Awards

Each Judging Category has a 1st and 2nd place winners, with the following prizes:
1. Undergraduate Best Poster Award, 1st ($600) and 2nd ($300) place
2. Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, 1st ($800) and 2nd ($400) place (must be first year Master’s or pre-candidacy for PhD)
3. Late-Career Masters Best Poster Award, 1st ($1000) and 2nd ($500) place
4. Late-Career PhD Award, 1st ($1000) and 2nd ($500) place
5. Best-Represented Research Group, 1st ($300) and 2nd ($200) place (all students of an adviser presenting; possibility for multiple awards)

 

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

Early Career Grad

1st) Sarah George, “Basin evolution in northern Peru: Implications for the growth of topographic barriers linking the Central and Northern Andes”

2nd) Tomas Capaldi, “U-Pb geochronology of modern river sands from wedge-top foreland depo-centers; when sinks becomes the source”

Late Career Masters

1st) Kelly Regimbal, “Optimizing CMP Stacking Using the Seislet Transform”

2nd) Matt Ledvina, “Investigating the Pathways and P-T-X Conditions of Hydrothermal Fluid Flow Responsible for Cu-Au Mineralization in the Ertsberg East Skarn System, Papua, Indonesia”

Late Career PhD

1st) Mason Fried, “Mass Loss Down Under: Distributed Subglacial Discharge Drives Significant Submarine Melt at a Tidewater Glacier”

2nd) Romy Hanna, “3D measurement of fine-grained rims in CM Murchison using XCT”

Undergrad

1st) Susannah Morey, “The Evolution of the Surveyor Fan and Channel System, Gulf of Alaska Based on Core-Log-Seismic Integration at IODP Site U1417”

2nd) Natalie Raia, “Petrogenesis of Cycladic Serpentinites: Understanding the Tectonic History Preserved in Metamorphic Rocks in Syros, Greece”

Best Represented Group

1st) Whitney Behr

2nd) Sergey Fomel

 

Past winners:

2015:

Undergraduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Emilie Gentry, ‘Pseudotachylites in the footwall of the Whipple detachment: implications of seismicity along low angle normal faults’
2nd Place: Andrew McPeak
, ‘Seamount Arrival into the Franciscan Subduction Complex at 100 2 Ma: Marin Headlands, San Francisco Bay, CA’
Honorable Mention: Laura Dafov
Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Pamela Speciale, ‘Evaluating the consistency of experimental paleopiezometers using naturally deformed rocks’
2nd Place: Tim Prather
, ‘A Combined Stratigraphic, Architectural, and Ichnologic Analysis of the Loyd Sandstone (Late Cretaceous) Near Rangely, Colorado’
Honorable Mention: Eric Peterson
Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Woong Mo Koo, ‘Architecture and Evolution of Submarine Fans Coupling With High Sediment-Supply Shelf-Margins: Maastrichtian Washakie Basin, Wyoming’
2nd Place: Aleksandr Montelli
, ‘Late Quaternary history of Bering Glacier dynamics and sedimentation’
Honorable Mention: Reed Roush
Late-Career PhD Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Stephanie Wafforn, ‘Ertsberg-Grasberg Mining District, Papua, Indonesia: Insights from Zircon U/Pb and Trace Element Analysis’
2nd Place: Rattanaporn Fong-Ngern
, ‘Clinoform Growth in a Miocene, Para-Tethyan Deep Lake Basin: Thin Topsets, Irregular Foresets, and Thick Bottomsets’
Honorable Mention: Nick Perez
Best represented Research Group Award:
1st Place: Sergey Fomel

2nd Place: Jack Holt

 

2014:

Undergraduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Audrey Eljuri, ‘The efficiency of storm water management structures, rain gardens and vegetated retention ponds, in reducing urban runoff and contaminants in downtown Austin, Texas’
2nd Place: Julie Zurbuchen, ‘Imaging Evidence for Hubbard Glacier Advances and Retreats since the Last Glacial Maximum in Disenchantment and Yakutat Bays, Alaska’
Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Joshua (Bud) Davis, ‘A New Tectonic Model for the Breakup of India and East Antarctica’
2nd Place: Jacob Jordan
, ‘Reactive melt transport in binary solid solution’
Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Felicia Kulp, ‘Examination of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) Feather Microstructure ‘
2nd Place: Michael Cronin, ‘Core-scale heterogeneity and dual-permeability pore structure in the Barnett Shale’
Late-Career PhD Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Marie G. Cavitte, ‘Constraints on transient fast flow at South Pole in the last glacial cycle’
2nd Place: Rattanaporn Fong-Ngern, ‘Peculiar deepwater slope morphology in the semi-enclosed Mio-Pliocene Dacian Basin, Romania’
Best represented Research Group Award:
1st Place: Bayani Cadenas

2nd Place: Danny Stockli

 

2013:

Undergraduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Aaron Hantsche, ‘Rare Earth Element Analysis of Anhydrite Veins and Source Magmas from the Ertsberg Mining District, Papua, Indonesia’ (SETP22)
2nd Place: Marissa Vara
, ‘Investigating ENSO Variability in the mid-Holocene using a Fossil Coral from the South Pacific’ (MG05)
Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Lauren Becker, ‘Analysis of fracture-related seismic attenuation and scattering: insights gained through numerical modeling’ (EG35)
2nd Place: Jake Jordan, ‘Shock and Rarefaction Waves in a Heterogeneous Partial Melt’ (SETP35)
Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Jessica Kopp, ‘The Effects of Varying Tectonic Subsidence in a Fluvio-Deltaic System’ (SHP27)
2nd Place: Kerstan Wallace
‘Use of 3-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling of CO2 Injection for Comparison toRegional Static Capacity Assessments of Miocene Sandstone Reservoirs in the Texas State Waters, Gulf of Mexico’ (CCG39)
Late-Career PhD Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Dusty Schroeder, ‘Configuration of Subglacial Water and Sediments Beneath Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica: Context for a Potential Melt-Water-Intensive Grounding-Line-Retreat’ (SHP01)
2nd Place: Paul Betka, ‘The formation of a retroarc fold-thrust belt by the closure and inversion of a back-arc basin; Patagonian-Fuegian fold-thrust belt, Chile’ (SETP21)
Best represented Research Group Award: 1st Place: Marc Hesse
2nd Place: Danny Stockli

 

2012:

Undergraduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Quinn Wenning, ‘Characterizing Reactive Flow Paths in Fractured Cement’ (EG 15)
2nd Place: Robert Zinke, ‘Pre-eruptive storage conditions and the eruption of Douglas Knob obsidian lava dome, Yellowstone Caldera’ (SETP 29)
Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place:  Qinjian Jin, ‘The Change in Wind and Dust Storm in the Middle East in multi-decadal scale and Their Correlations’ (CCG-09)
2nd Place:  Maureen LeVoir, ‘Preliminary analysis of the Baranof Fan system, Gulf of Alaska, based on 2D seismic reflection and multibeam bathymetry data’, (MG06)
Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Bryant Kopriva, ‘Stratigraphic Response of Variable Mini-Basin Subsidence Patterns Due to Autogenic Effects’ (SHP 08)
2nd Place: Justin Fitch, ‘Retroarc foreland basin evolution during Paleogene shortening, northern Altiplano plateau, southern Peru’ (SETP 13)
Late-Career PhD Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Charles Brothers, ‘New constraints on the formation of Abalos Mensa, Planum Boreum Mars from radar stratigraphy and high-resolution imagery’ (PS01)
2nd Place: Ethan Lake, ‘Geometric controls on large volume mid-crustal magma chambers and magma evolution zones: A 3-D modeling approach’ (SETP16)
Best represented Research Group Award: 1st Place: Danny Stockli
2nd Place: Tim Shanahan

You can only be considered for Early Career if it is your first year within the M.S. track or you are pre-candidacy for a PhD