October 2016

I attended the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver. This was the first time that I did recruiting for a university and presented poster in a big meeting.

Denver Convention Center and the big blue bear.

Denver Convention Center and the big blue bear.

The recruiting was alright. Mary Ann, our graduate coordinator prepared some materials that made the whole process really easy: copies of the newest quarterly departmental magazine, sort of "baseball card"-like cheat sheets for our professors, a sign up sheet to get more news, etc.

Hehe and I are attempting to recruit new grad students. Photo by Min Chen.

Hehe and I are attempting to recruit new grad students. Photo by Min Chen.

We were four volunteers in total, and we made it work between talks/poster presentations that we gave and sessions we wanted to listen. Hehe Jiang was a boss giving her talk. Sounded completely calm, which is something I cannot imagine myself doing in that situation.

My poster was titled "New characterization of the S-reflector detachment fault from Galicia Margin, offshore Spain", during the times I was not in front of it, my co-advisor Dr Gary Gray was there. I felt confident most of the time... I might be getting used to this.