Getting Ready!

We are busy preparing for the 11th Annual Earth Sciences Colloquium to be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Stay tuned for more information regarding events and speakers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Mock Interviews

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Have you signed up for your mock interview with Mel Bechberger yet? Mel is a Senior Geologist at ConocoPhillips and a Montana State alumna. On Thursday, April 30th, from Noon to 1:00 PM she will give a talk focusing on valuable interview tips. Following her talk, she is available for mock interviews. The interviews are an excellent opportunity to practice, evaluate what works well and not so well in both industry and academic interviews (you have the option of choosing which you’d like to experience), and receive feedback from Mel. Mel will also review your resume, so be sure to bring that with you!

Mock interviews will be held between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in 121 Traphagen. To sign up, head over to the Earth Sciences main office or email for available interview times.

This is a great opportunity, and we are grateful Mel is so willing to help us out!


2015 Technical Program

The 2015 Technical program is now available! The program includes a list of our sponsors, a schedule of events, information on Dr. Peteet’s keynote talk, and all oral and poster presentation abstracts.

Browse the 2015 program by clicking on the image below:

2015 Program Cover

2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Peteet

Dorothy Peteet


We’re excited to have Dr. Dorothy Peteet from Columbia University as our keynote speaker this year! Take just 2 minutes to listen (or read the transcript) to Dr. Peteet talk about some of her research on what the Hudson River says about climate in the past:

You can also read more about Dr. Peteet and her research at her websites:


2015 Abstract Form

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A bald eagle off of Norris Road west of Bozeman on a sunny January day.

Happy Friday!

Do you have a research project you’ve been working on? Whether part of a class project or part of your thesis, the Colloquium is a great venue to present and share your work in a poster or oral presentation format. If you would like to present, please download and fill out the abstract form and email to by 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 19.

Questions on where to start? Rachel is our Colloquium Coach, meaning she is available to help anyone with such tasks as the writing of the abstract, creating posters, or putting together a PowerPoint presentation. If you would like her valuable assistance, send her an email at, and she will be happy to help you out!

The abstract form is available here.




2015 Colloquium

Earth Sciences Colloquium

We are gearing up for another fantastic colloquium! This year, all events will take place on Friday, May 1st. From a panel discussion on GIS in Earth Sciences, mock interviews and other professional development training, to a wide variety of student research and our keynote speaker, Dr. Dorothy Peteet, the 10th Annual MSU Earth Sciences Colloquium will be an exciting event! We hope to see you there!

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