Jay Dickson
jdickson@caltech.edu

PRESENTATIONS

 

I frequently give talks in an effort to communicate novel scientific findings and demonstrate how field work is conducted in harsh, remote locations. My work is extremely visual and rich in dynamic content, which lends itself to oral presentations. The talks below (2013 - present) range from professional conferences to elementary school assemblies.

Invitations for presentations should be directed to me at jdickson@caltech.edu

2021

University of Delaware - GIS Coffee Hour - Newark, DE
Planetary GIS: Visualizing Mars at Global and Rover Scales

52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - Houston, TX
The Elevation Distribution of Mid-Latitude Gullies on Mars as a Test of CO2 and H2O Formation and Modification Processes

Her Majesty's Prison, Addiewell - Scotland, UK
Are We Alone? Looking For Life in the Solar System
with Ms. Erin Annick, Mr. Zerxes Bhadha and Dr. Caleb Fassett

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy - Pasadena, CA - 6th Grade Honors
Studying Mars on Earth: How Scientists Use Antarctica to Search for Life on Mars

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy - Pasadena, CA - 6th Grade Benchmark
Studying Mars on Earth: How Scientists Use Antarctica to Search for Life on Mars

Thelma Crenshaw Elementary School - Mrs. Plumb's 1st Grade Class - Midlothian, VA
We're Going to Mars! - Preview of the Perseverance Rover


2020

11th Moscow Solar System Symposium - Moscow, Russia
The Formation of Young Gullies on Mars by the Melting and Boiling of Water at High-Obliquity

High Tech Elementary North County - 2nd Grade Class - San Marcos, CA
Living and Working in Antarctica

Northern Arizona University - Planetary Brown Bag - Flagstaff, AZ
The Formation of Young Gullies on Mars by the Melting and Boiling of Water at High-Obliquity

California Institute of Technology - GeoClub - Pasadena, CA
The Formation of Young Gullies on Mars by the Melting and Boiling of Water at High-Obliquity

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
Time-Lapse Imaging of Don Juan Pond, Antarctica: Clues to Hydrology and Brine Formation

OpenPlanetary - Remote Presentation
Improving Information Preservation in Planetary Data Processing

University of Texas - Austin, TX
Visualizing Planetary Surfaces: Initial results from the Global, 5.0 m/px Mosaic of Mars


2019

9th International Conference on Mars - Pasadena, CA
New Global Map of Fluvial Sinuous Ridges on Mars: Evidence for Large, Globally-Distributed Noachian/Hesperian Depositional Rivers

4th Planetary Data Workshop - Flagstaff, AZ
Standards for Traceability and Non-Destructive Construction in Planetary Science Data Sets: An Example from the CTX Global Mosaic

University of Michigan - Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology - Ann Arbor, MI
High-Volume Data Without High-Performance Computing:
Constructing the Largest Image Ever Made, an 8-trillion Pixel Mosaic of Mars

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy - Pasadena, CA
Living and Working in Antarctica


2018

American Museum of Natural History - Space Show VI Colloquium - New York, NY
A Global CTX Mosaic of Mars

Brown University - Providence, RI
A Global CTX Mosaic of Mars

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
A Global CTX Mosaic of Mars: Constructing The Largest Image Ever Made

Colgate University - Cooper Lecture Series - Hamilton, NY
A Global CTX Mosaic of Mars: Constructing The Largest Image Ever Made

Colgate University - Hamilton, NY
Data Can Be Beautiful:
Tips and Tricks for Making Eye-Popping, Scientifically-accurate Figures

Wilson Middle School - Pasadena, CA
Living and Working in Antarctica


2017

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena, CA
A Global CTX Mosaic of Mars: Constructing The Largest Image Ever Made

Blair Middle School - Pasadena, CA
Living and Working in Antarctica


2016

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Pasadena, CA
Time-lapse Imaging of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica:
Lessons for Exploring Gullies and Recurring Slope Lineae on Mars

