Willimantic, CT — Mackenzie Fannon, a senior environmental earth science major from Bristol, was chosen to present at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual fall conference which begins Dec. 15 in San Francisco, CA. She spent 10 weeks downloading and processing seismic data in order to complete her research, which is entitled “Source Parameters of Large Magnitude Subduction Zone Earthquakes along Oaxaca, Mexico.”
The AGU was established in 1919 with the goal of advancing Earth and space sciences and making discoveries that could benefit humanity. This will be the 47th consecutive year that the AGU has hosted the conference and over 25,000 people are expected to attend.
The AGU fall meeting is considered the largest conference in the world concerning geophysical research and it is extremely rare for undergraduates, such as Fannon, to be given the opportunity to present their research at an AGU conference. When asked about the opportunity, Fannon replied, “I am really excited to be presenting my research at AGU. This conference will give me the opportunity to show off all my hard work to thousands of people from all over the world.” The event spans over the course of five days and serves as an effective platform for scientists who are interested in Earth and space sciences to exchange scholarly discourse, interact with colleagues and learn about exciting new findings in the field.