Webinar Hosts: SEG Women's Network

Impacts of implicit bias in STEM

Implicit biases are automatic, subconscious cognitive predispositions that silently impact our understanding, actions, and decisions in a wide range of contexts. Because these “mental shortcuts” arise naturally from our life experiences and cultural influences to help us efficiently navigate our worlds, all human beings have some forms of implicit bias (“favorable” or “unfavorable”) that research suggests may not match our explicit attitudes or beliefs. Left unexamined, these biases can impact our decision-making processes in ways

Near-Surface Geophysics for Environmental and Engineering Applications: Case Studies from Alaska

Near-surface geophysics spans an entire range of application, from seemingly simple work like utility locates to more complex surveys like seismic MASW. Yet, even simple projects turn complex when operating hundreds of miles from the nearest city or resources. In Alaska, complicated logistics and planning are required for remote geophysical operations, ranging from Prudhoe Bay to the western Aleutians. In a state so large and diverse, the geophysical applications are similarly broad in both locations

Investigating Data for Rock Physics Analysis – Part II

We will use data from a well log and a laboratory experiment. We play with various ways to make some rock physics assessments. We will announce the data set and their location so that listeners can access the data and work along as the lecture progresses. A lot of the work will be shown in Matlab or in Python.

Career Paths in Geophysics

This webinar will include panelists from very diverse backgrounds who will discuss their own unique experiences related to their career paths and answer questions submitted by the attendees.

How GeoScience Data Techniques can help the Assessment of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Data assimilation, a geoscience data technique that originates from meteorology and oceanography, is widely used in the oil and gas industry for assisted history matching. The method aims to find a model solution to a given dynamic problem that agrees with the observations given the uncertainties in both observations and models. In this webinar, I will give an introduction to the concept of data assimilation and introduce a number of well-known methods. I will illustrate

Investigating Data for Rock Physics Analysis

We will use data from a well log and a laboratory experiment. We play with various ways to make some rock physics assessments. We will announce the data set and their location so that listeners can access the data and work along as the lecture progresses. A lot of the work will be shown in Matlab or in Python.

Coda Wave Interferometry: Revealing the Information of Multiply Scattered Waves

What do acoustic emissions tell us about fracture initiation and propagation? What are coda waves, and why are they useful? What is seismic interferometry and how is it applied to coda waves? What can a single seismometer tell us about microseismic sources? In this webinar, I will present the basic theory of coda wave interferometry, its diverse application to multi-scale problems, and exciting opportunities to monitor the subsurface and structural materials.

Overcoming Barriers in Science

Science has a diversity problem. Women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and socially disadvantaged individuals are steadily underrepresented in science and, more specifically, in academia. A growing body of literature has emerged in recent years on this issue and some institutions and scientific communities are currently seeking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This webinar will explore two possible ways the scientific community can be actively non-discriminatory: by