[eb-grad-students] CERSE News - May/June 2017

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The latest news from CERSE at Mines.
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Headlines



Mines holds 2017 Commencement Ceremonies


On May 11th-12th, Colorado School of Mines conferred a total of 741 bachelor's degrees, 163 master's degrees and 39 doctoral degrees. 230 students from CERSE graduated with a bachelor's, 91 earned master's, and 11 earned PhDs.

Continue to read below to find out which students received awards and outstanding recognition at this year's ceremony.

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Researchers drill deep to unearth cause of 2004 Sumatra megaquake

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on December 26, 2004, off the west coast of Indonesia.

Research into the 9.2 magnitude earthquake was conducted during a scientific ocean drilling expedition to the region August through October 2016 as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). Expedition 362<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=32e393af0f&e=90f7d1af73> was led by Brandon Dugan from Colorado School of Mines, Lisa McNeill of University of Southampton and IODP scientist Katerina Petronotis.

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Expedition leaders from left: Lisa McNeill, Brandon Dugan, Katerina Petronotis. (Photo credit: Tim Fulton, IODP JRSO.)


On board the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, the researchers sampled, for the first time, sediments and rocks from the oceanic tectonic plate that feeds the Sumatra subduction zone.

Findings of a study on sediment samples found far below the seabed are now detailed in a new paper<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=a39a417d78&e=90f7d1af73> published in the journal Science. The research shows promise for being able to predict future megaquakes in similar geologic regions.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=84d8a3ee61&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.





Humanitarian Engineering at Mines reaches new heights


The Humanitarian Engineering Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ddadb8251b&e=90f7d1af73> at the Colorado School of Mines is evolving.

Having originated as a minor offered through the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (now the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences), the program has now moved into the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences, and grown to encompass two minors: the original in Humanitarian Engineering (HE) and a new one in Leadership for Social Responsibility (LSR) that will be ready for student enrollment in Fall 2017.

The mission of Humanitarian Engineering at Mines is to teach students how engineering can contribute to creating just and sustainable solutions for communities. The program also offers several enrichment opportunities for Mines students, such as the Peace Corps Prep Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=2e41decf6a&e=90f7d1af73>, the Shultz Family Fund<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=3a7be8c054&e=90f7d1af73> Lecture Series and scholarships, as well as ongoing relationships with groups across campus such as Mines Without Borders<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ea5bc7c42d&e=90f7d1af73> which are committed to bettering the world through engineering.
[The 2016-2017 Shultz Scholars.]<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=e0db82eaca&e=90f7d1af73>

The 2016-2017 Shultz Scholars from left: Micaela Pedrazas, Rosalie O'Brien, Vy Duong, Kekahu Aluli, Michelle Pedrazas, Stephanie Martella.


The Shultz Scholars for 2016-2017 were environmental engineering student Rosalie O'Brien, mechanical engineering senior Kekahu Aluli , chemical engineering senior Stephanie Martella, geophysical engineering seniors Micaela Pedrazas and Michelle Pedrazas and civil engineering junior Vy Duong.  The scholars engaged in student recruitment and program outreach, and presented their research to academic and professional audiences.

O’Brien notes the connections she has already made through the Shultz Scholar program, saying that the best part of her experience has been working with the other scholars. “They are some of the brightest, most enthusiastic and overall amazing people that I’ve had the pleasure to meet at Mines.

Eventually, program leaders hope to make humanitarian engineering at Mines the first such degree program in the country.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=33b388fa1b&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.




Mines enters agreement with GERENS focused on mining

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Colorado School of Mines President Paul C. Johnson and GERENS President Armando Gallegos Monteagudo shake hands after signing the MOU.

On May 22, 2017, the Colorado School of Mines entered into a memorandum of understanding with GERENS Graduate School in Peru.

Mines President Paul Johnson and GERENS President Armando Gallegos Monteagudo were in attendance to sign the document.

The agreement will mutually benefit mining engineering research and education at both universities by developing projects and learning opportunities for graduate students at both institutions. The agreement will also address the economic, environmental and sociopolitical aspects of the industry.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=214e1f6294&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.






Team Molebots competes in 2017 Drillbotics Competition Final Round


A group of five Colorado School of Mines students recently competed in the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers Drillbotics Competition, one of seven teams to make it to the final round of the international competition.
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Team Molebots, made up of one electrical engineering senior, three mechanical engineering seniors and petroleum engineering graduate student Reed Baker, competed in the competition as part of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Capstone Design Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=f595382cfc&e=90f7d1af73>. The competition is hosted by the Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section of SPE and encourages innovation in drilling automation.

This project provided a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration to design a drill rig that could autonomously drill through a two-foot-thick rock sample.

Read the full story <http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=6cb1ba49f8&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.




