IGPP Seismologist, Debi Kilb, has been an active advocate for K12 science for decades. Now, as the science outreach director for the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, Debi welcomes 6th-12th grade students to join her for up to three weeks of fun with science and art when the Junior Academy hosts its second annual summer workshops starting June 26. The completely hands-on classes include Messy Science, Pirate Science, the Music of Earthquakes and so much more.
Huge congratulations to IGPP Professor of Geophysics, Peter Shearer for his nomination by the Seismological Society of America's board to become the SSA's next president! Shearer has previously served the society as the SSA Honors Committee chair, on the SSA Publication Committee, and he has also worked to help increase SSA membership. As an organization, SSA aims to "Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society." Congratulations, again, to the President Elect!
Oceanography International North America (OINA) will be honoring IGPP’s first director, Walter Munk in a special edition of Catch The Next Wave, February 16, 2017. Several speakers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including Director Margaret Lenin and former IGPP Director, current Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at IGPP, John Orcutt will share presentations during the days-long Catch the Wave—in a program designed to honor Walter by discussing innovation in, and the current trajectory of ocean science.
Huge congratulations to IGPP Alum Jeremy Bassis! Bassis, now an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award from the White House for his contributions to glaciology.