Arizona Geological Society

Third Annual AGS Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Event


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 second prize ($250) winner, Nathaniel Borneman, a graduate student at ASU, whose poster topic was: "Age of the Shyok Suture in Ladakh, Northernmost India and Implications for Offset Along the Karakoram Fault"



Mike Conway, AGS President, congratulates third prize ($150) winner, Gayatri Indah Marliyana, a graduate student at ASU, whose poster topic was: "Tectonic Geomorphology of the Hanging Wall Blocks of the Cimandiri Fault Zone, West Java, Indonesia"




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


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