EAS Students Excel at Regional Poster Competition

EAS Students Excel at Regional Poster Competition
Dan Coleff, Ph.D. Student, Wins First Place

Dr. Carl Fiduk and Don Coleff
Ph.D. student Don Coleff (right) receives the first place award from conference technical session chairman, Dr. Carl Fiduk, chief geologist, Schlumberger Geosolutions.
UH Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) students won six of the seven awards at the inaugural student poster competition at the 2014 Bob F. Perkins Research Conference. The conference, held January 26-28 in Houston, was organized by the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Sedimentary Geology (GCSSEPM).

Nineteen students, representing five universities, competed as finalists in the competition and received free admission to the conference. Fourteen UH EAS students were selected as finalists.

Prior to the meeting, all poster finalists attended a free short course on the Structural and Stratigraphic Framework, Northern Gulf of Mexico.

The 2015 34th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference will be held December 6–9 in Houston.

Competition Winners and Poster Titles

First Place
Dan Coleff, Ph.D. student
“Geomechanical and Acoustic Properties Measurements on Reconsolidated Mudrock Constituents at Reservoir Stresses”
Prize: $1,000 to student and $1,000 to EAS

Third Place (tie)
Bryan Ott, Ph.D. student
“Role of the Offshore Pedro Banks Left-Lateral Strike-Slip Fault Zone in the Plate Tectonic Evolution of the Northern Caribbean”
Prize: $250 to student and $250 to EAS

Third Place (tie)
Karilys Castillo, M.S. student
Paleogeography of the Cenozoic Passive Margin of Northeastern South America in Eastern Venezuela and Trinidad from Seismic Data and Well Information
Prize: $250 to student and $250 to EAS

Honorable Mention
Marie de los Santos, undergraduate student
“The Lobo Formation of Southern New Mexico: A Laramide Syntectonic Deposit”

Honorable Mention
Jiangbo Yu, M.S. student
“Is There Deep-Seated Subsidence in the Houston-Galveston Area?”

Honorable Mention
Kurt Sundell, Ph.D. student
“Cenozoic Basin Evolution and Uplift History of the Central Andean Plateau, Southern Peru”