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Giordan Thompson

Position Student Geologistics Technician About Giordan I am currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I spent the summer operating the CNC machine and 3D printer coming up with innovations for the PolarRx5 campaign systems. During the Internship, I remained stationed in the warehouse testing and reiterating these … Continued

Gavin Medley

Position Student Assistant in Software Engineering About Gavin Gavin is a data scientist and programmer with a background in applied mathematics and statistics. He graduated from the University of Colorado in December 2016 with a BS/MS in Applied Mathematics. During his time in the program, he wrote a thesis on experimental lidar altimeter data and … Continued

Ian Lauer

Position Student Assistant in Field Education About Ian Ian has been working with UNAVCO since summer 2016 on a NSF grant to improve undergraduate education in geoscience technologies. Under the guidance of advisors, Beth Pratt-Situala and Ben Crosby, he wrote field education guides and curriculum for GETSI: High Precision Positioning module. This module is a … Continued

Rama Vamshi Krishna Dhulipala

Position Student Assistant in Nagios Software About Rama I am Rama Vamshi Krishna Dhulipala, a graduate student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Apart from pursuing my Masters in the computer Science Department, I was also a Teaching Assistant for the course ‘Software Development Projects’, when I was in my second semester of graduation. … Continued

Ellen Knappe

Position Student Assistant in Alaska Field Operations About Ellen Ellen is normally a PhD candidate at University of Montana working towards her degree in active tectonics. She was very excited to return for another summer to work with the Alaska team. Ellen spent the summer flying around in the helicopter, working in the rain, swatting … Continued

Christopher Edmunds

Position Student Assistant in Science Video Production About Christopher Christopher is a photojournalist from Birmingham, Alabama, and a USIP intern at UNAVCO for summer 2017. Christopher put his skills in publishing for media organizations to good use by shooting professional photos to document the RESESS and GLP internship programs. He also utilized his graphic design … Continued

Erik Dutilly

Position tudent Assistant in Evaluation About Erik Erik was born in Wisconsin to a father who came from a dairy farming family and mother who emigrated from Puerto Rico. He studied physical geography and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After moving to Boulder, CO, he got a master’s degree in education. Since then, he … Continued

Billy Jack Traversie

Project Showcasing Minerals and Elements Critical to the National Security of the United States Poster About Billy Billy started college at the young age of 35, previously having no intentions of going back to school let alone pursuing higher education. After Billy worked in couple different industries, he started to see the value in an … Continued

Jodi Schoonover

Project 3D Printing Procedures and Applications in Outreach and Field Support Poster About Jodi Jodi is currently a sophomore at Front Range Community College and transferring to CU Boulder in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in geology. Her passion for geology began while hiking the Colorado Trail and was further fostered by geology courses she … Continued

Beth Schaeffer

Project The Slumgullion Slide: Using Drones (UAV’s) for Structure from Motion (SfM) Poster About Beth Beth is a native of Denver, Colorado and is currently attending the Community College of Denver for an AS with a geology concentration. When she “grows up” she would like to travel the world, monitoring volcanic and other geologic processes. … Continued