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Katherine Shervais

Program: Student Career Program

Year: 2015

Mentor: Shelley Olds


Student Assistant in Field Education

About Kate

Kate just completed her master’s degree in Geoscience at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to attending Colorado State, she received her bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Her research is focused on investigating fault geometry evolution by studying evidence of ancient earthquakes using Structure from Motion, terrestrial laser scanning, and RTK GPS. At UNAVCO this summer, Kate is compiling and creating curriculum materials for a terrestrial laser scanning field education module. Over the course of the multi-day module, students will learn to operate a TLS instrument, analyze the deposition history of a stratigraphic section, conduct hillslope diffusion analysis of a fault scarp, and quantify the change in a geomorphic (fluvial or landslide, for example) system over time.