SSA Announces 2021 Award Recipients

reid medal in box; Credit: SSA

1 June 2021–SSA is pleased to announce the recipients of several of the Society’s awards for 2020. The Harry Fielding Reid Medal, the Charles F. Richter Early Career Award and the Frank Press Public Service Award are among the highest honors conferred by the Society. 2021 Harry Fielding Reid Medal: … Continue Reading »

At Work: Emily Kleber

17 May 2021–Some days you can’t see the forest for the trees—and some days, you don’t want to see either one. For earthquake geologists like Emily Kleber, getting at the ground beneath all the distractions is the goal for learning more about natural hazards. Kleber, a project geologist with the … Continue Reading »

Peggy Hellweg Elected SSA President-Elect

SSA logo teal graphic

23 April 2021–Peggy Hellweg, operations manager for the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected president-elect by the Board of the Seismological Society of America on 14 April. Hellweg previously served as SSA Secretary and co-chaired the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, SSA’s joint meeting with … Continue Reading »

At Work: Paula Koelemeijer

Paula-Koelemeijer

15 April 2021–The list of Paula Koelemeijer’s study subjects would be enough to pique anyone’s interest: continent-sized blobs in the Earth’s lower mantle, mountains on its core, and … elephants. More about the elephants later. Koelemeijer, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London, is a … Continue Reading »

At Work: Rengin Gök

Gok in Kuwait

15 March 2021–Rengin Gök’s work day starts early, with text messages and email from all around the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus regions. Even before the pandemic, she kept odd office hours, responding to her colleagues in these regions late into the night and on weekends. … Continue Reading »

At Work: Ben Mason

Ben Mason in Palu

16 February 2021–Ben Mason has been a member of four post-earthquake reconnaissance teams, dispatched to places like Nepal after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 2015 and Japan after the 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami to gather information on how these major events occurred and what steps can be … Continue Reading »