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Multiple Announcements: PhD and MS Positions at the University of Memphis, SIO Geophysics Virtual Open House

Date: 11/11/2020

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

1. PhD and MS Positions in Geophysics at CERI, University of Memphis
2. SIO Geophysics Virtual Open House for prospective grad students


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1. PhD and MS Positions in Geophysics at CERI, University of Memphis:

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), one of five Centers of Excellence at the University of Memphis, invites highly motivated applications for our graduate programs leading to PhD and MS degrees in Geophysics.

As an M.S. or Ph.D. candidate, you'll be a part of a vibrant research environment where projects are being conducted at a global scale.
We encourage collaborative research to help solve key problems in earth sciences.

< Program Highlights >
– M.S. and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, concentration in Geophysics
– Fully funded on Research Assistantships or Palisades Fellowship
– Interaction and collaboration with Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering faculty

Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, seismology, seismic hazard analysis, earthquake physics, seismotectonics, geodesy, and computational tectonic modeling. Please refer to the online brochure for more detailed overview of research opportunities: CERI-Online-Brochure

CERI’s unique research support includes
– On-site data collection from two large seismic networks and a GPS network in the central U.S.
– Rapid deployment of instruments after felt earthquakes e.g. in New Madrid and East Tennessee seismic zones

– Applications are reviewed starting January 15, 2021 for fall 2021 admission.
– Applications are made through the University of Memphis Graduate School:

Additional admission guidance is provided
– on our website: https://www.memphis.edu/ceri/study/admission.php
– by contacting Ms. Michelle Smith (mesmith@memphis.edu) and Dr. Christine Powell (capowell@memphis.edu).
For more information, please visit
– our graduate program brochure: CERI-Online-Brochure
– the CERI website: https://memphis.edu/ceri/

2. SIO Geophysics Virtual Open House for prospective grad students:

We invite geophysics prospective graduate students to join us on Thursday, November 19th, 11 am -1 pm PT (2 pm-4 pm ET) for a virtual open house to learn about the Geophysics graduate program at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Please sign up using this Registration form (Zoom links will appear on the confirmation page).

You can hear presentations from the Director of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Adrian Borsa, and Geophysics graduate program coordinator, Dave Stegman. There will be a breakout session to learn more about sub-disciplines, followed by a student panel discussion, and time for your questions. Our Graduate Student Affairs Advisor, Gilbert Bretado, and Director of Diversity Initiatives, Keiara Auzenne, will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to introducing you to the Scripps Geophysics program!

Best wishes,
Geophysics Graduate Admissions Committee, Scripps Oceanography


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