Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) – 2022

Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) – 2022

Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) – 2022
Investigating the Status of Water Quality, Technology and Distribution from Glacial Sources to Contaminated Runoff

June 18 – 19, 2022

Imari I. Walker and Adam M. Simpson
Holderness School
33 Chapel LaneHolderness, NH, United States

Application Information

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 21, 2022. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the conference chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 20, 2022. Please refer to the application instructions in the Conference Description section below for more details (if available).

Conference Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Sciences: Water is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Environmental waters are influenced by a wide range of activities from changes in climate to contamination from medical, agricultural, and industrial sources. Improvement of water quality globally is facilitated by the combination of scientific research, social behavior, economics, and the political environment. The 2022 Environmental Sciences: Water GRS aims to discuss the nexus of social and scientific research to address the environmental justice aspect of aquatic science. In this meeting, we aim to bring together researchers from all disciplines of environmental science to better understand local and global impacts on the aquatic environment. Then we can address how these impacts translate to environmental exposures and ecosystem disruption to mitigate these impacts. Research presenters will be chosen based on broader impacts to society and scientific novelty. Also note that when applying in the other activities additional information section, please summarize your career stage/development and faculty mentor.

Application Instructions

The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 20, 2022. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.

Program Format

Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the “Environmental Sciences: Water” Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Conference Program

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 19, 2022. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speaker

  • Monica Ramirez-Andreotta (Associate Professor at University of Arizona, USA)


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

  • “Strategies for Taking Your STEM Career to the Next Level”
  • Jeanita Pritchett (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Diversity Funding

Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants through the GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program. This program provides a grant to underrepresented minority graduate students, postdocs, faculty and scientists to help fund their attendance at their first GRC meeting.  Learn more.

Poster Information

Poster sessions are an integral part of the our conferences, and offer all conferees an opportunity to discuss their research.

Preparing your GRC poster

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