Rachel Miller Selected to Receive a 2014 NDSEG Fellowship
Rachel Miller, 2nd year graduate student in geophysics, has been selected to receive a 2014 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Dongzhou Zhang Recipient of the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Studying Abroad
Dongzhou Zhang receives the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their Ph.D. studies are considered for the award, and 518 students from all over the world were granted the award this year.
Jean Paul Ampuero selected by IRIS/SSA as 2014 Distinguished Lectureship Lecturer
Jean Paul Ampuero selected by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and the Seismological Society of America as one of two speakers from the Earth science research community for the tenth annual IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectures Series. The general goal of the program is to increase the general public's awareness of the relevance of Seismology through increased exposure.
The title of Dr. Ampuero's lecture: Earth's Cocktail Party: Deciphering the Physics of Earthquakes With Networks of Seismic Arrays.
Click here to learn more about the IRIS/SSA education and outreach program.
Jennifer Jackson named Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
Jennifer Jackson has been named Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. Members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences and whose scientific contribution utilized mineralogical studies or data, may be designated as Fellows upon proper accreditation by the Committee on Nomination for Fellows and election by the Council. Congratulations Jennifer!
Click here to learn more about the Mineralogical Society of America.
Michael Gurnis Recipient of the 2014 Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award
Michael Gurnis has been honored as one of the recipients, along with Sonja Spasojevic, of the 2014 Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Their article, "Sea level and vertical motion of continents from dynamic earth model since the Late Cretaceous", was selected as best original article published in the AAPG Bulletin in 2012.
Congratulations to Mike and Sonja!
The awards will be presented on April 6, 2014, at the Opening Session of the AAPG Convention in Houston, TX.
Click here to read more about the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award.
Congratulations to 2013 GPS Division Graduates –
Congratulations to the Geological & Planetary Sciences Division graduates! In particular, we would like to recognize the Seismological Laboratory's Geophysics doctoral graduates (from left to right) Francisco Ortega, Jeffrey Thompson, Kristin Phillips-Alonge, Thomas Ader, and Lingsen Meng.
Seismo Lab graduate student, Dongzhou Zhang, a member of Jennifer Jackson's research group, received the Student Poster Award at the Advanced Photon Source Users Meeting held May 6- 9, 2013. His poster was titled "Fast-Temperature-Readout Spectrometer for Atomic Dynamics Measurements". Congratulations, Dongzhou!
Seismo Lab mineral physicist Jennifer Jackson has developed a new melt-detection method to measure the melting point of iron under extreme pressure. This method attempts to emulate the conditions found in Earth's core. Click here to read more about her discoveries.
Click here to see the article in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
The EGU Awards and Medals program recognizes scientists for their outstanding research contribution in Earth, planetary and space sciences, and identifies the awardees as role models for the next generation of young scientists. They released the names of the 41 recipients of the 2013 Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Young Scientists Awards.
The prizes will be presented at the 2013 EGU General Assembly in Vienna on April 7-12, 2013.
Click here to view all of the recpients of the 2013 Awards and Medals