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STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AWARDS

Tiannong “Skyler” Dong.
DGS Department Chair
Charles Kerans (left) with Nabiel Eldam
Behr research group

In February 2017 the Jackson School’s Graduate Student Executive Committee organized its 6th Annual Research Symposium. Winners and honorable mentions are as follows:

 

LATE CAREER PH.D. STUDENT

1st Place: Douglas Barber (Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes):

Linkages between orogenic plateau build-up, fold-thrust shortening, and foreland basin evolution in the Cenozoic Zagros (Iran-Iraq)

2nd Place: Tomas Capaldi (Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes):

Neogene foreland basin evolution during a shift to flat-slab
subduction in Argentina (30.5°S)

Honorable Mention: Margaret Odlum (Solid Earth & Tectonic
Processes):

Detrital zircon (U-Th)/(He-Pb) double dating of
Southern Pyrenees foreland basin fill: implications for sediment routing during tectonic inversion and orogenesis

LATE-CAREER MASTER’S STUDENT

1st Place: Nicholas Ettinger (Climate, Carbon & Geobiology):

A Multiproxy record of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in
Shallow-Water Carbonates from the Adriatic Carbonate Platform

2nd Place: Reinaldo Sabbagh Maciel (Climate, Carbon & Geobiology):

Sensitivity analysis of Lower Miocene sandstones to CO2
saturation in the inner continental shelf of the Texas Gulf of Mexico

Honorable Mention: Juan Munoz (Solid Earth & Tectonic
Processes):

Holocene Geologic Slip Rate for the Mission Creek
Strand of the southern San Andreas fault, Indio Hills, California

EARLY-CAREER GRADUATE STUDENT

1st Place: Allison Lawman (Climate, Carbon & Geobiology):

A Coral-based Reconstruction of Interannual Climate Variability at Vanuatu during the Medieval Climate Anomaly (950–1250 CE)

2nd Place: Kelly Thomson (Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes):

Tracing Environmental Signals from Source to Sink: Zircon
(U-Th)/(He-Pb) Double Dating Applied to the Foreland Basins of the South Central Pyrenees, Spain

Honorable Mention: Brandon Shuck (Marine Geosciences):

Evolution of the Upper Lithosphere in the ENAM Area from 3-D Wide-Angle Seismic Data

UNDERGRADUATE

1st Place: Emilie Bowman (Solid Earth & Tectonic
Processes):

Investigating Magma Chamber Evolution using
Mafic Enclaves and Plagioclase Zoning: Grasberg Igneous
Complex, Papua, Indonesia

2nd Place: Cole Speed (Marine Geosciences):

Late Quaternary Paleochannel Systems of the East Texas Inner Continental Shelf

Honorable Mention: Cody Draper (Solid Earth & Tectonic
Processes):

Trace Elements and Oxygen Isotope Zoning of the
Sidewinder Skarn

BEST REPRESENTED RESEARCH GROUP

1st Place: Whitney Behr Research Group
2nd Place: Sergey Fomel Research Group