Students from the Department of Geosciences Perform Field Work
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Simon C. Moss, M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Physics at UH, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2007 William Hume-Rothery Award from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). Moss was recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the science of alloys.
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Barry Lefer, atmospheric research scientist and assistant professor of geosciences, served as a scientific advisor to the UH College of Architecture for their design of a research facility that will sit atop more than 10,000 feet of ice at the Greenland Summit. Lefer presented the design to representatives of the international scientific community at the May meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
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Three NSM students were among those that won top honors and prize money at the 29th Semiannual Texas Center for Superconductivity (TcSUH) Student Symposium. The symposium series highlights original, multidisciplinary research efforts of undergraduate and graduate students. The winners included Hong-Yi Chen and Xiangkun Yu, doctoral students in physics, and Hugo Sanabria, who recently completed his PhD in physics.
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Innovations in seismic technology for oil and gas exploration have earned top international honors for Simon A. Shaw, a 2005 PhD graduate from the department of geosciences. Shaw will receive the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). The award is given in recognition of significant contributions by a young geophysicist of outstanding abilities under the age of 35. The award will be presented officially during the SEG International Conference and Meeting in Houston November 6-11.
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For his groundbreaking research in direct hydrocarbon indicator analysis, John Castagna, Robert and Margaret Sheriff Chair in Applied Geophysics, has been named as the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Reginald Fessenden Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Castagna will be presented with the award at the SEG Annual Meeting in November.
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In late May, University of Houston students Pavan Podila, Puneet Sarda, and Thomas Nguyen, collectively known as Team AgileAgents, traveled to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA to compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2005 U.S. Software Design Invitational. Team AgileAgents placed first in their region and was awarded $1,000. UH graduate student Jonathan Dowdall and his outside collaborator Mike Hall, together known as Team ContAInment, also participated and were the top scoring team in the national elimination round of their division.
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