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2019-20 Graduate Student Awards and Degrees

Congratulations to the following students who received awards and special recognition for their efforts in 2019-20 and to the students who graduated.

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • Adam Benfield - Center for Landscape Dynamics Research Award
  • Julia Carr - Grand Prize winner (one of eight) for the 2019 AGU Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition
  • Si Chen - stipend from the ASTRO research program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and a free admission to NX School (National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering)
  • Joanmarie Del Vecchio - Winner of the 2019 Wiley Award from the British Society of Geomorphology
  • Alejandra Domic - (postdoc)- Marie Curie award granted by the National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia
  • Arnold Eatmon – College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Graduate Fellow for Science Advocacy and Diversity for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
  • Arnold Eatmon – College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Jay M. and Katherine Definis Outstanding Student Leadership Award
  • Troy Ferland - 2019-2020 GSA Charles A. and June R.P. Ross Research Fund Recipient.
  • Victor Garcia - GSA Graduate Geoscience Research Grant
  • Katie Horisk - Cleveland Museum of Natural History Hoskins Grant
  • Sofia Johnson-Gutiérrez - College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Graduate Fellow for Science Advocacy and Diversity for 2020-2021
  • Kirsty McKenzie - AGeS2 Geochronology Research Award from GSA to quantify differential uplift across the Yaquina Bay fault, Oregon using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) of marine terraces sands.
  • Collin Oborn – earned an Honorable Mention for his NSF graduate student research fellowship application
  • Emily Schwans - Member of the Science Organization Committee for the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) Next Generation meeting last year, a key effort as part of the large international ITGC.
  • Srisharan Shreedharan - Schlanger Ocean Discovery Fellowship awardee for the 2019-20 year
  • Guangchi Xing - Dr. and Mrs. S. Norman Domenico Scholarship by SEG

Degrees awarded 2019-20

Fall 2019

  • Perri Silverhart, M.S.
  • Cathleen Bressers, M.S.
  • Damaris Wyatt, M.S.
  • Chloe Stanton, M.S.
  • Aoshuang Ji, M.S.
  • Abby Kenigsberg, Ph.D
  • David Yoxtheimer, Ph.D.
  • Judith Sclafani, Ph.D.
  • Thamer Alotaibi, Ph.D.
  • Virginia Marcon, Ph.D.

Spring 2020

(No M.S. graduates)

  • Allison Karp, Ph.D.
  • Austin White-Gaynor, Ph.D.
  • Erica Pitcavage, Ph.D.