AGU – Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Congratulations to the University of Montana OSPA winners at the recent AGU meeting in San Francisco. Kurt Imhoff and Sharon Bywater-Reyes both study under the guidance of Professor Andrew Wilcox in the UM Geosciences Department.

2014 Fall Meeting OSPA Winners

Earth & Planetary Surface Processes

Mathieu Lapotre
Kurt Imhoff
Eric Winchell
Dan Scott
Derek Schook
Jessica  Zinger
Sharon  Bywater-Reyes

New Graduate Student Research Talks

Please join us for Graduate Student Research talks to be presented on Monday, December 1, at 4:10 p.m. in CHCB304.

4:10-4:20: Ellen Knappe, Continental rifting dynamics in East Africa, Turkana Basin

4:20-4:30: Clayton Schultz, Diagenesis of the Sappington Formation

4:30-4:40: Carson MacPherson-Krutsky, Filling the information gap surrounding natural hazards

4:40-4:50: Stuart Parker, Deformed conglomerates of the southern Beaverhead Mountains: Neotectonic implications​

4:50-5:00: John Zupanic, Lateral heterogeneity of the Upper Frontier Formation

5:00-5:10: Jacob Dyste, Changes in juvenile salmonid use of in-stream wood in response to tree species and diameter

5:10-5:20: Teresa Scanlon, Coal mining effects on water quality and invertebrates

5:20-5:30: Michael Jahnke, Sediment routing in semiarid mountain streams to understand hillslope-channel connectivity




Guest Speaker – Patrick Wright and Caitlyn Florentine

On Monday, November 17, at noon in CHCB 304, Patrick Wright, Geosciences Ph.D. Candidate, will give a talk entitled “Controls on Winter Velocity, Greenland Ice Sheet” followed by Caitlyn Florentine, Geosciences Ph.D. candidate. Her talk is entitled “Constraining the Effects of Bedrock Troughs on Ice Flow Using Radar Data and Numerical Modeling.”

M.S. Thesis presentation – Drew Cramer

On Friday, December 5, at 9:00 a.m. in CHCB 304, Drew Cramer will give his thesis presentation entitled “Proterozoic tectonometamorphic evolution of the Ruby Range, SW Montana, USA: Insights from phase equilibria modeling and in situ monazite petrochronology​.”

Guest Speaker – James Sears

James Sears will be giving the colloquium talk today (11/3/2014) at noon in CHCB 304.  His presentation is entitled “From River to Ridge: How the Continental Divide cut a ‘Super-River’ off at the Pass, Montana-Idaho Border.”

Guest Speaker – Robert Lankston

On Monday, October 13, at noon in CHCB 304, Robert Lankston, UM Department of Geosciences, will give a talk entitled “Dots to Data:  Manufacturing Digital Traces from Sign Bit Images of the 1970 Flathead Lake Seismic Sections.”