Front Row from left to right: Jessie McCraw, Guang Zhai, Kristen Whitney, Gayatri Marliyana, Ravidnra Dwivedi, Mike Conway Second Row from left to right: Stephen Sobansky, Enrique Chon, Joseph Valachovic, Marie De los Santos, Bob Kamilli, Angel Garcia Third Row fron left to right: Brian St. Clair, Katherine Sheppard, Steve Semken, Jordan Abell, Nathaniel Borneman, Carl Bowser, Michelle Dafov, Gordon Haxel, Harold Linder (Photo taken by Nyal Niemuth)
The Arizona Geological Society thanks the students, judges (Carl Bowser, Gordon Haxel and Nyal Niemuth), and our corporate sponsors (Geotemps and SRK Consulting), who participated in our annual student poster event at Arizona State University on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Bob Kamilli Steve Semken
Special thanks goes to Bob Kamalli (AGS Vice President, Programs) and Steve Semken (Associate Professor, Arizona State University), who spent countless hours of working behind the scene to make this event a success.
Mike Conway, AGS President, congratulates first prize ($500) winner, Jordan Abell, an undergraduate at the U of A, whose poster topic was: "Geochronology Study of the Loess Plateau for Comparative Statistical Analyses and its Effect on Asian Paleoclimate"
Mike Conway, AGS President, congratulates Michelle Dafov, an undergraduate from the U of A, who received an honorable mention ($50) for her poster; "Lu-HF Isotopic Trends during Shallow Subduction and Foundering of the Farallon Slab and the Resultant Magmatic Sweep Across the Southwestern U. S."
Mike Conway, AGS President, congratulates Marie Glenyss De los Santos, a graduate Student from the U of A, who received an honorable mention ($50) for her poster; "Paleoenvironments and Age Analysis of the Lobo Formation: A Laramide Syntectonic Deposit in southern New Mexico"
Mike Conway, AGS President, congratulates Kristen Whitney, a graduate student from ASU, who received an honorable mention ($50) for her poster; "Role of Biological Soil Crusts in Hydrologic Modeling of Western High-desert Ecosystems"
Other Student Participants
Enrique Chon, Undergraduate Student, U of A: Evaluating Fault Slip Rates Beneath the Northern Apennines, Italy Using Present-day Site Velocities Measured by GPS
Michelle Dafov, Undergraduate Student, U of A: British Columbia Coast Mountains Metasedimentary Rocks: Age Constraints and Provenance
Michelle Dafov, Undergraduate Student, U of A: Zircon Ages from Jack Hills Quartzite, Australia
Ravidnra Dwivedi, Graduate Student, U of A: Similarities and Differences between Transport of a Solute and Water Age Mass: Why is the Picture so Blurry?
Angel A. Garcia, Jr., Graduate Student, ASU: Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Teach Geosciences: An Ethnogeology Study in the Caribbean
Jesse McCraw, Undergraduate Student, U of A: Detrital Zircon Analysis of Rock Slabs from Brazil for Provenance, Absolute Age and Regional Geohistory Study
Jesse McCraw, Undergraduate Student, U of A: Detrital Zircon Age Analysis of the Jacks Hills Quartzite Conglomerate
Brian St. Clair, Graduate Student, ASU: Detailed Geochemical Analysis of Arizona Acid Mine Drainage Reveals Energy Availability to Microbial Metabolism
Katherine Sheppard, Undergraduate Student, ASU: Modeling Basalt Genesis in the Lassen Volcanic Center
Stephen Sobansky, Undergraduate Student, U of A: Attempt to Constrain Initiation of the southern Tibetan Detachment System using U-Pb Geochronology and Temporal Evolution of Associated Intrusions
Joseph Michael Valachovic, Undergraduate, U of A: Preliminary Results from HSPDP Drill Site Utilizing LOI to Understand Paleoclimate-Environmental Context for Human Evolution in the North Awash Osi Isi
Guang Zhai, Graduate Student, ASU: Time-Dependent Deformation Source Model of Kilauea Volcano Inferred from InSAR Time Series and Inverse Modeling
Poster presentations were given in the Third Floor Lobby (also known as the Crater Carpet) of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building at Arizona State University