Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Scholarships Announced

Three Michigan Tech students won scholarships at the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist (AEG) 56th Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Lauren Schaefer, a geology PhD student, won the Tilford and Lemke scholarships. The Tilford scholarship is provided to a graduate student for field studies. The Lemke scholarship is provided for outstanding student abstract for the work, “Geotechnical characterization of materials for stability analysis of large volcanic slopes: Are studies for specific volcanoes justifiable?” Lauren is advised by Thomas Oommen (GMES).

Bonnie Zwissler, a civil engineering PhD student, won the Lemke scholarship for the outstanding student abstract for “A study of the impacts of freeze-thaw on cliff recession at the Calvert Cliffs in Calvert County, Maryland.” This research was done as part of her MS and is advised by Oommen. Zwissler is pursuing her PhD and is co-advised by Eric Seagren (CEE) and Oommen.

Lindsay Davis, a Peace Corp Masters International (GMES) student won first place in the graduate division for the Martin L. Stout scholarship. The Stout scholarship supports environmental and engineering geologic studies by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lindsay is advised by Louisa Kramer (GMES). Michigan Tech would like to congratulate these three students for their phenomenal success.

The applications for the 2014 AEG student scholarships are due on February 1. Details of student membership to AEG and the scholarships can be obtained from the Michigan Tech AEG student chapter website or for more information contact Oommen,