School of Environment postgraduate students feature strongly in GeoNZ poster and oral competition

14 December 2010

Congratulations to the School of Environment postgraduate student winners at the recent the GeoNZ 2010 (Geoscience Geothermal) conference which was held at The University of Auckland in late November.

Sonja Storm came 1st in the oral competition with her talk entitled: Independent Zircon cyrstallisation histories revealed in syn-erupted rhyolite magmas from the 21.8 KA Okareka eruption episode, New Zealand; insights to the heterogeneity of crystal mush.

David Dempesy came 2nd in the oral competition with his talk: Stress/strain cycling and deformation modes on TVZ normal fault systems: insights from numerical modeling.

Adam Pochee came 3rd in the poster competition with his poster: Chemical and physical changes in Andesite rock during hydrothermal alteration; insights from the Rotokawa geothermal field, New Zealand.

Saskia De Vilder was also awarded the Hastie prize in support of her upcoming MSc project.

The conference showcased the latest and best in New Zealand geoscience research, geothermal science, and geothermal engineering.