Today, undergraduate researchers Jake Draper & Adriana Olvera gave poster presentations to the NAU community at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ, outlining progress on their research projects.
Jake has been working with graduate student Tony Maue analyzing field data and geologic maps of alluvial fans in Death Valley, CA. His presentation was titled Quantifying Surface Roughness and Geologic Composition of Alluvial Fans in Death Valley as Analogs for Planetary Landforms. Jake is currently a freshman double majoring in Astrophysics and German, with a minor in Astrogeology.
Adriana has been working with graduate student Natalie Jones analyzing satellite images of meandering rivers in the American southwest. Her presentation was titled Are there mineralogical/compositional trends that correlate with changes in geomorphology in unvegetated meandering stream basins? Adriana is currently a junior in the School of Earth & Sustainability and will be continuing her research next year, with funding from the NAU/NASA Space Grant.
Congratulations to our undergrad researchers!