Wai Allen (Navajo)

Master's Student

Field of Study

Geology

Hometown

Pinon, Arizona

Education

2011 - B.S., Geology, Fort Lewis  College, Durango, CO

Research Focus

Evaluating Neogene Displacement along the Denali Fault System in the Eastern Alaska Range using U-Pb Detrital Zircon and Ar40/Ar39 Geochronology Methods

Major Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Ridgway, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Selected Presentations

Allen, Wai K., Kenneth D. Ridgway, Trevor S. Waldien, Sarah Roeske, and Jeff A. Benowitz, May 2015, Neogene transpressional basin development along the central Denali fault system: Jarvis Creek and McCallum Basins, Alaska (Poster), Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Dunn, Catherine A., Eva Enkelmann, Kenneth D. Ridgway, and Wai K. Allen, May 2015, Does climate change affect exhumation? Identifying the link between tectonics, climate, and offshore sediment deposition in southeastern Alaska (Oral), Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Ridgway, Kenneth D., Jeffery, M. Trop, Ronald B. Cole, Brian A. Hampton, James L. Kalbas, Patrick Brennan, Emily S. Finzel, Jeff Benowitz, and Wai K. Allen, May 2015, Sedimentary record of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic development of southern Alaska: Exploring some of Dwight Bradly’s geologic “Black Holes” (oral), Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Terhune, Patrick, Jeff Benowitz, Trevor S. Waldien, Wai K. Allen, Kailyn N. Davis, Kenneth D. Ridgway, Sarah M. Roeske, Paul G. Fitzgerald, Matthew E. Brueseke, and Paul B. O’Sullivan, May 2015, Geochronologic framework for the Cenozoic history of the southern Alaska range fold and thrust belt (poster), Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Waldien, Trevor S., Sarah M. Roeske, Jeff Benowitz, Wai K. Allen, Kenneth D. Ridgway, and Paul B. O’Sullivan, May 2015, Pliocene-Recent shortening on the McCallum Creek fault: Evidence for an incipient thrust system in the eastern Alaska Range (Poster), Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section Meeting.

Allen, Wai K., Kenneth D. Ridgway, Jeff A. Benowitz, Trevor S. Waldien, Sarah Roeske, October 2014, Neogene transpressional basin development along the Denali Fault System in the Eastern Alaska Range: The stratigraphy of the McCallum Basin and implications for displacement along the Denali Fault System (Poster), Geological Society of America National Meeting.

Waldien, Trevor S., Sarah Roeske, Wai K. Allen, Kenneth D. Ridgway, Jeff A. Benowitz, October 2014, Oblique thrust faulting and foreland basin deformation in a strike-slip fault system, Eastern Alaska Range, Alaska (Poster), Geological Society of America National Meeting.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

American Geophysical Union (AGU),

Women In Science Program - Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Dept.

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Graduate Student Association, Purdue Chapter

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/ Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:    

2013-Present Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient

2015-2015 ExxonMobil Geoscience Recruit Field Course

2014-2015 Chevron Science Scholarship

2014-2015 Cedric J. Newby Award

2014-2015 Gardner Scholarship

2014 2015 Donald W. Levandowski Scholarship

2014-2015 Cedric Newby Award Purdue University

2014-2015 Alaska Geological Survey Scholarship

2014-2015 Geological Society of America Research Grant

2013-2014 Knox Fellowship Recipient

2013-2014 Chesapeake Energy Corporation Scholarship

 

 

Wai Allen, Navajo

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