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10 Aug 2022

Intern Spotlight: Benjamin Miller (RESESS)

Returning RESESS intern Ben Miller recently graduated from Tufts University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in mathematics.

9 Aug 2022

IRIS Receives NSF Award to Support Planning of Subduction Zone Observatory

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded nearly $500,000 to IRIS to conduct activities focused on Subduction Zone in Four Dimensions (SZ4D). SZ4D is an initiative in the research community to study subduction zones – the places where tectonic plates converge and collide – through both space and time, with a focus on the fundamental processes underlying geologic hazards such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. UNAVCO is a subawardee on this award to IRIS.

8 Aug 2022

Intern Spotlight: Samantha Motz (RESESS)

Returning RESESS intern Sam Motz will be completing her final semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall, where she is studying Earth and atmospheric sciences.

5 Aug 2022

Intern Spotlight: Kalley Collins (RESESS)

This summer we’re introducing interns in the RESESS, Geo-Launchpad, and USIP programs to shine a spotlight on the research projects they are completing throughout these 11-week internships and on their interests in geoscience. Kalley Collins is a rising senior at the University of Wyoming who originally began as an anthropology major. But Kalley was interested … Continued

3 Aug 2022

Intern Spotlight: Keneni Godana (RESESS)

Keneni Godana recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and minors in public policy and biology. Although they initially entered college intending to pursue a medical career like their father, Keneni found a passion for environmental sciences.

1 Aug 2022

Intern Spotlight: Michela Savignano (RESESS)

Michela Savignano will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in geochemistry from Brown University this December. She began college studying neuroscience and on the track to attend medical school. After her freshman year, Michela studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was unable to take the required pre-med courses.

29 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Phillip Choi (RESESS)

Phillip Choi is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies physics with a minor in geology—and a returning RESESS intern. Phillip enjoyed physics, but wanted to combine his theoretical knowledge with laboratory work. At the University of Pennsylvania, Phillip works in a sediment dynamics and geomorphology laboratory to investigate Earth surface processes from a granular physics perspective.

27 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Angelica (Angie) Bonanno (RESESS)

Angie Bonanno recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College where she received her bachelor’s degree in geology. In their freshman year, Angie wanted to switch out of a class after the add-drop period was over. Their dean offered to switch them into the introductory geology course.

25 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Courteney Pike (RESESS)

Courteney Pike is a rising senior at Florida State University where she is majoring in geology and minoring in chemistry. Courteney grew up in South Africa, and would regularly visit mines nearby her house with her dad.

22 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Elise Boucher (RESESS)

Elise Boucher currently attends Pitzer College in California and is double majoring in Geology and English. Her interest in geology began when she took an honors geology course in high school, with her interest in the subject stemming from the way geology covers a broad range of topics and explains natural phenomena at their most basic level.

20 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Kira Biener (RESESS)

Kira Biener is a rising senior at the University of Michigan and is majoring in climate sciences and impacts engineering, with minors in computer science and geology.

20 Jul 2022

New video: Supporting rockfall hazard studies in Zion

Zion Canyon’s beauty and scale wouldn’t be possible without countless rockfall events that hastened its carving. But now that human infrastructure exists in the park—carrying millions of visitors each year—rockfall presents a significant risk that has to be managed. UNAVCO recently supported a project assessing that risk in two locations in the park.