Student Presentation Awards

In order to help identify outstanding work by SSA student members, the SSA Board initiated the Student Presentation Award. The award will be given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting. The award may be given to 0-15% of the presenting students at the meeting, based upon an absolute standard of excellence and criteria developed by the Student Presentation Subcommittee of the Honors Committee. At the time of the presentation each award winner must be registered as a student and also must be a Student Member of SSA in good standing. All student presenters will be considered eligible for the award. Students, to help identify yourself as an eligible student presenter, be sure to check the relevant box on your abstract submission for the Annual Meeting. Questions may be directed to Christopher DuRoss, Chair of the Student Presentation Award Subcommittee at <>.

2015 Student Presentation Award Winners

The SSA Student Presentation Awards recognize excellence in student poster presentations or talks at the annual meeting. The award is given to up to 15% of the number of students presenting at the annual meeting whose presentations meet absolute criteria that cover the quality of both content and presentation. The 2015 SSA Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, co-chaired by Chris DuRoss (USGS Denver) and Christine Powell (University of Memphis), who were assisted by dozens of evaluators among the conference attendees. From among a total of 147 student presentations evaluated at the 2015 SSA Annual Meeting in Pasadsena, California, the subcommittee chose the following 12 for recognition:

[Photo of Daniel Bowman]Daniel Bowman
University of North Carolina

Infrasound in the Stratosphere Measured with a Free Flying Acoustic Array

D. C. Bowman, J. M. Lees

[Photo of Alexandra Hutchison]Alexandra Hutchison
University of California

A Multi-Method Systematic Search for Non-Volcanic Tremor near the San Jacinto Fault

A. A. Hutchison, A. Ghosh

[Photo of Emily Kleber]Emily Kleber
Arizona State University

New High-Resolution Topographic Data and Updated Tectonic Geomorphology at Wheeler Ridge, California

E. J. Kleber, J. R. Arrowsmith, D. E. DeVecchio

[Photo of Qingkai Kong]Qingkai Kong
UC Berkeley

myShake - Building Smartphone Seismic Network

Q. Kong, R. Allen

[Photo of Jessie Mayor]Jessie Mayor
Université de Toulouse

CODA Quality Factor (Qc) Sensitivity Kernels in Scattering and Absorbing Media

J. Mayor, L. Margerin, M. Calvet

[Photo of Christopher Milliner]Christopher Milliner
University of Southern California

Is the Co-seismic Slip Distribution Fractal?

C. W. D. Milliner, C. Sammis, A. Allam, J. F. Dolan, J. Hollingsworth

[Photo of Jenny Nakai]Jenny Nakai
University of Colorado

Potential Induced Seismicity in the Raton Basin, Colorado and New Mexico, 2008-2009

J. S. Nakai, A. F. Sheehan, M. Weingarten, S. L. Bilek

[Photo of Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha]Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha
University of Memphis

Anisotropy Beneath the New Madrid Seismic Zone – A Study of Shear Wave Splitting

C. A. Nyamwandha, C. A. Powell

[Photo of Victoria Stevens]Victoria Stevens
California Institute of Technology

Interseismic Coupling on the Main Himalayan Thrust, Implications for Extreme Earthquakes

V. L. Stevens, J. P. H. Avouac