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Announcements from IRIS: Webinar with Susan Hough + Undergrad Field Work Opportunities

Date: 03/09/2018

On Behalf of Danielle Sumy, IRIS:

Reflections of a Peripatetic Seismologist: Making Broader Impact Deeper

Please register for Reflections of a Peripatetic Seismologist: Making Broader Impact Deeper on March 14, 2018 2:00 PM EDT at:


Presenter: Dr. Susan Hough, United States Geological Survey - Pasadena, CA

Abstract: As the IRIS community appreciates as much as anyone, seismology and related disciplines are, by their nature, global in scope. In addition to investigations focused on regional tectonics and/or global Earth structure, there remains an urgent impetus to better characterize seismic hazard in many parts of the world where risk is high and often growing. Additionally, in many parts of the world, communities of local earthquake professionals are eager for training and partnerships with the international community. Commonly, as part of the so-called broader impact, an international research project includes capacity development activities, which often take the form of a short-term training seminar for international partners, and/or involvement by local partners in field investigations. In this webinar, I discuss projects I have led in recent years in Haiti, Nepal, and Myanmar, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), including the scientific objectives and the lessons learned for capacity development.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not confirm or guarantee you will have a spot during the webinar, as we are limited to 500 participants. Please hop on the webinar early for your best chance to see the webinar live. Remember that all IRIS webinars are archived for later viewing at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4D607C2FA317E6D

2018 IRIS Field Experience Program (FieldXP): Seeking Mentors and Students

Are you an undergraduate student interested in field work? Would you or someone you know have some upcoming field projects during the summer, and could potentially use field hands during that time?

The 2018 IRIS Field Experience Programs (FieldXP) is designed to increase awareness of and encourage participation in short-duration field experiences for undergraduate students who may have an interest in geoscience, but have never participated in fieldwork. In addition, the program is designed to support the IRIS community’s needs to attract and vet applications for field crews to support their research. The ultimate goal of FieldXP is to expand the geoscience workforce, by enabling participants to transition either into full seismology/geophysics/geology internships, or directly into seismology/geophysics/geology graduate programs.

The program can support up to ~$1000/student for travel to/from the field site and any costs on the ground, for a one to two week field experience. We’d like to have two students on each project if possible. The students are broadly available between late May to late August 2018, although the student and mentor will need to work together to determine the timing of the field experience, and what works best with scheduling.

If interested, please fill out related forms available on the FieldXP website at: https://www.iris.edu/hq/event/2018_field_experience_program_fieldxp_with... Student applications are due by April 1st, and mentor applications are due by May 1st.

Please contact Danielle Sumy (sumy@iris.edu) or Wendy Bohon (wendy.bohon@iris.edu) for more details.