Students apply classroom knowledge in the field during Mines field sessions

Students across CERSE (as well as CECS and CASE) are in the midst of participating in Summer Field Sessions. Field sessions at the Colorado School of Mines provide a unique opportunity for students entering their senior year to apply the knowledge they've learned thus far in a practical setting. In CERSE, students from the Departments of Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics and the Division of Economics and Business participate in field session, which can last anywhere from two to six weeks depending on the program.

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In geophysics, students travel to Pagosa Springs to map and analyze the geothermal resources of the area. Economics and business students stay more local, traveling to several companies within the Denver area, including this year the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting in the Colorado Capitol Building.

Many students cite the unique educational value of the field session experience, stating that they feel much more prepared to enter the workforce after having an opportunity to apply practical skills in the field, many of which are highly valued by potential employers.

To learn more about field sessions in CERSE, visit the individual department websites found on cerse.mines.edu.<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=0f937b84a6&e=90f7d1af73>





Colorado Geological Survey wins AASG Frye Memorial Award



[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/ee855a25-916c-430c-bd29-df7ed8bd7722.jpg]The Association of American State <http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=03d0180581&e=90f7d1af73> Geologists<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=efb62d567c&e=90f7d1af73> announced that their annual John C. Frye Memorial Award for 2017 is granted to the Colorado Geological Survey<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=77b97bab92&e=90f7d1af73> and the staff members who authored the report The West Salt Creek Landslide: A Catastrophic Rockslide and Rock/Debris Avalanche in Mesa County, Colorado<http://mines.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=e50963a882&e=90f7d1af73> (CGS Bulletin-55).

CGS geologists Jonathon White, Matthew Morgan and Karen Berry utilized a rich field data set to put together the report, which includes a comprehensive review of the geologic history of the area and presents a detailed timeline of the events surrounding the “the longest landslide in Colorado’s historical record.”

The Award is given each year to a nominated environmental geology publication published in the current year or one of the three preceding calendar years either by GSA or by a state geological survey. A shared $1000 prize and a certificate to each author will be presented at the AASG Mid-Year meeting.

To stay up to date with CGS news, follow their RockTalk blog<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=07fa57874a&e=90f7d1af73>.





Dean's Message

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/849157f9-e1b4-4e91-9b6b-9ba6cd294d90.jpeg]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=26cc3f8188&e=90f7d1af73>This is a long message because I decided to take some extra space to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and recognition our faculty and students received at the end of the school year.  As I began to write my paragraph, I took some time to review all the newsletters from this year (they can be found on the CERSE web page under archived newsletters<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=0d19f14360&e=90f7d1af73>) and realized that our faculty have received amazing international teaching and scholarship recognition in 2016-17.

                  Hugh Miller, Mining Engineering, 2017 recipient of the AIME-SME Mineral Industry Education Award, which recognizes distinguished contributions to the advancement of mineral industry education.  Best MN teacher ever!

                  Roel Snieder, Geophysics, recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysicist 2016 Outstanding Educator.  Best GP teacher ever!

                  Bill Eustes, Petroleum Engineering, 2017 recipient of the Ross Kastor Educator's Award given by the Petroleum Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers which recognizes dedication to improving engineering and science awareness for students and the enhancement of education for future leaders.  Best PE teacher ever!

                  Kamini Singha, Geology and Geological Engineering, 2017 recipient of Mines Dean’s Excellence Award, which recognizes a faculty member for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship.  Best GE teacher ever!

                  Ramona Graves, CERSE, 2017 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineering Regional Distinguished Achievement for Petroleum Engineering faculty.

                  Graham Davis, Economics and Business, named as Honorary Professor at GERENS University (see related story in newsletter).  This is the first Honorary Professorship given in the University’s history.

                  Tina Gianquitto, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with the American literature faculty at la Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale, in Naples, Italy.

Many outstanding teaching awards while keeping our research volume high when the extractive industries are in a downturn.  These are just a few examples of how the faculty strive to achieve CERSE’s vision, “ A world where earth, energy, and environment are wisely managed”—through teaching, scholarship, research and service.  I’m proud to be part of this team!

Regards,
Dr. Ramona M. Graves
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Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering





Recent Events



Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center hosts annual conference


The Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center at the Colorado School of Mines recently hosted its annual "MODFLOW and More<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=03f0945ede&e=90f7d1af73>" conference, held on May 21-24 on the Mines campus. The event brought in hundreds of attendees from across the world focused on issues around hydrology and particularly groundwater modeling.
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Invited keynote speakers included  2017 GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=6c61341393&e=90f7d1af73> Ed Harvey, David Gochis of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Director Colorado Water Conservation Board James Eklund, and 2017 NGWA Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=699554238e&e=90f7d1af73> Kamini Singha, professor of hydrology at Mines.

