Congratulations to all those that entered the GeoPRISMS Student Prize. Of all the quality entries, this page recognizes those that were most highly rated by the judges. Many of the outstanding presentations are available to download via the links from this page.
The GeoPRISMS Prize accepts international entries from any student who can establish a topical link between their research and a stated aim of a GeoPRISMS Program Initiative. To date, winners and honorable mentions have come from both the U.S. and abroad and have gone to around the same number of male and female entrants, and poster and oral presentations.
Thank you to the Judges and the students who entered, whose efforts allow the GeoPRISMS Student Prize to take place. We are also grateful to AGU for their cooperation and assistance with logistics before, during, and after the meeting.
Poster Presentation Winner
Kristin Morell – Penn State
Rock uplift and transient landscape development in response to subduction of the Cocos Ridge, Central American Volcanic Arc
Coauthors: Eric Kirby, Donald Fisher, Matthijs Van Soest
From the Judges: “Nicely organized presentation about a topic of great regional interest.”
Oral Presentation Winner
Linda Chernak – Brown University
Experimental Deformation of Dehydrating Antigorite: Challenging Models of Dehydration Embrittlement
Coauthors: Greg Hirth
From the Judges:“Exciting results presented clearly, succinctly, and by somebody who clearly has deep understanding of their implications.”
MaryJo Brounce – University of Rhode Island
Variations in Fe oxidation state at arc volcanoes driven by degassing and crystallization
Coauthors: Katherine Kelley, Elizabeth Cottrell
From the Judges:“Excellent and difficult science” “Cutting edge” “First order discovery” “Excelent understanding and presentation” “Vivacious personal presence”
Nathaniel Miller – MIT/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Growth of Sediment Diapirs in Subduction Zones
Coauthors: Mark D. Behn
From the Judges:“Exciting science, very innovative approach to the problem, has clearly mastered the complexities of the modeling and understands the nuances of interpretation” “Well presented.”
Erin Todd – UC Santa Cruz
The Same Variably Enriched Mantle Wedge in the SW Pacific from Arc Birth to Death
Coauthors: James B. Gill
From the Judges:“Outstanding passion, maturity, and knowledge.”
Tamara Worzewski, IFM-GEOMAR
The Cycle of Hydration and Fluid Release in the Costa Rican Subduction Zone imaged through electromagnetic soundings: Where has all the water gone?
Coauthors: Marion Jegen, Heidrun Kopp, Heinrich Brasse, Waldo Taylor
From the Judges:“Very original, engaging presentation on a innovative method for exploring subduction zones” “Presenter owned the project”
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