Month: October 2015

Student Trips and Events

Geoscience Alumni Career Panel

The UConn Foundation is holding an alumni career panel focused on Geosciences and Geography.

Date: Tuesday, October 20th

Time: 7:00-8:30PM

Location: Laurel Hall 301


Day Trip: Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Museum, NYC

Saturday October 10, Departing from Storrs and Cromwell

Advance registration required: Bus Fee UConn Student Special: $35

Email Dave Colbert to register


Beautiful in the fall, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden represents the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display, with over 10,000 taxa of plants within its 52 acres. Adjacent to the Botanic Garden you will find the Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures from across the globe.

The bus will leave Storrs at 8 am and make a second pick-up in Cromwell at 8:45 am. The bus will depart Brooklyn at 5 pm. Please arrive and be prepared to board the bus prior to departure times. Admission to the Museum and Botanic Garden are not included and should be paid at the door. Both offer a discounted “Art and Garden Ticket” to visit both venues. For admission packages, visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website at and the Brooklyn Museum website at

Congrats to Sarah Vitale for 1st Place in the 3 Minute Thesis Contest

SVitale WebsitePhD student Sarah Vitale came in 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis contest sponsored by the graduate school on Tuesday, September 29th.  The competition involves PhD students standing on stage and explaining their dissertation work in just three minutes.  There was a lot of competition, but Sarah was able to come out on top and will go on to compete internationally among students from the U-21 member universities.  She won a $1000 travel award, a free lunch for her lab group and a trophy.  Congratulations Sarah!