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
Timing and dynamics of dike intrusions in Afar, Ethiopia: Faulting above dikes
Coauthors: Cindy Ebinger, Dustin Cote
From the Judges: “Demonstrated mastery of background, technique, and interpretation of seismic activity associated with dike emplacement in the East Africa Rift”
Oral Presentation Winner
Christie Regalla – Penn State University
An alternative mechanism for forearc subsidence along the Northeast Japan erosive margin?
Coauthors: Donald Fisher, Kevin Furlong, Eric Kirby
From the Judges: “Christine’s talk was well-delivered and well-structured” “She smoothly presented her data, results, conclusions, and the significance of her results”
Brett Carpenter – Penn State University
Mineralogical Controls of Fault Healing in Natural and Simulated Gouges with Implications for Fault Zone Processes and the Seismic Cycle
Coauthors: Matt Ikari, Chris Marone
From the Judges: “The significance of this work is very high” “The student provided very detailed and thorough explanations and handled questions very effectively”
Jamie Howarth – University of Otago
Reconstructing earthquake-driven erosion in the Southern Alps, New Zealand using the sedimentary record
Coauthors: Sean Fitzsimons, Richard Norris, Geraldine Jacobsen, Delia Strong
From the Judges: “Excellent poster and presentation in all respects’ “Presenter shows a strong command of knowledge and extensive breadth in research” “Excellent discussion”
Jean-Arthur Olive – MIT
Evidence for Trench-normal Flow Beneath the Western Hellenic Slab from Shear-wave Splitting Analysis
Coauthors: Stephane Rondenay, Frederick Pearce
From the Judges: “Impressive depth of knowledge, focus on undersatnding observations and integration of data from other studies to provide and original interpretation” “Very rigorous” “It was outstanding”
Gemma Smith – National Oceanography Center
Fault structure, properties and activity of the Makran Accretionary Prism and implications for seismogenic potential
Coauthors: Lisa McNeill, Timothy J Henstock, Jon Bull
From the Judges: “Best student talk I saw at the meeting” “Quite impressed with her presentation, thoughtful suggestions, and knowledge of the field”