Oregon is a volcanic wonderland, not only in terms of physical features, but also because of the abundance of volcano-brainpower in the area. We feel that it is time that Oregonian volcanology graduate and undergraduate students tear down the walls of separation imposed by just short distances apart, and all become better acquainted with each other!
Founded in 2018, we have been organizing annual Volcanology Students of Oregon (“Volc-OR”) conferences. Volc-OR aims to bring together graduate and undergraduate students from Portland State University, Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and other regional universities whose research relates broadly to volcanology (e.g. physical volcanology, igneous petrology, economic geology, volcano geomorphology, geophysics, etc.). As a more informal complement to major national scientific meetings, we hope that this small student-centric and student-led meeting will provide focused and relevant learning experiences and discussion, and foster new connections, collaborations, and friendships.
Importantly, we feel that we can all be taking better advantage of our shared interests and close proximity with one another to bolster research ideas and access to analytical facilities. Through meetings and general volcanophile camaraderie, the goal of Volc-OR is to build these bridges to meet your neighboring students and faculty!
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