The event was largely organized by Reed Maxwell, Rowlinson Professor of Hydrology and director of the Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center, in conjunction with faculty from several partner universities. IGWMC staff Mike Morse and Lisa Gallagher also played an integral role in organizing the event.

Learn more about the conference and how you can participate by visiting igwmc.mines.edu.<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=e9dc018d84&e=90f7d1af73> More photos can be seen on Flickr.<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ec9da58a2a&e=90f7d1af73>




CERSE hosts celebration honoring faculty and staff achievements

On April 25, 2017, the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering at Mines hosted a faculty recognition event.

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Faculty and staff from across CERSE's seven departments were recognized for their achievements throughout the academic year, and CERSE Dean Ramona Graves also gave shoutouts to new faculty.

See all of the photos and a slideshow from the event on Flickr.<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=4df531e1f8&e=90f7d1af73>





Mines launches 41st annual issue of High Grade literary and arts magazine



High Grade<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=434d4886fe&e=90f7d1af73> is Mines' literary and arts journal, published once a year since 1976.  The editorial team is made up entirely of Mines students with a passion for the arts—HASS Teaching Professor Toni Lefton is the faculty advisor.

The release party for the 41st edition of High Grade was held on April 14, 2017 at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado.

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The Golden Transcript was there to cover the event, and tells us more about this unique publication that gives balance to many of Mines’ scientists and engineers.

From the story:

They seem to be total opposites, but engineering and art collide together surprisingly well, said Rebecca Reeve, 22, a senior studying mechanical engineering who has been painting nearly all of her life.

“Art encourages people to think outside the box,” Reeve said. “It’s huge to be able to think outside of the box with engineering.”

Go to story<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=4507d743f7&e=90f7d1af73>. See more photos from the launch party on Flickr<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=e2892b5fa0&e=90f7d1af73>.




Faculty News




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Wendy Zhou, associate professor of geology and geological engineering, has been appointed to be Mines' new Dean of Graduate Studies—she will begin her new role at the start of the fall 2017 semester.. Zhou will lead efforts to strengthen research-based graduate programs, increase the university's international student population and promote professional master's and certificate programs.

“I want to keep our uniqueness, but we need to do something different,” Zhou said. “I believe I have creative ideas that can keep Mines’ uniqueness but can change much needed areas of the graduate education here.”

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=fa452ef9ce&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.






[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/746cdf7c-a5ef-4541-9ac7-c944989cd704.jpeg]Roel Snieder, Professor and Interim Department Head of Geophysics, will be transitioning to a new role on campus focused on student professional development.

Roel’s formal title will be W. M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Professional Development Education.

He will work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Graduate Students, the Graduate Dean, the Career Center, and the Graduate Student Government to implement institution-wide initiatives aimed at providing our graduate students, and the programs in which they reside, the opportunity to further develop their professional skills.





[Ramona-Graves]Ramona Graves, dean of the College of Earth Resource Sciences Engineering is the 2017 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Rocky Mountain Section Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty.

Graves was honored with her award on May 17th at the SPE General Meeting in Denver.




[Manika-Prasad]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=f639f85bae&e=90f7d1af73>Manika Prasad, professor of petroleum engineering, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal, in recognition of her extensive experimental work in rock physics at Colorado School of Mines. The award will be presented at the SEG 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX in September.

According to SEG, the Kauffman Gold Medal is awarded to a person who, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science of geophysical exploration as manifested during the previous five years.

Prasad is the director for the Center for Rock Abuse<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=e60dbbce57&e=90f7d1af73> at Mines, which is made up primarily of undergraduate and graduate researchers from the Department of Geophysics.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/8ef11afe-5327-4c3c-b3ac-ae490e996804.jpg]The 2017 Faculty Senior Research Award was presented to Rowlinson Professor of Hydrology Reed Maxwell, in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.

Maxwell is also the director of the Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center at Mines.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/_compresseds/6f437981-af41-4bff-b3d1-d59108a73a90.jpg]Geology and Geological Engineering Professor Kamini Singha received the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Award, which recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship.

Singha is an NSF CAREER Award winner, has received numerous grants and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. Eighteen of those articles had her students as first authors, showing exemplary mentorship of graduate students. She is the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation’s 2017 Darcy Lecturer.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/6280989e-4c51-4173-9998-07946c57a1da.jpg]Yaoguo Li, associate professor of geophysics, was named a Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2017 Honorary Member.



