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SEG Student Chapter Earth Day Symposium

Minerals: The Foundation to a Sustainable Future

Hosted by: Cornell University SEG Student Chapter

Date: April 21, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00 ET (UTC-4)

Location: Online using Zoom

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Description

The annual SEG Student Chapter Earth Day Symposium is a free virtual event organized each year by a different SEG Student Chapter. It brings together aspiring young economic geologists and SEG student members to reflect on the challenges, opportunities, and roles of early career professionals in a world that is experiencing rapid climate change and other ecological and societal challenges.

This year's symposium, hosted by the Cornell University SEG Student Chapter, will center around the theme "Minerals: The Foundation to a Sustainable Future", providing a forum for students to share their research, ideas, and experiences related to sustainable mining, renewable energy, and other topics at the forefront of economic geology. Through this symposium, SEG Student Chapters aim to inspire and empower the next generation of geoscientists to make a positive impact on the minerals industry and our planet's natural ecosystems.

This virtual event will feature a variety of presentations and discussions, including a keynote speech by SEG President Stuart Simmons and pre-recorded technical presentations by SEG student members from around the world. Students will also showcase short perspective videos discussing their experiences within academia and industry, and a panel discussion with diverse experts will address the continued evolution of the relationship between economic geology and resource sustainability.

Students are encouraged to attend, as they will gain valuable insights into their career opportunities, particularly in the context of the ongoing energy transition. SEG Student Chapter members can also showcase their chapters' work and meet other professionals working in fields that may be of interest for future career paths.

For those SEG Student Members whom are interested in submitting either a research or perspectives video for the symposium, please contact Valeria Nogales for additional information at vsn8@cornell.edu.

  • Opening and introductory speeches
  • Student perspective videos
  • Keynote speaker
    • Stuart Simmons (SEG President for 2023)
  • Panel discussion and Q&A - The present and future relationship between economic geology and sustainability of resources
    • Key concepts
      • Where in the industry do they need young economic geologists most?
      • How renewable energy impacts the mineral industry?
      • How can the minerals industry improve its sustainability goals?
      • How to destigmatize mining and attract the next generation of talent?
      • Cycles in commodity markets and job availability
  • Student video research talks with Q&A
  • Final comments

Symposium Moderators

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Valeria S. Nogales

Cornell University

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Shouchun Yu

Cornell University

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Keynote Speaker

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Stuart Simmons

University of Utah

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Panel Moderator

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Karin E. Olson Hoal

Cornell University

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Panelists

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Alan Butcher

Geological Survey of Finland

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Irene del Real Contreras

Universidad Austral de Chile

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Nicholas Mitchell

Regeneration Enterprises

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Gema R. Olivo

Queen's University

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Registration

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When
4/21/2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM