Great Science was Shared at BBR's Second Annual Poster Session
Over 42 posters were hung in the Tuve dining hall the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18, 2016, for the second annual Geophysical Laboratory (GL) and DTM Poster Session at Carnegie's Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.
The event was planned, organized, and promoted by GL postdocs Zachary Geballe and Rajasekarakumar Vadapoo, as well as DTM postdocs Miki Nakajima, Erika Nesvold, and Johanna Teske. They encouraged everyone participating to share new data, crazy ideas, pretty pictures, or anything to spark a conversation with their colleagues on campus.
The session itself was comprised of 42 original posters from GL and DTM participants: including staff scientists, postdoctoral associates and fellows, and colleagues.
Topics ranged from astronomy to material physics, drawing in more than 60 attendees. A buzz of excitement enveloped the room that afternoon as participants and attendees mingled together going poster to poster to share their science with each other.
"The event provided a unique opportunity to get to know work of my colleagues whom I usually interact with only at social events," says Nakajima about the poster session. "It also showed diversity of research topics at Carnegie."
From an interactive galaxy simulator from Hubble Fellow Jackie Faherty to a planets vs. stars standoff with Postdoctoral Fellow Serge Dieterich, and to the "correlation" between our Solar System's planets and your horoscope from Staff Scientist Scott Sheppard to simulating two billion years of geodynamo history with Staff Scientist Peter Driscoll, DTM's poster topics did indeed cover a lot of scientific ground.
Xiao-Miao Zhao (GL), and Brad Foley (DTM).
As participation rises each year for this event, Nakajima says she thinks next year participants should give a one minute presentation of their posters to give people an idea of what everyone is working on. "It's always difficult to see all the posters," says Nakajima.
Written by Robin Dienel, May 24, 2016
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