What I am doing in research projects
During my time at TU so far, I have participated in undergraduate research through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge summer program, as well as in research through this school year. The IPGP project I am currently in uses machine learning for earthquake detections (e.g., depths, distances and directions) in Oklahoma. I didn’t think I was capable of handling such an involved project due to my limited experience with programming, but thanks to the support of my project members, I have been making progress and getting significant results. It has taught me many new things and greatly increased my confidence in programming, which is such a vital skill for solving real-world problems in geoscience.
There are also ample scholarship opportunities in Tulsa and Oklahoma. For instance, I received a scholarship from the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society this past fall. I am attending geology field camp this summer and received multiple field camp grants from the Oklahoma Geoscience Foundation, as well as a field camp scholarship from the Geophysical Society of Tulsa.
In all, I am grateful for the experience I’ve gained through my time in the Geosciences Department and the many opportunities it has afforded me.