Geological Science and Engineering

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Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Grad Student Receives Two Prestigious SEG Scholarships


Callum presenting his research in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) magnetometry at the 2017 KEGS (Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society) Symposium in Toronto, Ontario.

Congratulations to PhD graduate student, Callum Walter, BSc'16, on receiving two prestigious awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Callum has been awarded the SEG/Lucien LaCoste Scholarship, named after one of the most influential geophysicists of the last century. This award is presented annually to one graduate student for research contributions in potential field instrumentation.

Callum’s research has been focused on reliably integrating optically pumped vapour magnetometers with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms for enhanced spatial resolution in airborne magnetic surveys. This initial research was sponsored by a MITACS Accelerate Grant and industry partner, Sumac Geomatics Inc.

Callum has also been awarded the SEG/KEGS Ontario fellowship awarded to a geophysics graduate student based in Ontario.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a not-for-profit organization supporting 27,000 members from 128 countries and received 730 scholarship applications this year.

More information is available on the SEG website.

Congratulations, Callum!

Callum TAing a group of 4th year undergraduate students in Calabogie, Ontario a part of the annual applied geophysics field school.