15th Annual Earth System and Space Science Poster Conference

Friday, December 3, 2021

SEEC Auditorium (C120)

This free conference highlights work by students and postdoctoral scientists conducting research in Earth System & Planetary Science and Space Physics & Engineering. Participants and visitors from CU departments and research institutes, as well as other Front Range schools and organizations, are encouraged to participate. Feel free to download the flyer (click to enlarge) and share it with your department or institute.

This year we are planning to return to an in-person experience, but will adapt to any changing guidelines due to COVID-19. Should participation become limited due to space restrictions, we will prioritize posters from CU departments and institutes.

RegistrationPoster Conference Flyer

The registration deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021. In order to register, you will need to provide a title for your presentation and your affiliation. An abstract is not required. For planning purposes, please register even if you are not presenting a poster. A link to register for the conference can be found here. Please indicate on the signup sheet whether you plan to participate in the poster competition and/or whether you would like to serve as a judge. The registration desk will open prior to the start of the conference in front of the SEEC auditorium. Please check in at the registration desk when you arrive to receive a name badge, and be aware that masks are required in all CU campus buildings unless actively eating or drinking.


A complete version of the conference program with session assignments will be posted during the week prior to the conference.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

Registration Desk Open


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Keynote Talk – Dr. Cecilia Sorensen

(Columbia University)

"From the Atmosphere to the Human-Sphere: Climate Change and Human Health" – Abstract

Zoom: Link (Passcode: ATOC)

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM 

Poster Session I


1:15 PM – 2:30 PM 

Poster Session II


Student Award for Best Poster Presentation

This year we will resume the student poster competition, with monetary awards ($100) for the best overall graduate and undergraduate posters. Best poster certificates will also be provided for the best posters within a variety of topical areas. A rubric governing the poster competition can be found here.

SEEC parking mapLocation

The CU Boulder SEEC (MacAllister) building is located on the northwest Corner of Colorado Avenue and Foothills Parkway. You can find information on "Getting Here" at https://seec.colorado.edu. From main campus, the Stampede Bus will drop off on the west (mountain) side of the building. There is guest parking in Lot 550 (pink shading on the map to the left) on the southwest side of the building. Visitors and presenters from Boulder research labs and from out of town, please contact Andrew Winters (andrew.c.winters@colorado.edu) for a parking pass.

Poster Boards and Setup

The maximum poster size allowed is 48" x 48". Tacks will be provided at the conference to hang up your poster. We encourage all presenters in the first poster session to hang up their posters before the start of the keynote talk at 10:30 AM.


A variety of boxed lunches will be provided during the poster sessions. These boxed lunches must be consumed outside of the poster hall in either the SEEC cafeteria or outside (weather permitting). Please be sure to put your mask back on once you are finished eating and/or before reentering SEEC.