Schedule of Events

All Colloquium events take place on April 13, 2017 in the Student Union Building (SUB) on Montana State University’s campus unless noted. View the 2017 Student Colloquium Program.

  • 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Student oral presentations, SUB Ballroom B
  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch break
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM – Professional GIS Panel, SUB Room 235
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Student Poster Session, SUB Ballroom B, C, D
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – Social Hour, SUB Ballroom B, C, D
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Dinner and Earth Sciences Departmental Awards, SUB Ballroom B, C, D
  • 6:30 – 7:30PM – Keynote address from Doug Chabot, Director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC), SUB Ballroom B, C, D

About Doug Chabot, 2017 Keynote Address

Doug Chabot is the  Director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC), which provides avalanche, snowpack and mountain weather information to the public and offers basic avalanche education. Doug received his B.A. in Outdoor Education from Prescott College in 1986. From 1990 to 1999 he worked as a professional ski patroller at Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Bozeman, Montana. Doug is also a mountain guide and climber. He has been on numerous climbing expeditions to Alaska, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, resulting in many first ascents and new routes. In 2011, Doug co-founded Iqra Fund, a nonprofit doing education work for girls in northern Pakistan (www.iqrafund.org).

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