Gustavus students ‘represent’ at American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco Posted on December 12th, 2013 by

This week, Gustavus is well-represented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco!  An estimated 22,000 geoscientists attended the week-long meeting, making it the largest such gathering in the world.  Andrew Choquette (’14) presented a poster about his thesis work monitoring sediment fluxes in ravines in the Le Sueur River watershed, as part of the effort to understand – and ultimately reduce – sediment pollution in the Minnesota River. He’s pictured below with Mike DeLucia (’13), loyal Gustie alum.


Lance Erickson (’14) presented a poster based on his summer REU internship at the University of New Hampshire wherein he studied the relationship between methane ebullition and Hg concentration in Arctic lake sediments.  Zach Van Orsdel (’15), Emily Ford (’14) and Rachel Mohr (’16) presented a poster on their work on the Platte River silica project (see previous blog posts for more info).  And, Prof. Laura Triplett is here enjoying the science, meeting other alums (like Robert Holder, ’12!) and visiting with long-lost colleagues.  Hooray AGU, hooray Gustavus!Emily_ZachZach and Emily conversing with scientists at their poster.

Rachel at the poster sessionsRachel standing above the enormous poster session hall; just a small fragment of the room is visible here.

The students also got to explore the city one morning.  Here they are shown viewing the Golden Gate bridge.  (Ah, Fog City!)



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