Annual Michigan Geophysical Union Symposium
The annual Michigan Geophysical Union (MGU) Symposium is held each spring. MGU is sponsored by both the Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering departments.
MGU is a friendly forum designed to showcase and reward outstanding student research in various aspects of Earth, oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences, as well as foster interdepartmental dialogue and camaraderie. All faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend to learn about the exciting research that is taking place in the UM science community.
MGU 2021 will be held online Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00 p.m. It will include both asynchronous and live presentations! All Michigan faculty, staff, alumni, and students (as well as family and friends!) are welcome to attend.
All attendees and presenters please register for MGU here by Friday, April 9: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMd_f0AZA18nVs5N4sUbpSuMRv4FIQWhgKGX41iNyqLTND9w/viewform
Note: All meeting links will be distributed via email, so please register to ensure that you receive all necessary meeting information.
We are offering the chance for students to give short talks about their work. There will be opportunities for both asynchronous and live time slots. Space will be competitive for live talks due to the limited time available. The option for asynchronous slides or posters may also be available based on participation. The full conference schedule, session information, and program will be distributed by April 9th.
This year, we will have 22 live talks and over 25 asynchronous contributions from undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, CLaSP, Physics, Chemistry, and EEB!
- Live Talks will be 10 or 5 minutes long. Each talk will be followed by a short Question & Answer period.
- Asynchronous Contributions will be in the form of short videos, or static PDFs accompanied by audio recordings. Asynchronous Contributions will be made available by Friday April 9 to be viewed at your convenience. Attendees will be able to ask questions of students who presented asynchronous contributions during the afternoon sessions.
- View MGU 2021 Asynchronous presentations here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xioD_XZ3rMq4jPbLwRKjXNfjaWhMQgnMo-r-wpPN6eo/edit
We will be publishing all student abstracts in a digital abstract booklet with a digital object identifier (DOI) to provide a CV-boosting reference volume that features the exciting research conducted over the past year! This document will be hosted by Deep Blue and be the start of a series that continues in future meetings.
Note: we do have the option to exclude your abstract from the DOI list, in case your work or data are time/copyright limited.
MGU 2021 will be held virtually on the Zoom and Gather.Town platforms.
- Live Talks and Question & Answer sessions will be held over Zoom. The meeting link will be sent out by email, and the meeting will be open from 10 AM – 3:10 PM on Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16.
- We will also maintain a virtual conference venue using the Gather.Town website. Gather.Town is a video conferencing software that allows attendees to represent themselves as virtual characters, roam freely in a virtual conference space, and hold spontaneous conversations.
- We will hold social hours on the Gather.Town website on the evenings of Tuesday April 13 and Wednesday April 14 from 5-6:30 PM to allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the space and to screen asynchronous contributions. Please plan to drop in and out!
- During the meeting, we will integrate the Zoom meeting with the Gather.Town website.
- Links and calendar events will be sent out by April 9.
MGU can be attended without Gather.Town by simply attending the Zoom meetings. But we hope you will use Gather.Town to simulate the social aspects of the conference and enhance the meeting experience for everyone!
Please contact Camilla Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.