2017 Amtrak Club

Propagation of climate and tectonic signals through landscapes

May 19-20, 2017

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The 6th annual Regolith, River, and Estuary Erosion and Deposition Summit (R²E²DS – AKA “Amtrak Club”), hosted by the Department of Geosciences with support from the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, will feature a relaxed program of talks and poster sessions on Friday, May 19, followed by a local field trip on Saturday, May 20. This year the theme is “Propagation of climate and tectonic signals through landscapes,” and we have a great list of speakers lined up:

Dorothy Merritts, Franklin and Marshall

Sujith Ravi, Temple

Ryan McKeon, Dartmouth

Isaac Larsen, UMass Amherst

Eitan Shelef, U of Pittsburgh

If you would like to participate in the scientific program, please send a 1-page abstract (including title and authors) to rdibiase@psu.edu, and indicate if you prefer a poster or oral presentation. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, May 5, 2017.

Registration costs:
Meeting registration: $20 (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday)
Field trip registration: $10 (includes lunch and transportation on Saturday)

Please register in advance for the 2017 Amtrak Club using the following link:

The meeting will take place in the Deike Building near the southwest corner of Penn State’s University Park campus. You can find it in Google maps by searching for Penn State Earth and Mineral Science Library.

We suggest reserving a room early because hotels or private rentals can fill up on spring weekends. Downtown hotels and the Nittany Lion Inn are within a 5 minute walk of the Deike Building. Hotels on North Atherton Street near the intersection with Blue Course Drive are a 20-25 minute walk.

Parking in downtown State College and in campus lots open to visitors is generally $1/hr. The closest parking to the Deike Building includes the Nittany parking deck on campus http://transportation.psu.edu/visitors and the Fraser Street and Beaver Avenue garages downtown http://www.downtownstatecollege.com/get-around/parking-information/#

Public transportation to Penn State
State College is served by Greyhound and Megabus. The closest train station with a bus connection to State College is Harrisburg, PA. More information on these options can be found here: https://global.psu.edu/info/campus-community/life-state-college/transportation

Contact information:
Roman DiBiase, rdibiase@psu.edu
Liz Hajek, hajek@psu.edu

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