Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Sarah George

Sarah  George
B.A., Geosciences, Wellesley College, 2014
Ph.D., Geological Science, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2019

Mobile: (832)518-6981
Office: JSG 5.342
Mailcode: C1160


My research focuses on elucidating the timing and mechanisms of shortening, exhumation, and basin evolution in the Eastern Cordillera of northern Peru and Ecuador. By integrating U-Pb geochronology and measured sections from Cenozoic hinterland basins with (U-Th)/He thermochronology and mapping on uplifted Mesozoic and basement units, I will provide a detailed chronology of the uplifts that link the Northern and Central Andes.

Current Research Projects

(NSF-FESD) Amazon Andes Geo - Genomics: Integrating Geology and Genetics to Investigate the Evolution of Biodiversity in the Amazon and Andean Forest

William R. Muehlberger Field Geology Fund - Jackson School of Geosciences (2017)

Charles A. & June R.P. Ross Research Fund - GSA (2017)

Research Grant - Society of Sedimentary Geology (2016)

Robert K. DeFord Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016)

Gordon I. Atwater Memorial Grant - AAPG (2016)

Best Early Career Graduate Poster - Jackson School of Geosciences Symposium (2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship - NSF (2015 - 2018)

Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2015)

Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant - American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation (2015)

Research Grant - Society of Sedimentary Geology (2015)

Indiana University Field Camp Merit Scholarship - Anadarko Petroleum (2014)

Margaret D. Thompson Award for scholarship in the geosciences - Wellesley College (2014)

Sarah F. Langer Memorial Award for curiosity in the geosciences - Wellesley College (2013)

Student Representative, Annual Program Committee, Geological Society of America (2017 - 2019)

Vice President, Graduate Student Executive Committee, Jackson School of Geosciences (2016 - 2017)

Graduate Student Representative, Research Policy Committee, University of Texas

Making mountains: implications for earthquake and volcanic hazards, biodiversity, and petroleum basin development, Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition, Washington D.C. (2017)

Basin evolution in northern Peru: Implications for the growth of topographic barriers linking the Central and Northern Andes., Landmark Innovation Forum and Expo, Houston, TX (2016)

Detrital Provenance Record of the Pre-Andean to Modern Tectonics in the Northern Andes: Examples from Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, AGU, (2015)

Post-9.5 Ma tilting of the Dublin Hills: Mechanisms of crustal extension in the Death Valley region, eastern California, GSA, Denver (2013)

Age Distribution and Composition of Detrital Zircons in the Permian Brushy Canyon Formation, Delaware Basin, West Texas, GSA, Gunnison (2013)

Geochemical Leaching of Alkaline Batteries: Implications for Landfill Disposal and Remediation of Lead Contaminated Compost, GSA, Charlotte, SC (2012)