At Work: Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward standing at the top of a hill

6 March 2023–As a non-traditional student, Kevin Ward went back to school “not even clear that I was going back for anything in the geosciences,” he said. “I kind of stumbled upon it when I was taking general ed classes.” “I was always good at math and physics, but then … Continue Reading »

At Work: Paul Friberg

Paul Friberg in a field of yellow flowers

3 February 2023–Twenty-five years ago this month, Paul Friberg and his partner Sidney Hellman started their own company. At the time, they were working on seismology software for IRIS-PASSCAL at its Instrument Center at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, when IRIS announced a move to consolidate its instrument centers in New … Continue Reading »

At Work: Rebecca O. Salvage

Rebecca Salvage at Moraine Lake in Canada

6 January 2023–Rebecca Salvage’s high school in the U.K. didn’t offer Earth sciences as a course, but she loved physical geography and chemistry. One of her teachers suggested that Salvage consider a geology degree at university. “When I got there, I knew this was what I wanted to do,” recalls … Continue Reading »

At Work: Joses Omojola

Joses Omojola

30 November 2022–So far, the career of Joses Omojola has moved from water to oil to salt. His first interest, in hydrogeology, came about in high school after he watched his first water borehole being drilled. “A geologist came over to me, explaining about the different sediments they were bringing … Continue Reading »

At Work: Xiaohua (Eric) Xu

Eric Xu at Ridgecrest site

30 September 2022–“Geodesy is quite an old research field that started pretty much when humans wanted to measure the Earth, but it is also very new, especially since the rise of space-borne radar techniques,” said Xiaohua (Eric) Xu. “Space geodesy has helped scientists to measure not just the shape, but … Continue Reading »