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Science for society in a changing world Feb. 24-25

February 24, 2009

On Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 2009 Front Range Student Ecology Symposium presents, 'Science for society in a changing world.' The symposium keynote address will be given by Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University.

Science for Society in a Changing World
Feb. 24 and 25
Lory Student Center

The 15th Annual Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, or FRSES, is a student-run symposium that provides an opportunity for students doing research in ecology to showcase their work and network in a friendly and supportive peer environment.

Highlights of the event include a keynote address by an engaging invited speaker, a full day of poster and oral presentation sessions, an awards banquet to recognize exceptional student work, and a social gathering to celebrate the success of our participating students.

The 15th annual FRSES will also feature an exciting panel discussion addressing application of science to real life problems.

Keynote address on climate change
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. - LSC North Ballroom

Chris Field, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University, will give a talk titled, Climate change, climate change assessments, and climate policy. A reception follows at 3 p.m.

Student presentations, Wednesday, Feb. 25, all day - LSC Rooms 220-222 and 224-226

Oral presentations will be given at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. Posters will be hosted from 2:30-4 p.m. and will be open all day.

Panel lunch, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 11:45 a.m. - Longs Peak Dining Room 

A panel will discuss, Growing Fuel:  Issues, Questions & Outlook featuring panelists Ken Reardon, Anthony Marchese and Keith Paustian. Free pizza will be served.

Reception and awards ceremony, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. - University Club 

A catered reception will be held in the University Club.  Awards will be presented a 5 p.m. in the Cherokee Park Room, followed by live music by High Voltage and free food.

Sponsored by the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and ASCSU.

Contact: Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Phone: (970) 491-5931