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Celebrate UTIG: Staff and Student Awards 2024

Celebrate UTIG: Staff and Student Awards 2024

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics recognized outstanding staff and students at its annual awards celebration, May 22, 2024. The awards were presented by UTIG Director, Demian Saffer, and were preceded by a review of the institute’s recent achievements. Learn more at https://ig.utexas.edu/

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    TRIUMPHS! ROB DOMEYKO AGU 2023 Outstanding Student Presentation Award ERIC HIATT NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 2024 DEMIAN SAFFER Fellow of the American Geophysical Union JOHN SNEDDEN GCAG Don R. Boyd Medal for Excellence PETER FLEMINGS AAPG Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award MRINAL SEN SEG DISC Instructor 2024
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    SHIFT FOR EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE! A new annual gathering of earthquake researchers from the U.S., Chile, Germany and Japan. FEBRUARY 14-16, 2024
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