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1 August 2023

Intern Spotlight: Elliz McClelland (URISE)

This summer we’re introducing interns from URISE, RESESS, Student Career, and Geo-Launchpad programs to highlight their research projects and how EarthScope programs further their career goals. Elliz McClelland is originally from Michigan but is spending this summer in Denver, CO and Hawai’i. They are currently a senior at Michigan Technological University, pursuing a degree in Geology.  Elliz has been selected … Continued

31 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Charles Garcia (Geo-Launchpad)

Charles Garcia is originally from Pueblo, CO but has been living in Albuquerque, NM for the last ten years. This summer, Charles has been selected to participate in the Geo-Launchpad internship program and is mapping aquifers in Southern New Mexico with Laila Sturgis, his mentor from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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28 July 2023

Two High Magnitude Earthquakes “Wake up” Fault System in Southwestern Türkiye, Triggering Over 200 Aftershocks

On February 6th, 2023, Türkiye and Syria experienced the devastating effects of two large (magnitude 7.8 and 7.5) earthquakes, which triggered more than 200 aftershocks. A recent study led by first author, Gesa Maria Petersen, maps two fault zones using data produced from these earthquakes, uncovering never before mapped fault sections and ground motion along these faults. 

27 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Sara Agard (Geo-Launchpad)

Sara Agard is a Geo-Launchpad intern that recently completed her first year at Central New Mexico Community College studying pre-health science. This summer, she will be mapping the St.Vrain using QGIS over the past decade to collect research on the behavior of flood plains.

26 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Kaden Berkhahn (RESESS)

Kaden Berkhahn is a RESESS intern from Milwaukee, Wisconsin spending the summer in Boulder, Colorado. This summer, Kaden is working on a project examining megacrystic zircon from kimberlite pipes.

25 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Ann Mariya Malayil (URISE)

Ann Mariya Malayil  is a junior at Rutgers University and is a geoscience major, environmental science minor. Ann Mariya is originally from India and is spending her summer at the University of South Carolina conducting geophysics research for EarthScope’s URISE internship program.

24 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Kaetu Wleh (URISE)

Kaetu Wleh is from Boston, Massachusetts and is a senior at Amherst College majoring in geology. This summer, Kaetu’s project focuses on using passive source seismic data from earthquakes to investigate the crust-mantle boundary.

21 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Isabella Metts (Student Career)

Isabella Metts is originally from Boone, North Carolina and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in geophysics at Michigan Technological University. This summer Isabella has been selected to participate in the Student Career Internship program.

20 July 2023

Intern Spotlight: Hassan Saleh (RESESS)

Hassan Saleh is from Los Angeles, California and is graduating next year from UC San Diego with a degree in environmental science. This summer Hassan is working as a RESESS intern collecting tephra data and running an analysis to see how old it is in order to understand which volcano the tephra is from.