Jeanne Hardebeck (Ph.D. '01) Receives Presidential Recognition

Dr. Jeanne Hardebeck (PhD '01) is one of three USGS researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Hardebeck?s contributions address critical issues in seismotectonics that have previously been poorly understood due to a lack of information and poor quality data. Hardebeck explains,"I study data from thousands of small shaking events deep within the earth to determine how the forces acting on faults change in time and space." One fundamental problem she addresses is the strength of the faults that cause large earthquakes.