2024 Annual Meeting Student Presentation Awards Announced

Honoring Student Excellence in Anchorage

In an ongoing effort to support and promote the outstanding work of SSA student members, the Society is pleased to present 19 students with a 2024 Student Presentation Award.

The SSA awards program seeks to highlight excellent student presentations (poster or oral) at the SSA Annual Meeting. Each of the recipients listed below were nominated by attendees at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska (29 April-3 May). A three-person judging panel selected them based upon an absolute standard of excellence and criteria developed by the Student Presentation Subcommittee of the Honors Committee.

Additionally, each recipient was required to be registered as a student and be a student member of SSA in good standing.

2024 Recipients

Alysha Armstrong 
University of Utah
“Feature-based Magnitude Estimates for Small, Nearby Earthquakes in the Yellowstone Volcanic Region”





Katherine Biegel
University of Calgary
“Double-Pair Double-Difference Relocation for Dense Network Improves Depth Precision of Induced Seismicity, Leading to a Detailed 3D Fault Geometry Model”




Derrick Chambers
Colorado School of Mines
“Dascore: A Python Library for Distributed Acoustic Sensing”




Kristen Chiama
Harvard University
“Insights From Distinct Element Method Models on Fault Scarp Morphology in Thrust and Reverse Fault Earthquakes”





Nicolas DeSalvio
University of California, San Diego
“Is Dynamically Triggered Seismicity Comparable to Background Seismicity?”



Lucia Gonzalez
University of Texas El Paso
“Machine Learning for Icequake Detection and Location Across the Eastern Shear Margin of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica”




Sebin John
University of Alaska Fairbanks
“Storms, Sea Ice, and Microseismic Noise in Alaska”






Zoe Krauss
University of Washington
“Searching for Low-Amplitude Shallow Tectonic Tremor in Cascadia Using Buried Ocean Bottom Seismometers”





Ariane Lanteri
ETH Zürich
“Bayesian Surface Wave Inversion in Glacial Environments”






Savvas Marcou
University of California, Berkeley
“How Can Shaking Observations From the MyShake Smartphone Platform Inform Free-Field Ground Motion Residual Estimates?”





Amanda McPherson
University of Alaska Fairbanks
“Validating Tomographic Models of Alaska Using 3D Wavefield Simulations”





Lucas Sawade
Princeton University
“Iterative Global 3D Centroid Moment Tensor Inversions Using Stored Global Green Functions From Glad-M25”





Kathryn Scholz
University of Oregon
“Using Deep Long-Period Earthquake to Constrain Magmatic Volatile Transport at Mauna Kea”






Min-Seong Seo
Seoul National University
“Rupture Directivity of Small Earthquakes in Southern Korean Peninsula”






Israporn Sethanant
University of Victoria
“High impact Earthquakes on Hidden, secondary Faults Within the sparsely instrumented Golden Triangle Region of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar”





Shikha Sharma
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
“Developing a Hybrid Ground-Motion Modeling Framework for the Himalayan Region of India”







Krystyna Smolinkski
ETH Zürich
“Determining the Feasibility of DAS for Urban Earthquake Monitoring in Athens, Greece”







Wilnelly Ventura-Valentin
University of Miami
“Automated Detection and Characterization of Swarms and Mainshock-Aftershock Sequences in Southern Mexico”





Yijian Zhou
University of California, Riverside
“Long-Term Seismicity of the East Anatolian Fault System and Its Relationship With the 2023 Mw 7.8 & 7.6 Kahramanmaraş (Se Türkiye) Earthquake Doublet”