Janine Krippner won the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting! She had also received the AGU Student Travel Grant to attend the meeting!
Dolly Chavez, our department's beloved receptionist and purchaser, has retired after 17 years with our department and 22 years at the University of Pittsburgh!
Pitts first annual reunion party at AGU happened on December 16th at the White Horse Pub in San Francisco thanks to the help of Alison Graettinger (PhD 2012) and Aubrey Hillman (PhD 2015) who helped organize it. We intend to make this an annual event at AGU so please stay tuned for further announcements about the location and time of next years event.
We are having an informal get together at AGU on the night of Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm at the White House Pub, just NW of Union Square. Please stop by if you can as we expect to be there a good part of the night. Please see directions in the "read more" link.
Dr. Emily Elliott had the honor of becoming an ambassador within the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering program in Pittsburgh that currently has a focus on the topic of energy.
“Emissions, Deposition, and Environmental Cycling of Atmospheric Nitrogen: An Isotope Perspective.” Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Vladislav Kaminski recently gave a presentation titled - "Usage of geophysical inversion in IP mode to image prospective drill targets for gold exploration with accordance to their electrical conductance and chargeability. Example from Broken Evil Prospect (Canada)."
Erin Pfeil-McCullough is now the Vice President of the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization!
The department's Dr. Charlie Jones has been promoted to a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Science in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science.
Faculty Member Dr. Bill Harbert has been elected to the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Council.
Dr. Bill Harbert was one of two elected representatives for District 4. It's an elite group that represents geophysics, their council is international.
Based on Daniel's proposal and potential as a young scientist, he was offered the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Research Scholarship for the fall term, 2015.
Professors Brian Stewart and Rosemary Capo co-edited a special issue of the journal Applied Geochemistry, published in July 2015, that focuses on the geochemistry of shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing.