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Master’s Saturday

The Master of Science (MS) degree at the Jackson School of Geosciences is considered to be the professional degree for a career in the Geosciences. This degree is the foundation for students pursuing employment in the petroleum industry, environmental and hydrogeological fields, state and federal government agencies, and other related geoscience fields. Some students also use the MS degree as preparation for pursuing a Ph.D. The Energy & Earth Resources Interdisciplinary program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource-related fields. The private sector and government organizations face a growing need for professionals that can plan, evaluate, and manage complex resource projects, commonly international in scope, which often include partners with a variety of professional backgrounds. As requirements for these degrees, students must present a professional talk on Master’s Saturday.

Master’s Saturday Agenda May 2, 2020

Use this link to watch the talks.

Session 1: Advances in Sedimentary Rock Systems: From Texas to Beyond

Session Chair: Benjamin E Rendall

8:30am to 8:45am Nelson William Waltrip EVALUATION OF REGIONAL TRENDS IN PRODUCTION FOR OLMOS AND LOWER WILCOX LOBO TRENDS, ONSHORE SOUTH TEXAS, USA (John W. Snedden, Richard Chuchla)
8:45am to 9:00am Andrew Kearny Roberts THE PENNSYLVANIAN LOWER STRAWN GROUP, JACK AND WISE COUNTIES, FORT WORTH BASIN: FACIES DISTRIBUTION AND STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE (Ronald Steel  and William Ambrose)
9:00am to 9:15am Esben Pedersen CARBONATE FACTORY RECOVERY FOLLOWING OCEANIC ANOXIC EVENTS: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COW CREEK MEMBER OF THE PEARSALL FORMATION IN CENTRAL TEXAS (Charles Kerans and Toti Larson)
9:15am to 9:30am Juan Pablo Acevedo ANALYSIS OF WASTEWATER INJECTION AND PROSPECT REGIONS FOR INDUCED SEISMICITY IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE, USA (Michael H. Young)
9:30am to 9:45am Samuel Grant Robbins CONSTRAINING THE TECTONO-THERMAL EVOLUTION OF THE EGYPTIAN RED SEA MARGIN: LINKING OBSERVATIONS FROM THE PROXIMAL TO HYPEREXTENDED RIFT DOMAIN (Daniel F. Stockli)
9:45am to 10:00am Leo Zeng QUANTITATIVE GEOMORPHOLOGY OF A MIXED CARBONATE SILICICLASTIC SHELF-TO-BASIN SUBMARINE DRAINAGE SYSTEM, MIOCENE, BROWSE BASIN, NORTHWEST SHELF OF AUSTRALIA (Xavier Janson)
10:00am to 10:15am Sinong Lin PROVENANCE, GEOCHRONOLOGY AND SEDIMENTARY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CAMPANIAN M1 SANDSTONE, ORIENTE BASIN, ECUADOR (Ronald J. Steel and Cornel Olariu)

Session 2: Energy, Climate, and Water (starts at 1.51 in the ZOOM video)

Session Chair: Natchanan Doungkaew

10:30am to 10:45am Achmad Zulfikar Khomaini ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY CERTIFICATE TRADING IN TEXAS (David B Spence and Jay Zarnikau)
10:45am to 11:00am Dilge Güldehen Kânoğlu Özkan THE SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT: EVIDENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES (Richard J. Chuchla and John C. Butler)
11:00am to 11:15am Jennifer E. Sauer 24X7 LOAD MATCHING WITH WIND, SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC, AND BATTERY STORAGE POWER PLANTS (John C. Butler)
11:15am to 11:30am PAPER WITHDRAWN
11:30am to 11:45am Hunter Manlove THE CHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF MUNICIPAL WATER IN THE NATURAL HYDROLOGIC SYSTEM: URBANIZING WATERSHEDS (Jay Banner)
11:45am to 12:00pm Stephanie Arnold OPERATING AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL, ENGINEERED, AND NATURAL SYSTEMS: THE HYDROLOGIC IMPACT OF GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE BASED ON ADOPTION RATES (Kasey Faust)
12:00pm to 12:15pm Laura Emilia Sigelmann CLIMATE CHANGE AND MIGRATION IN CAMBODIA: AN ANALYSIS OF SPATIOTEMPORAL TRENDS IN WATER AVAILABILITY AND MIGRATION (Bridget Scanlon and Joshua Busby)

Session 3: Patterns and Technology in Earth Sciences (starts at 3.37 in the ZOOM video)

