Student Presentation Awards

2014 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 2014 SSA Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, chaired by Chris DuRoss (Utah Geological Survey) and including Kris Pankow, Noel Barstow, Katsuichiro Goda, and Ryan Gold, who were assisted by dozens of evaluators among the conference attendees. From among a total of 138 student presentations evaluated at the 2014 SSA Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, the subcommittee chose the following 12 for recognition:

Sanjay Singh Bora

University of Potsdam

A New Perspective towards the Generation of Response Spectral Ground Motion Prediction Equation for Seismic Hazard Analysis

S. S. Bora, F. Scherbaum, N. M. Kuehn, P. J. Stafford, B. Edwards


Ashley Cabas

Virginia Tech

The Importance of the Elastic Half Space Assumption in Site Response Analysis

A. Cabas, A. Rodriguez-Marek, R.A. Green


Demian Gomez

Center for Earthquake Research and Information

A Linear Formulation for Earthquake Location in a Homogeneous Half-Space Based on the Bancroft Algorithm Developed for GPS Location

D. D. Gomez, C. A. Langston, R. Smalley


Kayla Kroll

UC Riverside

Modeling Observed Aftershock Sequences with an Earthquake Simulator

K. A. Kroll, K. B. Richards-Dinger, J. H. Dieterich


Patricia Martínez-Garzón

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Induced Seismicity Mechanisms at The Geysers Geothermal Field from the Analysis of Stress Field Variations Related to Fluid Injection

P. Martínez-Garzón, G. Kwiatek, M. Bohnhoff, G. Dresen, C. Hartline


Lindsay Sabey

Virginia Tech

Body and Surface-Wave Ambient-Noise Seismic Interferometry across the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California

L. E. Sabey, J. A. Hole, L. Han, J. M. Stock, G. S. Fuis


Katharina Unglert

University of British Columbia

Volcanic Tremor and Frequency Gliding during the 2011 Kamoamoa Eruption, Kilauea, Hawai`i

K. Unglert, A. M. Jellinek


Maureen Walton

The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics

Basement Structure and Earthquake Hazards along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System, Southeastern Alaska

M. A. L. Walton, S. P. S. Gulick, P. J. Haeussler, E. Roland