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Boise State geoscientists working in the shadow of Villarrica

Boise State Geosciences faculty – Jeffrey Johnson and Brittany Brand – are doing research and leading a class (supported by Johnson’s NSF CAREER grant) around and on Volcan Villarrica in Chile.  Jeff, who is in Pucón, Chile on a Fulbright … (Read More) Boise State geoscientists working in the shadow of Villarrica

Geophysics doctoral student publishes in GRL

Congratulations to Scott Havens for a recent publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.  His article – “Calculating the Velocity of a Fast Moving Snow Avalanche Using an Infrasound Array” – is one of only a few snow avalanche studies … (Read More) Geophysics doctoral student publishes in GRL

Geophysics faculty in the press

In the current online issue of Earth Magazine – a popular publication of the American Geosciences Institute that promotes current geosciences activities to the general public – Dr. Jeffrey Johnson’s infrasound work at the Villarica volcano in Chile is highlighted. … (Read More) Geophysics faculty in the press

Jake Anderson awarded ISGC Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Jake Anderson, Geophysics PhD student, on being awarded an Idaho Space Grant Graduate Fellowship.  Jake’s research, “Near-vent acoustic monitoring of volcanic explosions,” is being supervised by Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and will involve field work at volcánes Fuego, Guatemala and Tungurahua, … (Read More) Jake Anderson awarded ISGC Graduate Fellowship

Dissertation Defenses Completed

Congratulations to Micheal Morrison (Dr. Paul Michaels, advisor) and Esther Babcock (Dr. John Bradford, advisor) for successfully defending their dissertations.  Both students are candidates for the PhD in Geophysics. (Read More) Dissertation Defenses Completed

Undergraduate research conference

The department is proud to note that we have five student led posters being presented at this year’s Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference will be on Monday, April 21, from 11 am to 4 pm in the Student Union. The … (Read More) Undergraduate research conference

Geosciences Grad Students awarded GSA Grants

We have several graduate student grant recipients who were recently awarded research funding through the Geological Society of America.  Nice work to Jesse Walters, Robin Trayler, Claire Ostwald, Amanda Laib, Mark Robertson, and Janna Rozar!   (Read More) Geosciences Grad Students awarded GSA Grants

First Place Winner at the 2014 President’s Writing Awards Contest

Congratulations to Brian Lawless for his First Place winner in the Research Based category of the 2014 President’s Writing Awards Contest with his submission, “Study, Analysis, and Interpretation of Stream Data, Geologic, and Geomorphic Features of Selected Streams in the Boise … (Read More) First Place Winner at the 2014 President’s Writing Awards Contest

Geosciences Faculty Awarded Fulbright

Congratulations to Jeffrey Johnson for being awarded a Fulbright grant for research on Chilean volcanoes. (Read More) Geosciences Faculty Awarded Fulbright

Kleinman 2014 Grant Awarded to Geosciences Undergrad

Congratulations to Shelby Isom for being awarded a Kleinman Research Grant for Volcano Research!  Her proposal – Identifying Distinguishing Characteristics of Secondary PDCs – was one of only three awarded to senior undergraduates and graduate students who are conducting research in volcanology … (Read More) Kleinman 2014 Grant Awarded to Geosciences Undergrad

New MS and PhDs!

Congratulations to Clinton Colwell and Andy Lamb. On July 11, Clint successfully defended his MS Geophysics thesis – “Integrated Geophysical Exploration of a Known Geothermal Resource: Neal Hot Springs”  – and Andy defended his PhD Geophysics dissertation – “Geophysical Investigations … (Read More) New MS and PhDs!

Dr. Matt Kohn – Distinguished Lecture

-Congratulations to Dr. Kohn who recently completed a lecture tour of New England and the British Isles.  If you want, the Geological Society of London has posted his lecture to them – “Making the Himalaya: oozing, squashing, or sliding?” – … (Read More) Dr. Matt Kohn – Distinguished Lecture

Geosciences Faculty News

Dr. Mark Schmitz co-edited (and co-authored a paper in) a special version of Elements that celebrates the 100th anniversary (what’s the standard error on that age, Mark?) of isotope geochronology.  Dr. Matthew Kohn co-authored a paper in Nature Communications on the … (Read More) Geosciences Faculty News

Congratulations to Katie Decker

Katie Decker successfully defended her dissertation – A Solution To the Problem of Interpreting Very Long Time Series of Ambient Noise as Measured at Very Sparse Networks – on Friday, February 1.  Members of her committee included Paul Michaels (chair), John … (Read More) Congratulations to Katie Decker

Undergraduate Student Research Grants

Three Geosciences undergraduate students – Kathleen Bundy, Amy Cutter, and Phillip Hummer – have been awarded Student Research Initiative grants to carry out research projects in 2013.  Kathleen will be working with Dr. Sam Matson on a project titled “Assessing … (Read More) Undergraduate Student Research Grants

Congratulations to Rimma Khodjanyazova

Congratulations to Rimma Khodjanyazova on her successful dissertation defense! (Read More) Congratulations to Rimma Khodjanyazova

Successful Dissertation Defense – Thomas Blum

Congratulations to Thomas Blum for the successful defense of his dissertation for his PhD in Geophysics – Characterization of heterogeneous media with multicomponent laser ultrasonics! Congratulations also to his committee – Dr. Kasper van Wijk (chair), Dr. HP Marshall, Dr. … (Read More) Successful Dissertation Defense – Thomas Blum

Studying Santaguito

You, too, can live vicariously through Dr. Jeffrey Johnson’s video of his studies and recent trip to Santaguito in Guatemala. (Read More) Studying Santaguito

Geophysics doctoral candidate awarded USGS Mendenhall

Congratulations to Andy Lamb, a Geophysics doctoral candidate working under Kasper van Wijk, who has been awarded a USGS Mendenhall Fellowship.  The fellowship will start in July after he completes his doctorate this spring.  These are highly sought after and prestigious … (Read More) Geophysics doctoral candidate awarded USGS Mendenhall

Geosciences Faculty Featured on NPR’s “Science Friday”

Two of our faculty – Dr. Jen Pierce and Dr. Matthew Kohn – are featured guests from today’s live broadcast from the Boise State University Campus. http://sciencefriday.com/segment/09/28/2012/fires-and-invasive-grass-threaten-american-west.html http://sciencefriday.com/segment/09/28/2012/ice-age-co-stars-horses-camels-and-cheetahs.html (Read More) Geosciences Faculty Featured on NPR’s “Science Friday”