MARGINS Student Prize
AGU Fall Meeting, 2005

Congratulations to all those that entered the MARGINS Student Prize, AGU Fall Meeting, 2005. 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 MARGINS Prize accepts international entries from any student who can establish a topical link between their research and a stated aim of a MARGINS 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 MARGINS Student Prize to take place. We are also grateful to AGU for their cooperation and assistance with logistics before, during and after the meeting.

The MARGINS Office

Winner

Name and School:

Erik Kneller, University of Michigan
Title of Abstract:
Finite Strain in the Forearc Mantle: Testing the B-type Fabric Anisotropy
Hypothesis
Student's Comment:
I am honored and thankful for being awarded first place in this
competition. This acknowledgement is an inspiration and strengthens my
desire to continue my scientific research. I thank MARGINS for
providing this opportunity and NSF for giving support.
From the Judges:
"Shocked this was a student"; "very impressive talk"; "outstanding scientific effort"
Co-Authors:
Peter E. van Keken
Shun-ichiro Karato
Jeffrey Park

Honorable Mentions

Name and School:
David Abt, Brown University
Title of Abstract:
Shear-wave Splitting Tomography in the Central American Mantle Wedge
Student's Comment:
I am quite honored to be recognized among so many excellent presentations, and I very much appreciate the opportunity this Student Prize offers to share my research with others interested in MARGINS-related initiatives.
From the Judges:
"Strong understanding of the science and where it fits in with larger issues"; "Clear slides, clear logic, excellent science problem and approach"
Co-Authors:
K.M. Fischer
L. Martin
G.A. Abers
J.M. Protti
V. Gonzalez
W. Strauch
Name and School:
Peter LaFemina, University of Miami
Title of Abstract:
Subduction of an Aseismic Ridge: Interseismic Deformation above the
Cocos Ridge, Costa Rica
Student's Comment:
I am honored to be recognized by the MARGINS community for the SEIZE
research that my colleagues and I are conducting. I have benefited greatly
from the MARGINS program through funding for our research and student
travel to MARGINS workshops. I hope that this program continues to thrive
in the coming years.
From the Judges:
"An excellent talk"; "definitely a top candidate"
Co-Authors:
T. Dixon
S. Schwartz
M. Protti
V. Gonzalez
Name and School:
Christina Plattner, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Title of Abstract:
Is Baja California part of the Pacific plate?
Student's Comment:
It's a great honor for me to be awarded by MARGINS and I'm happy that the importance of my project is acknowledged so well. This is very encouraging and motivating for going on with it.
From the Judges:
"Top notch"; "Really nice study"; "Enthusiastic and clear presentation"; "Clearly in command of the material"
Co-Authors:
R. Malservisi
T.H. Dixon
P. LaFemina
G. Schmalzle
J. Fletcher
F. Suarez-Vidal
Name and School:
Michelle Salmon, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Title of Abstract:
Seismic Attenuation, Temperature, H2O, Mantle Melting and Rock Uplift,
Central North Island New Zealand
Student's Comment:
With all the fantastic MARGINS presentations at AGU this year I feel extremely grateful to have received an honorable mention. Thanks to all the judges, it must have been a hard job.
From the Judges:
"One of the best student (and non-student) presentations I have seen"; "good presenter, and topical problem"; "clearly informed and able to answer probing questions"
Co-Authors:
Martha Savage
Tim Stern

 


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