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Geoscience Students Win Awards at Pittsburgh Geological Society

Three senior Geoscience students won outstanding poster awards at the 2014 Joint Student Night of the Pittsburgh Geological Society, the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, and the American Society of Civil Engineers–GeoInstitute. David Watkins, Jesse Carpinello, and Sage Wagner presented posters on their independent senior research.

David Watkins, Jesse Carpinello, and Sage Wagner with their awards

  • David Watkins (left) won the American Society for Civil Engineers–Geotechnical Institute Outstanding Poster Presentation for his work, “Potential Causes for Along-Strike Variability of Slow Slip Events in South-Central Alaska.” This work was part of a collaboration with researchers at a variety of institutions (Harmony Colella, Miami University of Ohio; Michael Brudzinski, Miami University of Ohio; James Dieterich,University of California–Riverside; and Keith Richards-Dinger, University of California-Riverside).
  • Jesse Carpinello (center) also won the American Society for Civil Engineers–Geotechnical Institute Outstanding Poster Presentation for his work, “Models of Hypothetical Stream Contamination from Hydrualic Fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.”
  • Sage Wagner (right) won the Pittsburgh Geological Society Outstanding Poster Presentation for his work, “Morphometric Analysis for Characterizing Submarine Drainage Networks: East Scotian Slope Canyon System, Offshore Nova Scotia.”

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