2019 SESE Research Review 

2014 Research Review

The 2019 SESE Research Review will be Friday, February 15 in the Illini Union Ballroom.

The Research Review is the festive annual gathering where grad students, faculty, and research-active undergrads show off their research and socialize. Researchers from throughout SESE present posters- typically over 70 of them- and a few get to take the stage and present one of the ever-popular 5-minute “lightning talks.” The photo contest never fails to showcase some of the best Earth and Society photography you’ll ever see!

RSVP here so we can plan for refreshments.

Research Review Committee
  • Alexandra Escobar
  • Allie Wyman
  • Douglas Miller
  • Evan Lindroth
  • Jeff Xiao
  • Jessica Gasparik
  • Lirong Kou
  • Olivia Thurston
  • Robert Goldman
  • Robert Hill
  • Sarah Szymborski



Jan 14, 2019: Call for poster titles
Feb 11, 2019: Poster submissions to David W. due


SESE Research Review 2018 Program

Event Program (PDF)

8:00am - 10:00am: Poster Setup
10:00am - 2:00pm: Poster Judging
2:00pm - 3:20pm: Poster Session
3:30pm - 3:35pm: Welcome Message
Bob Rauber, Director of SESE

3:35pm - 4:15pm: Lightning Talks
Max Christie, Geology
 Evan Lindroth, Geography & GIS
 Carolina Bieri, Atmospheric Sciences
 Piyush Garg, Atmospheric Sciences
 Sarah Dendy, Geology

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Award Presentations and Closing Remarks


Instructions for presenting posters

Click here for more information on poster presentations. People who submitted posters to David W. will need to pick up posters at 8 am Friday in room 1088 of Natural History Building. These posters need to be brought to the Illini Union rooms ABC by 10am. Presenters reusing posters will also need to bring them to the Illini Union rooms ABC by 10am. The entrance to the Illini Union rooms ABC is located on the west side of the first floor of the Illini Union. Research Review committee volunteers will assist with poster check-in and set up.

Poster Title submission and Poster Guidelines

The entire SESE community is welcome to submit a poster title in order 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. New this year, we will also be featuring lab and research group posters. When you submit your poster title, it can be a tentative title as there will be no program made this year.

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.

Peer Review and Awards

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.

Posters will be organized alphabetically, so there will be opportunities to see research from across SESE side-by-side, bridging departmental divisions where possible.

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.

  • > Faculty
  • > Nature
  • > Urban & Human Environment
  • > Maps & Models
  • > Humor
  • > Local & Campus Life
  • > Pets


Step 1: You may submit multiple photographs to the contest, but we ask that you limit your submissions to 1 photo per category. Please fill out the photo submission form. You will include one photo underneath each topic. Please submit only 8"x10" photos.

Step 2: You will not need to print photos as they will be printed by the Research Review Committee.