2017 SESE Research Review 

2014 Research Review

The 2017 SESE Research Review will be Friday, February 10 in Illini Union rooms A, B and C, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. We look forward to a fantastic display of posters, lightning talks, and beautiful photographs. Please join us! RSVP here so we can plan for refreshments and have a nametag for you at the event.

Research Review Committee
  • Gan Zhang (Chair), Atmospheric Sciences 
  • Joe Finlon, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Brittany Welch, Atmospheric Sciences 
  • Max Giannetta, Geology
  • Xiaobao Lin, Geology
  • Rebecca Shakespeare, GGIS
  • Jue Wang, GGIS
  • Hannah McCullough, ESES



Call for abstracts: Dec. 4th, 2016

RSVP by: Feb. 1st, 2017

Abstract submission due: Feb. 1st, 2017

Printing posters due: Feb. 1st,  2017

Photo submission form due: Feb. 7th, 2017


8:00 am - 10:00 am: Poster set-up for students (faculty and staff can set-up posters by 1:00 pm)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Poster judging

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm: Poster session

3:30 pm - 3:35 pm: Welcome message

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm: Lightning talks

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Award presentations


Atmospheric Sciences

"NASA ORACLES at Walvis Bay, Namibia", by Siddhant Gupta

"Terra and MAIA", by Larry Di Girolamo


"Electric Survey of Lithospheric Viscosity", by Lijun Liu

"30 Days in OASIS", by Haley Cabaniss

Geography and GIS

"Where, When, and How Long You Stay at a Given Location Determines Your Level of Exposure to Air Pollution", by Yoomin Park


Abstract submission and Poster Guidelines 

The entire SESE community is welcome to submit an abstract to present a poster at the SESE Research Review, including undergraduates, graduate students, professor, research affiliates and staff. We look forward to your submissions on previous research, current research, proposed future research, class projects and teaching experiences. Abstracts are limited to 500 words. 

We strongly encourage presenters to re-use a poster from a recently attended conference. If you need to print a new poster, please make sure it is 3 ft tall by 4 ft wide. Editable Powerpoint and InDesign templates for creating a 3 ft tall by 4 ft wide poster can be found here.


The research review poster session allows participants to provide and receive feedback on poster presentations through a peer review process and engage with research ideas from across SESE’s disciplines.

Anonymous reviewers will provide feedback on posters, using a judging and feedback form. Outstanding student presenters will receive awards during the SESE Research review.

Photo contest

SESE is pleased to present a student and faculty photography competition again this year! Submit one or more photos in the categories below:

  • Nature
  • Urban/ Human Environment
  • Data Visualization
  • Humor
  • Local/Campus life

Step 1: You may submit multiple photographs to the contest, but we ask that you limit your submissions to 2 photos per category. Please fill out the submission form and submit it separately for EACH photo you submit. 

Step 2: You must print your own photo for display and judging at the review! Submitting the form only guarantees your spot in the contest; you must also provide a print of the photo. The preferred print size is 8" x 10".

Step 3: You have two options for getting your print(s) to us so we can display it at the event. Please make sure your print is labeled with your name and the title either on the back of the print or on the outside envelope if you have one.

Option 1) Give your print to Gan Zhang (Room 113, Dept. Atmospheric Sciences) or the representatives in your department by Feb 8th, 2017.
Option 2) Bring your print to the Illini Union room A, B and C between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Feb 10th, 2017.