Crossroads Conference

Crossroads Conference 2022 is currently scheduled for Friday, March 25th. Find more information about abstract submission, the schedule, and presentation guidelines here. 

Register for Crossroads


Indiana University Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) Rho Chapter

SGE primarily serves the EAS department by organizing the Crossroads Conference every spring. SGE may also organize field trips for students, provide tutoring for undergraduate EAS courses, and visit local schools or extracurricular groups for EAS outreach events.


Meeting details

Sigma Gamma Epsilon meets monthly.

Our monthly meeting dates and times for the Fall 2022 semester are listed below. Look for details via email about the location and activities planned for each meeting. Food is provided at all meetings!

SeptemberResearch Lab Tours

  • Part I – Monday, September 19th
  • Part II – Wednesday, September 21st
  • View the schedule for each day and meeting points for each tour here

OctoberScience Fest Prep, Trash Can Volcano Demo

  • Friday, October 21st from 5-7PM in GY 2029

NovemberResume/CV Workshop led by Dr. Sarah Pietraszek-Mattner

  • Wednesday, November 9th from 4:30-6:30PM in GY 2029

December – Undergrad/Grad Q&A and Graduate School Application Discussion

  • Thursday, December 1st from 7-8:30PM in GY 2033




President: Elizabeth Sherrill, Ph.D. Student
Vice President – Thomas LaBarge
Treasurer – Mia Keller
Secretary – Eric Burton

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a member of SGE?

SGE provides connection between other universities that are devoted to the advancement of earth sciences. When listed on your resume, SGE membership signals to potential graduate schools and employers that you were at least a “B” average student without having to explicitly state it. SGE also counts as public service credit when applying for government jobs.

How do I become a member of SGE?

To become a member of SGE, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at Indiana University.
  • Complete at least 10 credit hours in earth science courses.
  • Have a major GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.67 or above.

If you meet these requirements and would like to become a member, please email SGE President, Elizabeth Sherrill.

Contact Elizabeth Sherrill

What is the difference between SGE and GeoClub?

GeoClub will have weekly or bi-weekly activities throughout the semester. The overall goal of GeoClub is to build community among students and faculty in the department by organizing social events. The main event that GeoClub organizes, in conjunction with the IU chapter of the American Meteorological Society, is the EAS Holiday Party in December. SGE events are more academic and service focused. SGE will meet only once a month jointly with GeoClub. This is where official club business will be discussed, as well as call-outs for planning upcoming events and elections.

Visit the GeoClub website

What if I don’t meet the requirements or don’t want to become a member for other reasons? Can I still participate?

Yes! You can attend SGE meetings and events without officially being a member of SGE.