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PBO Begins 2007 Summer Student Program


As of May 31, nine students were hired for the 2007 PBO Summer Student Program. From June to September, these students will be working with PBO installation crews in all of the PBO regions. The program is intended to get young people interested in the geosciences by developing technical and professional skills while learning about the science and construction of EarthScope. Many of the students are on their second season in the program, which significantly adds to the productivity and efficiency of the installation crews.

In addition to student participation in GPS installations in Oregon, Alaska, and Northern California, students from the Southern California region of PBO participated in GPS installations in the Inyo National Forest. On June 13-14, PBO crews completed the installation of P727, a GPS station near Bishop, California. This was the first GPS installation for students Emily Seider (Whitman College) and Omar Perez (University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez).

In the Basin and Range Region, returning student Philip Stoker (University of Redlands) kicked off the busy installation season with an extended trip to the Yellowstone National Park area. Three stations were constructed in Grand Teton National Park, including the first GPS station on the footwall of the Teton Fault. Two stations were also installed in the Gallatin National Forest, near the Hebgen Lake Fault.

Ally Marzulla is in her 2nd season of fieldwork with UNAVCO working out of the Anchorage Alaska office. Ally will be starting a Bachelor of Science degree this fall at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. She attributes her renewed interest in Earth Sciences to her time spent in the field with UNAVCO.

Sara Gasparich, also working out of the Anchorage Alaska office was recruited by UNAVCO employee Beth Bartel, who spoke to Sara’s Geology Senior Seminar class at Whitman College. Sara says,”The idea of supporting science in a physically demanding environment appeals to me, and of course my favorite part of research is fieldwork.”


Last modified: 2020-01-28  22:54:16  America/Denver