Student Presentation Awards

In order to help identify outstanding work by SSA student members, the SSA Board initiated the Student Presentation Award. The award is 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.

2018 Recipients

The Student Presentation Awards recognize excellence in student poster and oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. The award is given to up to 10% of the students presenting at the Annual Meeting whose presentations meet absolute criteria that cover the quality of both content and presentation. The 2018 Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, considering the nominations for the award submitted at the meeting, co-chaired by Meghan S. Miller and Sergio Barrientos. From among the student presentations evaluated at the 2018 SSA Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, the subcommittee selected the following ten for recognition. Click abstract title to read the presentation abstract. Where available, links are also provided to posters and slidecasts of the presentations (SSA username & password required to view posters and slidecasts).


Paul Geimer

University of Utah
Spectral Monitoring of Rock Arches

Geimer, P. R.; Moore, J. R.


Tiegan Hobbs

Georgia Institute of Technology

Hobbs, T. E.; Newman, A. V.; Protti, J. M.


Doyeon Kim

Cornell University

Kim, D.; Keranen, K. M.; Abers, G. A.; Brown, L. D.


Qingkai Kong

Berkeley Seismology Laboratory

Kong, Q.; Inbal, A.; Allen, R. M.


Anne Lamontagne

University of California, Santa Barbara

Lamontagne, A. M.; Tanimoto, T.; Anderson, A.


Emily Morton

New Mexico Tech

Morton, E. A.; Bilek, S. L.; Rowe, C. A.


Karen Pearson

University of Maryland

Pearson, K. M.; Thomas, A. M.; Lekic, V.


Mauricio Reyes Canales

University of Alberta, Canada

Reyes Canales; Van Der Baan, M.


Vianca Emir Severino Rivas

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Severino, V. E.; Maldonado, J.; Ruiz, R.; Vanacore, E. A.; Gonzalez, W.


Yongfei Wang

University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University
Complex Source Spectra in Small Earthquakes Caused by Multiple Asperities

Wang, Y.; Day, S. M.