Awards

2015 Categories – Each Judging Category has a 1st and 2nd place winner. For the 2015 Symposium, we are adding  the chance to have up to 3 honorable mentions per category!

**Monetary 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 2014 winners!

Undergraduate Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Audrey Eljuri (ageljuri@sbcglobal.net)
‘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 (jmzurbuchen@gmail.com)
‘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 Davis (buddavis@utexas.edu)
‘A New Tectonic Model for the Breakup of India and East Antarctica’
2nd Place: Jacob Jordan (jjakejordan@utexas.edu)
‘Reactive melt transport in binary solid solution’
Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Felicia Kulp (fkulp@utexas.edu)
‘Examination of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) Feather Microstructure ‘
2nd Place: Michael Cronin (mcronin@utexas.edu)
‘Core-scale heterogeneity and dual-permeability pore structure in the Barnett Shale’
Late-Career PhD Best Poster Award: 1st Place: Marie G. Cavitte (mcavitte@ig.utexas.edu)
‘Constraints on transient fast flow at South Pole in the last glacial cycle’
2nd Place: Rattanaporn Fong-Ngern (rattanapornf@utexas.edu)
‘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

 

Congratulations to our 2013 winners!

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 theTexas 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 Winners:

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