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Rip Hale, PhD

A big congratulations to Rip Hale, who successfully defended his dissertation on August 22! Rip’s dissertation was titled “Investigating sediment transport on the Waipaoa margin: linking in situ observations with preserved deposits.” Areas of focus included river-ocean coherence of sediment transport events, signal propagation in Poverty Bay, mechanics of wave-supported fluid muds, and identification of past event deposits through digital analyses. Rip is now headed to Vanderbilt University in Nashville for a post-doctoral position focusing on the Ganges-Brahmaputra River dispersal system. Way to go, Rip!!!

Katie Boldt defends PhD

Congratulations to Katie Boldt, who successfully defended her PhD research on 12 June 2014! Katie’s dissertation is entitled “Fjord sedimentation during the rapid retreat of tidewater glaciers: observations and modeling.” Before she moves on to her next adventure, she’ll be around the hallways this summer finishing up final thesis edits and enjoying the Seattle summer.

Milestones & Awards in the Sediment Dynamics Group

Fall 2013 was an exciting time for the Sediment Dynamics lab group!

Kristen Lee Webster gave her final presentation for the PhD, and turned in her dissertation, “Sediment dispersal and accumulation in an insular sea: deltas of Puget Sound”. Congratulations,  Kristen, on this impressive accomplishment!

Andrea, Kristen, and Chuck celebrate after Kristen’s PhD defense

In addition, Aaron, Emily & Katie deserve a big round of congratulations:

Aaron Fricke defended his dissertation proposal and passed his general exam.

Emily Eidam presented her MS project on the Elwha dam removal project, and was approved to move on to the PhD program.

Katie Boldt won an AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award for her presentation at Fall AGU in San Francisco.