Colorado School of Mines Memorial Scholarship
The Colorado School of Mines Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a CSM graduate student in support of excellence in geoscience research. Applicants focusing on geology, geophysics, or any other earth science-related sub-discipline, are encouraged to apply. This scholarship was initiated by John Lockridge, a prominent petroleum geologist and geologic community leader in Denver, and is supported in his memory by his wife, Erika, friends, and colleagues. John was one of the three founders of the RMAG Foundation, serving as a Trustee for thirteen years.
The 2023 Colorado School of Mines Memorial Scholarship was awarded to:
Ahmad Tourei, Ph.D candidate, Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
Ahmad’s dissertation topic is “Ambient noise interferometry using distributed acoustic sensing to study permafrost degradation in Arctic Alaska.” Ahmad’s work is under the supervision of Dr. Eileen Martin. He intends to characterize thawing of permafrost in Arctic Alaska using near-surface geophysical techniques. Acoustic signals collected with a distributed acoustic sensing cable will be processed using velocity analysis to determine the shallow seismic velocity structure which will be used as an indicator of the geomechanical properties of the degrading permafrost. Ahmad will develop a new algorithm to efficiently process the seismic signal.
Ahmad has a M.S., in Geotechnical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and a B.S., in Civil Engineering from the Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
The 2022 Colorado School of Mines Memorial Scholarship was awarded to:
Robert Charnock, MS student, Colorado School of Mines
“Geology of a Climax-type porphyry molybdenum deposit and base-metal mineralized system, Mount Emmons area, Crested Butte, Colorado”