) Seminar Committee would like to thank you for agreeing to present your research in our weekly seminar series. The UTIG Seminar Series is a forum of cutting edge earth and planetary sciences attended by UTIG scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students. We invite leading scientists around the US and beyond to present results from their recent research projects every semester. We also occasionally enjoy presentations on geoscience education and other related fields.
The UTIG is an academic research center that covers a wide range of geophysical research fields, including marine geology/geophysics, seismology, tectonics, cryosphere, planetary, and climate sciences (please see the research page on UTIG website). Although we welcome deep exploration of your research topics, we would like you to be mindful of the audience with diverse research specialties when preparing your presentation. It would be helpful to spend some time to introduce the scientific questions being addressed in a broad context before getting into the core of your research. It is also a good idea to explain any specialized tools, concepts, and graphics during the presentation even though they may be standard in your research field.
The seminar is held 10:30-11:30 am Friday mornings in a large auditorium located on the first floor of the Research Office Complex on UT Pickle Research Campus. The auditorium is equipped with two large screens and projectors that are connected to a Windows machine. You may bring your PowerPoint slides on a memory stick or use your own laptop computer. Your presentation will be webcasted and archived on the UTIG seminar webpage. Talks should be completed within 45-50 minutes and followed by a 10-minute question session. During the question session, please remember to repeat questions using a microphone for webcast audience. Coffee and snacks are served prior to the seminar, and the host and interested party will take the speaker out for lunch after the seminar.
We appreciate your time and effort to share your exciting research with us. Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your visit.
The UTIG Seminar Committee