Kate Shervais ’13 presented her thesis research on “Examining Microroughness Evolution in Natural and Experimental Pseudotachylyte-bearing Fault Surfaces,” at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in April. More than 11,000 scientists from 95 countries attended the conference, which was held in Vienna, Austria. Only 28 percent of the participants were students.
Shervais completed her study with Phil Resor, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences. Resor, who received a National Science Foundation grant to study earthquakes in an Italian fault zone, also attended the conference. The NSF grant supported their travel to the conference.
“I had a wonderful time and was able to discuss my poster and research with geoscientists from all over the world,” she said.
Read an abstract of Shervais’s paper here.