In this inaugural issue of the EAS Newsletter, department chair Tom Lapen provides an overview of recent changes, opportunities, and successes in the department.
In This Issue
Awards & Honors
- Dr. Leon Thomsen Elected to National Academy of Engineering
- Dr. James Flynn Named Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors
- Graduate Students Presley Greer, Abraham Okayli Masaryk, Sui Jia, Sara Rojas, and Hadi Zanganeh Kia Awarded EAS Student Research Grants in Fall 2022
EAS has Excellent Showing at Geological Society of America Meeting
The department was represented with 14 presentations and posters involving students and faculty.
Doctoral Student Veronica Guzman Develops New Methods to Show Wastewater-induced Seismicity Caused by Increase in Pore Pressure
Guzman has been conducting a research project mapping stress change in the Delaware Basin in West Texas.
Geology Undergraduate Jarely Mendez Wins Research Fellowship with the National Energy Technology Laboratory
Mendez worked on developing a catalog and database to support modeling risks associated with geologic carbon storage in the Illinois Basin.
Doctoral Student Ruby Patterson Wins College-Level Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Her talk, “The Cosmic Library,” focused on her research in planetary geology.
Recent Ph.D. Graduate Sriharsha Thoram Studies True Polar Wander on IODP Expedition in Southern Atlantic Ocean
The project sought better understanding of the development of the Walvis Ridge, formed as the African plate drifted over the Tristan-Gough hotspot.