Sarah Morton Rupert

M.S. Student, Geophysics
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Advisor: Dr. Rick Miller

MS Research Topic: Multi-component surface wave data for tunnel detection


Master of Science, Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, Geoscience at the University of Connecticut

Research Interests

  • Engineering geophysics
  • Surface-wave seismic methods
  • Soil mechanics
  • Subsidence and seismic hazards

Selected Awards & Honors

Student Best Paper Award for Oral Presentation, International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, 2019

Lee C. & Darcy Gerhard Field Research Student Award, 2019

Third Place, GeoCongress National GeoPoster Student Competition, 2019

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Technical Program Travel Grant, 2018, 2019

Kansas Geological Survey Director’s Award, Student Award of Excellence, 2018

William W. Hambleton Student Award for Excellence in Research, 2016

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.