Nuffield student working in GEES gets commended at international conference

Jodie Dyble

Jodie Dyble

Jodie Dyble, a Nuffield work experience placement student, has received a special commendation at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG).

Each year, the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) award a prize for the best student oral and poster presentations. Jodie’s poster received a special commendation and honourable mention for the quality of the research and poster presented.

Jodie, a 6th Form student at Hessle High and Sixth Form College worked with Dr Rebecca Williams (Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences) on a Nuffield work experience placement in the summer of 2014. During her four week placement she investigated the dynamics of a volcanic eruption on the island of Pantelleria, Italy. The project was awarded a Gold Crest Award by the British Science Association.

The study revealed important details on the eruption which has implications for our understanding of the volcanic system on the Italian island. This work was presented at the VMSG’s annual conference, which was held in Norwich in January 2015. The poster that was presented was the same poster that Jodie had created as part of the requirement for the Gold Crest Award.

Jodie has also been shortlisted for the Young Scientist of the Year Award for her work with us at Hull this summer. The finals are held at the Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC in March  and we wish her luck.

You can read about the research Jodie did this summer here.

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