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Andrew Siciliano smiles in front of a brick building and a leafy tree.

Geology student receives Goldwater Scholarship

Andrew Siciliano wants to pursue geochemistry research

An aerial view of the San Andreas fault, running diagonally across the image from the top left to the bottom right. Below the fault lie some mountains. The landscape is very brown.

Nature article proposes new way to identify faults that might pose earthquake risk

The researchers found geometric complexity of nearby faults could play a role in the risk of earthquakes

Three women smile for a photo, with the person in the middle holding a wooden plaque with a glass inscription on top.

College of Science 2024 awards

The College of Science student, faculty and staff awards include several University-wide awards and external awards