Theses Defenses of 2016-2017

Spring 2017 BS Candidates
Faith Moore

Faith Moore

Background Levels for Specific Metals in San Diego Bay: A Geochemical Approach

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 8 am

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Structural Interpretation Offshore Smuggler’s Cove in the Northern Channel Islands, CA

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 8:30 am

Caleb Adkins

Caleb Adkins

Use of Smectite as a Geothermometer to Determine Emplacement Temperatures of Mount Calavera Dome, Carlsbad, California

BS Candidate
Advisor: Heather Webb and Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 9 am

Keith Kastama

Keith Kastama

Complex Blowout Dune Subsurface Morphology using Ground Penetrating Radar on Frazer Island, Australia

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 9:30 am

Alex Wood

Alex Wood

High-Resolution Drone Imaging of Adobe Falls Region Around SDSU: Use of Geologic Imaging for Assisting Decision Makers Trying to Understand Complex Issues Through Time Involving Geology, Crime, and Critical Infrastructure Protection

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Eric Frost

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 10 am

Tony Faye

Tony Faye

The Alberhill clay deposit in the Silverado Formation of southern California – a result of paleosol weathering or K-Pg impact?

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 10:30 am

Mia Flores

Mia Flores

Detrital Thermochronology: Record of the Local-to-Extraregional Provenance Shift Recorded by the Northern Peninsular Ranges Forearc

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 11:45 am

Tyler Henderson

Tyler Henderson

A Test of Provenance Linkage Between Volcanic Clasts of the Upper Miocence Punchbowl Formaion and the Jurassic Sidewinder Volcanics

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 12:45 am

Emma Vierra

Emma Vierra

Spheroidal Weathering of a 108 Ma Cretaceous Gabbro

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary H. Girty

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 2 pm

Peter Hopper

Peter Hopper

Examining Fault Scarps in the Yuha Desert to Determine if they were caused by the 1892 Laguna Salada Earthquake

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 2:30 pm

Spring 2017 MS Candidates
Diane Cheung-Harris

Diane Cheung-Harris

Geology of the Cahuilla Gold-Silver Deposit and Modoc fault of the western Salton Trough, southern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough, Dr. Vic Camp, and Dr. Trent Biggs

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 11 am

Kristen Dennis

Kristen Dennis

Asymmetrical Fault Zone Architecture: The case for a different response of lithology to similar transient loading conditions along the San Jacinto fault, SE California, USA

MS Candidate
Advisors: Dr. Gary H. Girty and Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense: May 4th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Luke Weidman

Luke Weidman

Assessing the Rose Canyon Fault Zone Architecture, Downtown San Diego, California: Geotechnical Data Synthesis

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney and Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense: March 24th, 2017, 9 am

Daniel Peppard

Daniel Peppard

Shallow level incipient pulverization faung with dismembered remnant of a positive flower structure in the San Jacinto fault, southern California, USA

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary Girty

Defense: January 17th, 2017, 11 am

Fall 2016 BS Candidates
Matt Geller

Matt Geller

Interbedded eolian and alluvial strata analyzed by modified latex peels: Holocene Lake Cahuilla, Carrizo Wash, Anza-Borrego Desert, California

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Mario Caputo

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 8 am

Greg Agyan

Greg Agyan

Paleopathological Analysis of Perforations on Ammonite Specimens (Placenticeras meeki) found in the Bearpaw Formation (Campanian) of Canada

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 8:30 am

Wyatt Bartholomew

Wyatt Bartholomew

Geology of Devil’s Canyon area, western Salton Trough, San Diego County

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 9 am

Hugh McManus

Hugh McManus

A Gravity Survey to Determine Aquifer Geometry in Warner Valley Groundwater Basin, San Diego County, California

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Kim Bak Olsen

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 9:30 am

Fall 2016 MS Candidates
Clint Callanan

Clint Callanan

Sourcing heavy metals contamination in urban catchments through XRF analysis of streambed sediments: Chollas Creek, San Diego, California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary Girty

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 10 am

David Anthony

David Anthony

Possible Biases in the Amplitude of the Deconvolution-Based Ambient-Field Green’s Functions Revealed by Simulations in the Community Velocity Model for Southern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shuo Ma

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 10:45 am

Shiying Nie

Shiying Nie

WEDMI: 4th-order Discontinuous Staggered-grid Finite Difference Method for Wave Propagation Simulations

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Kim Bak Olsen

Defense: December 19th, 2016, 11:30 am

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