SRD Logo


Student Research Day Program

2019 SRD Program

Wednesday - Oral Presentation Abstracts 

Thursday - Oral Presentation Abstracts 

Keynote Speaker 

Jess Phoenix

Keynote Speaker

Jess Phoenix is executive director and co-founder of the environmental scientific research organization Blueprint Earth. She is a volcanologist, an extreme explorer, and former candidate for United States Congress. She has been chased by narco-traffickers in Mexico, dodged armed thieves in remote Peru, raced horses across Mongolia, worked on the world’s largest volcano in Hawaii, piloted the Jason2 submersible on an undersea volcano, and explored deep in the Australian Outback. Jess believes science should be accessible to everyone, and that creative possibility is limitless. Jess is a Fellow in The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society, a featured scientist on the Discovery and Science Channels, an invited TEDx speaker, and she has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, in Wired, Fast Company, on National Public Radio, on CNN, NBC, and has written for the BBC.  


Thank you to our generous sponsors

Office of the President


Shell Logo

Office of the Provost

Office of Graduate Studies and Research,

Scholarship and Creative Activity

SRD Program Archive