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2013 Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant Winners Announced!

26 Aug 2013

This past July, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) invited U.S. graduate students to apply for a travel grant to attend the Sixth Annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) in Washington, D.C., September 17–18, 2013. Many qualified students submitted applications for consideration, and the decision for choosing a student to receive the travel grant was very difficult for the selection committee.

The two students chosen to receive grants this year are Kevin Milner of the University of Southern California SCEC and Kevin Foster of Virginia Tech‎. The Student grant will cover up to $2000 of travel expenses (transportation, lodging, and food costs), and the winners will write a brief report on the experience for publication in the SSA journal, the Seismological Research Letters (SRL).

Many congratulations to the winners!

This student member opportunity would not have been possible without the generous support of the Weston Geophysical Corporation, and SSA gives them special thanks for offering one of this year's grants. The second grant was offered by SSA in response to the overwhelming number of applications received for consideration.

SSA thanks all of those who participated for the Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant opportunity. Stay tuned for updates and look for the winner's reports to be published in SRL in the coming months.

If you would like to participate in this year's Geo-CVD and would like to coordinate with SSA, please send an e-mail to with 2013 Geo-CVD in the subject line.

SSA Student members, please be alert to other Student travel grant opportunities offered by the Society and coming up soon!

Yearly, SSA offers modest travel grants to attend the SSA Annual Meeting, and next year the meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska! Student travel grant information will be available shortly, so please check the SSA 2014 Annual Meeting page for updates as the first date of Abstract Submission approaches.

SSA also offers a bi-yearly reciprocal grant with the European Seismological Commission (ESC), and the next ESC General Assembly will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in August 2014. (This is a Joint Assembly with the European Association of Earthquake Enginnering.)

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