Student Research Symposium Awards

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Clockwise: Undergraduate Carole Lakrout shares her research on speleothems; graduate student Kristian Chan (left) talks with Professor Bayani Cardenas; graduate student Eric Goldfarb (left) among research symposium participants.

In February 2020, the Jackson School’s Graduate Student Executive Committee hosted its 9th Annual Research Symposium. Winners and honorable mentions are as follows:


1st Place: Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland: Kinematic development and structural architecture of the southern Central Andean fold-thrust belt (31-33°S): implications for Andean deformation modes and driving mechanisms

2nd Place: Brandon Shuck: Strike-Slip Enables Subduction Initiation Beneath a Failed Rift: New Seismic Constraints from Puysegur Margin, New Zealand

Honorable Mention: Sophie Goliber: Characterizing buoyant conditions of marine-terminating glaciers in West Greenland


1st Place: Esben Pedersen: Recovery After Ocean Anoxic Events: A Closer Look at the Carbonate Factory Response Preserved in The Pearsall Formation in Central Texas Following OAE 1

2nd Place: Micaela Pedrazas Hinojos: Ice-free beaches and lagoon sediment in the Arctic coast

Honorable Mention: Samuel Robbins: Constraining the tectono-thermal evolution of the Egyptian Red Sea margin: linking observations from the proximal to the hyperextended rift domain


1st Place: Michelle Tebolt: The Geometry of Fan Features on Mars

2nd Place: Cole Speed: Linking Geomorphology and Stratigraphy at an Ancient Fluvial Avulsion Node: An example from the Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, Eastern Utah, USA

Honorable Mention: Ethan Conrad: Plexiglass melt during rotaryshear experiments as an analog of pseudotachylite formation


1st Place: Carole Lakrout: Biotic Influence on Speleothem Morphology

2nd Place: Ryan Herring: Deducing the Timing and Magnitude of Late Quaternary Mississippi River Deltaic Progradation and Retrogradation Coeval with the Waning Phase of the Last Glacio-eustatic Cycle by Modeling Volumetric Flooding Rate and Sediment Discharge Since the Cessation of the Late Wisconsin Glacial Stage

Honorable Mention: Anthony Edgington: Stratigraphic Architecture and Provenance of the Cretaceous Cerro Barcino Formation, Patagonian Broken Foreland Basin, Southern Argentina


1st Place: David Mohrig Research Group

2nd Place: Daniella Rempe Research Group