Faculty Promotions

Scott Houser
Economics and Business
Promotion to Teaching Professor
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Sarah Hitt
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Promotion to Teaching Professor
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Yvette Kuiper
Geology & Geological Engineering
Tenure, Promotion to Associate Professor
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Jessica Smith
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Tenure, Promotion to Associate Professor
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Senior Class Outstanding Faculty Awards

Peter Maniloff
Economics and Business
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Bruce Trudgill
Geology and Geological Engineering
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Andrei Swidinsky
Geophysics
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Seth Tucker
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
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John Grubb
Mining Engineering
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Jennifer Miskimins
Petroleum Engineering
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Luis Zerpa
Petroleum Engineering
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[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/147fc98e-0cd8-4f2e-a335-d9995102e049.jpg]<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=ff5dfe9529&e=90f7d1af73>Lauren Foster, a PhD student in the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=b19a313db4&e=90f7d1af73> at Colorado School of Mines, will spend next year researching the effects of climate change in complex terrain at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program<http://mines.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=d220b8ed09&e=90f7d1af73>.

The program provides opportunities for graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist—53 awards were granted to graduate students across the country in this cycle.

Foster’s graduate research focuses on the impacts and feedbacks from climate change in complex terrain, and she will be continuing this work with Kenneth Williams, the lead for the Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Read the full story<http://mines.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc&id=78b537e3ee&e=90f7d1af73> on Mines Newsroom.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/_compresseds/1f596b10-0ffa-467f-af71-06323d9c3739.jpg]Geophysics student Ivan Lim Chen Ning, part of the Center of Wave Phenomena, has been selected to receive the award for Best Student Poster Paper presented at the 2016 SEG Annual Meeting.

Ivan’s paper was titled Multicomponent distributed acoustic sensing, coauthored with Paul Sava. Ivan will receive his award at SEG Houston, Fall 2017.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/0c2b5ba8-4c45-4c0a-9d69-073337ee6263.jpg]Geophysics student Vladimir Li, part of the Center of Wave Phenonmena, has been selected to receive the Award of Merit for Best Student Poster Paper presented at the 2016 SEG Annual Meeting.

Vladimir’s paper was titled Gradient computation for VTI acoustic wavefield tomography, coauthored with Hui Wang, Ilya Tsvankin, Esteban Diaz and Tariq Alkhalifah. Vladimir will receive his award at SEG Houston, Fall 2017.





[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/446f5be043a0ebaf011ac4efc/images/23b9b841-1ca3-4feb-a667-27c86a490755.jpg]Geophysics student Liz Maag has been selected to receive the Award of Merit for Best Student Paper presented at the 2016 SEG Annual Meeting.

Liz will receive her award at SEG Houston, Fall 2017.



Department Awards for Graduating Seniors


Andrea Balza
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 Mendenhall Prize for Outstanding PhD, Geophysics


Eric Bunzli
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John C. Hollister Award, Geophysics


Hanna Flamme
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Cecil H. Green Gold Medal, Geophysics


Ashton Krajnovich
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Phillip R. Romig Award, Geophysics


Iker Madera
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George T. Merideth Award for
Early Leadership in Geophysical Engineering


Hubbell Rowe
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John C. Hollister Award, Geophysics


Whitney Schultz
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George R. Pickett Memorial Award,
Geophysics


Jessica Deters
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Maryanna Belll Kafadar Award,
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences;
Professor Everett Award, Mathematics;
McBride Honors Program Award for Campus Citizenship


Colin McIllece
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Frank Oppenheimer Science and Society Award,
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Katie Schumacher
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Sacks Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability,
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Kristen Smith
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Blackwell Award for Excellence in Creative Expression,
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Jacob Adamson
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Robert M. Hutchinson Memorial Fund Award, Geology and Geological Engineering


Rachel Bierma
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Robert M. Hutchinson Memorial Fund Award, Geology and Geological Engineering


Anna Gallagher
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Neal J. Harr Memorial
Outstanding Student Award, Geology and Geological Engineering


Dulguun (Danny) Tsend Ayush
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The Old Timers’ Club Award, Mining Engineering


Ryan Burkholder
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Charles N. Bell (1906) Award,
Mining Engineering
        Mathieu Gauthier-Cote
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The Honorable D. W. Brunton Award, Mining Engineering

Justin Zandt
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Clark B. Carpenter Award,
Mining Engineering




Manju Murugesu
(Petroleum Engineering)
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Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award,
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs
        Michelle Pedrazas
(Geophysical Engineering)
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Colorado Engineering Council Award
Micaela Pedrazas
(Geophysical Engineering)
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Colorado Engineering Council Award



David Choi
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Senior Class Ethics Award,
Petroleum Engineering


Christopher Dalrymple
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Doug Tippie Award,
Petroleum Engineering



Outstanding Graduating Seniors

Rachel Becker
Geology and Geological Engineering
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Samuel Courville
Geophysics
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Lizeth Diaz
Mining Engineering
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Krista Hickey
Petroleum Engineering
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William Thieme
Economics and Business
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