Magic Lantern Cinemas presents "Visual Climates" - Providence, RI
Antarctic Time-Lapse Photography

Middlebury College - Freshman Astrobiology Seminar - Middlebury, VT
The History (and Future?) of Water on Mars

Academy Hill School - Ms. McNierney's 2nd Grade Class - Springfield, MA
Living and Working in Antarctica

Netopian Club of Providence - Warwick, RI
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica

 


2015

Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine - U. Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica

Providence Elementary School - Ms. Plumb's 4th Grade Class - Fairfax, VA
Living and Working in Antarctica

Mitchell Elementary School - 4th & 5th Grades - Needham, MA
Living and Working in Antarctica

Skyscrapers Inc. Astronomical Society of RI - Annual Meeting - Scituate, RI
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica

46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - Houston, TX
Formation of Gullies on Mars by Water at High Obliquity: Quantitative Integration of Global Climate Models and Gully Distribution

46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - Houston, TX
Concentrating Ice in Polar Deserts: Lessons for Mars from Punctuated Gully Incision in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

Wheeler School - Cosmo Club - Providence, RI
Mars on Earth: Science in the Coldest, Driest, Windiest Place in the World

Barksdale Elementary School - Ms. Choe's 4th Grade Class - Plano, TX
Living and Working in Antarctica

Space Horizons 2015 - McMurdo on the Moon workshop - Providence, RI
Antarctic Field Science: Living and Working in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

 


2014

Mt. Holyoke College - Freshman Mars Exploration Seminar - South Hadley, MA
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography as a Scientific Tool in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

Fifth Moscow Solar System Symposium (5M-S3) - Moscow, Russia
Multi-phase, punctuated gully erosion on Mars: Seasonal insolation effects on the melting and refreezing of surface ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

Providence Elementary School - Mrs. Plumb's 4th Grade Class - Fairfax, VA
Living and Working in Antarctica

University of Texas Institute for Geophysics - Austin, TX
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography as a Scientific Tool in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

Barksdale Elementary School - Ms. Choe's 4th Grade Class - Plano, TX
Living and Working in Antarctica

Brown University Science Underground - Providence, RI
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica

45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - Houston, TX
Evolution of the Latitude Dependent Mantle on Mars: Thickness Estimates and Evidence for Cyclical Emplacement as Revealed by Late Amazonian Gullies

Briefing of Astronaut Group XXI - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
McMurdo Dry Valleys: Real-time Monitoring of Seasonally Active Water-Related Geologic Processes by Remote Sensing Techniques

Cal Poly Pomona Technical Illustration class - Pomona, CA
Design and Visualization as a Tool for Scientific Communication

McMurdo Station Sunday Science Lecture - McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Freeze Frame: Time-Lapse Photography as a Scientific Tool in the McMurdo Dry Valleys

 


2013

Red Hook Initiative - Brooklyn, NY
Mars on Earth: Science in the Coldest, Driest, Windiest Place in the World

Lunar and Planetary Institute Seminar Series - Houston, TX
Time-Lapse Photography of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: What the Coldest and Driest Place on Earth Tells Us About the Potential for Liquid Water on the Surface of Present-Day Mars

NORDVULK Summer School - Reykjavik, Iceland
Antarctic Dry Valleys: Real-time Monitoring of Seasonally Active Water-Related Geologic Processes by Remote Sensing Techniques

NORDVULK Summer School - Reykjavik, Iceland
GIS in Planetary Science: Visualizing and Mapping Spacecraft Data

Providence Elementary School - Mrs. Plumb's 4th Grade Class - Fairfax, VA
Living and Working in Antarctica

Cal Poly Pomona Technical Illustration & Painting classes - Pomona, CA
Design and Visualization as a Tool for Scientific Communication

44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - Houston, TX
Martian Gullies as Stratigraphic Markers for Latitude-Dependent Mantle Emplacement and Removal