About the Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium

Mission:  Assemble early career scientists and faculty advisors annually for an informal weekend of scientific presentations and social activities with the goal of:

  • improving early career scientific research, education and training in an informal and friendly conference environment
  • establishing new collaborations with neighboring research groups and
  • gaining national recognition of the southeastern states as a center of excellence in biogeochemistry and geobiology research.

The 2018 SBS at FSU will be the 5th annual SBS, following previous successful symposia at Georgia Tech (2014 and 2015), University of Tennessee Knoxville (2016), and University of Georgia (2017). The symposium will begin with a mixer on Friday evening, and will formally begin on Saturday morning (please arrange to arrive by 9:00AM for registration) and wrap up in the early afternoon on Sunday, with 15-minute talks on Saturday and Sunday, poster sessions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, and an awards ceremony on Sunday. Cash prizes for the best three talks and posters voted on by the faculty committee will be awarded to encourage participation. Faculty advisors of students and postdocs presenting are highly encouraged to attend with their lab groups. Symposium registration is free. Travel support is available for students and postdocs.

SBS 2018 Faculty Organizing Committee:

  • Jennifer Glass
  • Mandy Joye
  • Angela Knapp
  • Sven Kranz
  • William Landing
  • Karen Lloyd
  • Olivia Mason
  • Sophie McCoy
  • Amy McKenna
  • Jeremy Owens
  • Theodore Them

SBS 2018 Student Organizing Committee:

  • Nur Ahmed
  • Chelsea Bowman
  • Lauren Campbell
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Kelly McCabe
  • Rachel Petet