Session Chair: Wade L Aubin

12:30pm-12:45pm Nicole Guinn CHARACTERIZING THE EVOLUTION OF DYNAMIC PRESSURE RESULTING FROM THE 18 MAY 1980 PYROCLASTIC DENSITY CURRENT OF MT. ST. HELENS USING TREE DAMAGE (Jim Gardner)
12:45pm-1:00pm Austin Francis Rechner A COMPARISON OF TRANSPIRATION RATES FROM THREE SEMI-ARID TREE SPECIES IN RESPONSE TO PARTIAL STAND CLEARING (Ashley Matheny)
1:00pm-1:15pm Michelle Pedrazas PATTERNS OF WEATHERING IN SEDIMENTARY BEDROCK ACROSS A SEQUENCE OF REPEATING RIDGES AND VALLEYS (Daniella Rempe)
1:15pm-1:30pm Victoria Sanchez Ibarra CAN WE MEASURE EQUITABLE ACCESS AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL AND NATURAL SYSTEMS? A LOOK AT THE SPATIAL AND SOCIAL DISTRIBUTION OF URBAN PARKS (Kasey M. Faust)
1:30pm-1:45pm Emily Camille Pease THEORY-GUIDED DATA SCIENCE: COMBINING MACHINE LEARNING WITH DOMAIN EXPERTISE TO PREDICT SPRINGFLOW (Suzanne A. Pierce)
1:45pm-2:00pm Jackson Tomski RESERVOIR PARAMETER ESTIMATION BY SEISMIC INVERSION AND MACHINE LEARNING (Mrinal K. Sen)
2:00-2:15pm Micaela Pedrazas Hinojosa ICE-FREE LAGOON SEDIMENT IN AREAS OF ‘CONTINUOUS’ ARCTIC PERMAFROST REVEALED THROUGH ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IMAGING (M. Bayani Cardenas)

Master’s Saturday Agenda May 4, 2019

BEST TALK: Jacob Makis GEOCHEMISTRY AND ZIRCON U/PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF THE ERTSBERG PLUTON, ERTSBERG-GRASBERG MINING DISTRICT, PAPUA, INDONESIA: MAGMA CHAMBER RECHARGE AND MIXING (Mark Cloos)

Sponsored by Hess Corporation

8:00am to 8:30am Breakfast Tacos, Holland Family Student Center and Patio
8:30am to 10:00am Session 1: Focus on Energy, JGB 2.216
Session 2: Indonesia and Beyond, JGB 3.222
10:00am to 10:30am Break/Discussion Coffee provided in the Holland Family Student Center and Patio
10:30am to 12:15pm Session 3: Fluids and its Records, JGB 2.216
Session 4: Exploring the Underground, JGB 3.222
12:15pm to 1:00pm Lunch, Holland Family Student Center and Patio
1:00 pm DGS Award Ceremony: Best Talk announced JGB 2.216

Session 1: Focus on Energy, JGB 2.216

Session Chairs: Dallas Dunlap

8:30am to 8:45am Chinelo Agbim RESIDENTIAL TEXAS ENERGY POVERTY: A STUDY COMPARING SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURES OF ENERGY POVERTY (Kasey Faust)
8:45am to 9:00am Matthew Haley MODERNIZING COMMERCIAL RATE DESIGN TO ALIGN THE PRIVATE BENEFITS OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WITH SYSTEM AND SOCIAL WELFARE (Fred Beach)
9:00am to 9:15am Cody Hoffman BOOM OR BUST: TEXAS OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY FACES ECONOMIC CHALLENGES  (Fred Beach)
9:15am to 9:30am Mark Reid ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EU ETS THROUGH THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR (Carey King)
9:30am to 9:45am Izaak Ruiz CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HIGH ISLAND 24L FIELD FOR MODELING AND ESTIMATING CO2 STORAGE CAPACITY IN THE OFFSHORE TEXAS STATE WATERS, GULF OF MEXICO (Timothy A. Meckel)
9:45am to 10:00am James Joseph Corboy TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE FILM SWITCH AS A TEACHING TOOL TO IMPROVE ENERGY LITERACY (Scott Tinker)

