Congratulations to Southampton undergraduate Isabel Hodgson who has won two awards to present her research at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2015 in San Francisco. Isabel showed excellence in two highly competitive processes and was awarded both the AGU travel grant and a Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) grant.
Isabel is a fourth year geophysics student here at Southampton and is working on her MSci research project under the supervision of Finnigan Illsley-Kemp, Ryan Gallacher and Dr. Derek Keir. She is performing cutting edge research using distant earthquakes to study the deep structure of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania. This region forms the Western branch of the East African rift and can provide unprecedented insights into the early stages of continental rifting.
Isabel has made great progress with her research after volunteering throughout the summer. She has already presented her work at the British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting where she was commended by world leading seismologists on the standard of her research. As a result of winning these two awards she now has the opportunity to showcase her work at the world’s premier geophysics conference to an audience of over 20,000 scientists. Well done Izzy!