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18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8266
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Congratulations to our own Mari Flores-Garcia on her recognition for 20 years of service, and to Kelly Lourcey for her nomination for the first annual Outstanding Student Assistant award! Mari and Kelly were recognized at the 2018 Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Awards Event on May 2nd. Click here for photo...
CSUN Students Chris Martinez and Ian Ruttenberg presented posters on their MS thesis research at the Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) meeting in Bakersfield in April 2018. An oral presentation given by Dr. Marsaglia at the meeting was coauthored by former students, Brenda Rodriguez and Natsumi Shintaku, and Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne (CSUN). click here for photo and more info...
Dr. Priya Ganguli studies the transport and fate of contaminants in aquatic environments, with a focus on mercury (Hg), nutrient, and carbon cycling. After completing her MS in Earth Sciences from UC Santa Cruz, she worked on a variety of environmental remediation projects at the San Francisco Bay Water Board. She returned to UC Santa Cruz for her PhD in Earth Sciences (2008-2013), where she studied the influence of groundwater – seawater interaction on mercury toxicity and transport at the coastal margin. As a postdoctoral fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Intuition and UC Irvine, she explored mercury dynamics in coastal wetlands, as well as the drivers of mercury uptake at the base of the food web. At CSUN, Dr. Ganguli is part of the new Water Science Program. Her research program will continue to address questions regarding contaminant cycling at the land-sea margin (e.g., influence of land use and sea level rise). Additionally, she will explore the long-term effects of environmental remediation projects in both nearshore and terrestrial ecosystems (e.g., Malibu Lagoon, New Idria Mine).
Dr. Eileen Evans is a geophysicist specializing in geodesy, active tectonics and earthquakes. She recieved her PhD from Harvard University in 2014 and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Geological Survey. Eileen uses geodetic observations of the earth’s crust, including GPS and other satellite observations, to image the gradual accumulation of tectonic strain along faults, and the release of that strain as earthquakes. Her research focuses on mathematical and computational methods to model these observations and understand how tectonic behavior in between major earthquakes can inform our expectations of future events. At CSUN, she plans to investigate strain partitioning in complex fault systems and expand her research to include offshore and aerial observations.
On October 19, at 10:19 AM, the Geology Club led CSUN's Annual Great California ShakeOut Drill on the northeast Oviatt Lawn. The club and many volunteers were out in force all morning using informational boards and tables to provide safety information, engage students in educational games/activities, and raise community awareness about earthquake preparedness. Thank you to the Geology Club, the volunteers, and the faculty for doing such a wonderful job leading one of our most successful ShakeOut drills yet!
The ninth annual Pacific Section AAPG West Coast Expo, sponsored by California Resources Corporation, Aera Energy and Chevron, attracted 55 registrants from 26 schools. Eighteen CSUN students participated, some as volunteers and poster presenters. Three students won poster awards: Lonnie Hufford, James McNeil and Michael Flowers. Thanks to all for making the 2017 event a success. Click here to see the poster winners!