Session 2: Indonesia and Beyond, JGB 3.222

Session Chairs: Lily Jackson

8:30am to 8:45am Dong Hyun Kim ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT FOR THE SOUTH SUMATRA NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PROJECT IN INDONESIA (David J. Eaton)
8:45am to 9:00am Josia Timothy Simanjuntak CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHALE GAS IN INDONESIA (William Fisher and Svetlana Ikonnikova)
9:00am to 9:15am Jacob Makis GEOCHEMISTRY AND ZIRCON U/PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF THE ERTSBERG PLUTON, ERTSBERG-GRASBERG MINING DISTRICT, PAPUA, INDONESIA: MAGMA CHAMBER RECHARGE AND MIXING (Mark Cloos)
9:15am to 9:30am Clara Jean Brennan LASER STEP-HEATING AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 4HE PARENT NUCLIDE ZONATION FOR ZIRCON 4HE/3HE THERMOCHRONOMETRY (Daniel Stockli)
9:30am to 9:45am Yining Wang FORMATION OF DENSE PYROCLASTS BY SINTERING OF ASH PARTICLES DURING THE 1991 MT. PINATUBO PRECLIMACTIC ERUPTIONS (James Gardner)

Session 3: Fluids and its Records, JGB 2.216

Session Chairs: Sophie A Goliber and Clara Brennan

10:30am to 10:45am Lakin K. Beal SOURCES AND PROCESSES OF IMPACTS ON STREAM WATER EVOLUTION IN A RAPIDLY URBANIZING WATERSHED IN AUSTIN, TX (Jay L. Banner)
10:45am to 11:00am Sydney Kase TEXAS GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT POLICY: CONTENT MINING AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS (Sheila Olmstead)
11:00am to 11:15am Kendra Bunnell THE RESPONSE OF CENTRAL TEXAS CAVE DRIP SITES TO EXTREME EVENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PALEOCLIMATOLOGY (Jay L. Banner)
11:15am to 11:30am Gabriel Giacomone CHARACTERISTIC TRENDS WITHIN LOBES AND LOBE COMPLEXES OF A COARSE-GRAINED FAN, LOS MOLES FM, NEUQUEN BASIN, ARGENTINA (Ronald J. Steel and Cornel Olariu)
11:30am to 11:45am Paul Southard IMPACT OF RIPARIAN VEGETATION ON MORPHOLOGY OF DRYLAND CHANNELS: INSIGHTS FROM SPRING-FED CHANNELS IN HENRY MOUNTAINS, UT (Joel Johnson)
11:45am to 12:00pm Nam Phuong Pham AUTOMATIC CHANNEL DETECTION USING DEEP LEARNING (Sergey Fomel)
12:00pm to 12:15pm Michael McCann LOW-FREQUENCY ATTENUATION MEASUREMENTS OF FLUIDS (Kyle Spikes and Nicola Tisato)

Session 4: Exploring the Underground, JGB 3.222

Session Chairs: Lily Jackson and Kiara Gomez

10:30am to 10:45am Ben Gremillion SEISMIC IMAGE INTERPOLATION FROM IRREGULAR LOCATIONS TO A 3D GRID (Sergey Fomel)
10:45am to 11:00am Omar Ramirez Garcia GEOLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING FOR QUANTIFYING CO2 STORAGE CAPACITY OF THE HIGH ISLAND 10-L FIELD IN TEXAS STATE WATERS, OFFSHORE GULF OF MEXICO (Timothy A. Meckel and Richard J. Chuchla)
11:00am to 11:15am Sarah Prentice THE EFFECT OF METHANE AND FLUID GEOMETRY ON CO2 ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  (Susan Hovorka and William Fisher)
11:15am to 11:30am Fernando Agustin Apango Perez ANALYSIS OF HYDROCARBON UNDER-FILLED MIOCENE DEEP-WATER RESERVOIRS, EASTERN MEXICO OFFSHORE (John W. Snedden and Richard J. Chuchla)
11:30am to 11:45am Peter Schemper DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS, LITHOFACIES, AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE JURASSIC (OXFORDIAN) SMACKOVER AND BUCKNER FORMATIONS IN VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TEXAS: A TYPE-CORE SECTION (Bob Loucks and Qilong Fu)
11:45am to 12:00pm Cody Draper WOLFCAMPIAN SHELF-TO-BASIN STRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK OF THE CENTRAL BASIN PLATFORM AND MIDLAND BASIN, ANDREWS COUNTY, TEXAS (Charlie Kerans)
12:00pm to 12:15pm Tiannong Dong TIME- AND SPACE-DEPENDENT STOICHIOMETRY EVOLUTION OF METHANE HYDRATE FORMATION IN GLASS BEADS (Peter Flemings)