MARGINS Student Prize
AGU Fall Meeting, 2009

Congratulations to all those that entered the MARGINS Student Prize, AGU Fall Meeting, 2009. 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

Talks Winner

Name and School:

Scott Bennett, University of California, Davis
Transtensional Rifting in the Late Proto-Gulf of California Near Bahía Kino, Sonora, México [PDF 19.8 MB]
Student's Comment:

"I feel honored being part of the incredible community of MARGINS researchers. Thank you for the award. Looking forward, I am inspired to further tackle the scientific questions that affect our continental margins.."

From the Judges:
"Student was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Very well organized talk. Very strong presentation! Outstanding."
Co-Authors:

M E Oskin, R J Dorsey

Poster Winner

Name and School:

Laura Alisic, California Institute of Technology
Global mantle flow at ultra-high resolution: The competing influence of faulted plate margins, the strength of bending plates, and large-scale, nonlinear flow [PDF 6 MB]
Student's Comment:

"This is a great honor. I am truly excited that the work by my collaborators and me received recognition from the judges. Thank you for this opportunity! I am confident that the successor to the MARGINS initiative will continue with strength an yield important scientific results, and I look forward to be a part of this."

From the Judges:
"An extremely well presented poster on a complex topic by a student in full
control of her research. From start to finish, I found this poster presentation to be done at a very high professional and scientific level. Superb, eye-catching graphics, logical organization, clear in-person discussion and response to questions. Simply outstanding."
Co-Authors:

M Gurnis, G Stadler, C Burstedde, L C Wilcox, O Ghattas

Honorable Mentions

Name and School:
Linda Chernak, Brown University
Rheology of Antigorite Serpentinite at High Temperature and Pressure: Implications for Slab-Wedge Coupling and Intermediate Depth Seismicity
Student's Comment:
"It is truly an honor to receive recognition from MARGINS for my presentation this year. Participation in the MARGINS community has been an invaluable experience and I look forward to continued research related to the goals of the MARGINS program."
From the Judges:
"A masterful talk, really interesting topic, and lively questions handled well afterwards.."
Co-Authors:

G Hirth

Name and School:
Abhijit Ghosh, University of Washington
Tremor bands sweep Cascadia
Student's Comment:
"I thank MARGINS for this recognition. It is a great encouragement to continue to do good science in future." [PDF 20.6 MB]
From the Judges:
"Ghosh gave an excellent presentation. He was very enthusiastic, informative, answered questions very well and demonstrated a high level of understanding about the problem of earthquake tremor, a highly relevant topic for SEIZE. The data were well presented on the poster layout and the poster was easy to follow. The interpretation was very interesting and well done. This is an interesting topic that made for an interesting discussion by Ghosh."
Co-Authors:

J E Vidale, J R Sweet, K C Creager, A Wech, H Houston

Name and School:
Pamela Moyer, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Apparent Stress Variations at the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica and the Role of Subducting Topography [PDF 1.9 MB]
Student's Comment:
"I am honored by this recognition and truly appreciate the role MARGINS
plays in highlighting and promoting student research. This acknowledgement
is motivating and I am excited to continue my research on MARGINS related
goals."
From the Judges:
"Very enthusiastic. Very good background knowledge and clarity of presentation. Strong set of conclusions and tight logic."
Co-Authors:

S L Bilek, W S Phillips

 


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