Audrey D. Huerta

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Geological Sciences

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA 98926-7418

Lind 118-A

(509) 963-2718


My research interests revolve around understanding the processes that drive mountain building, from the effects of erosion to the dynamics of deep mantle processes. I combine field work with numerical models to constrain the fundamental Earth processes responsible for the spectacular landscapes we see today.

Research Interests

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Ph.D.,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

In addition to my teaching and research, I am also Director of the   Science Honors Research Program here at Central Washington University.

SHRP is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to do real-life, hands-on, independent research. This is the real thing. Students design, develop, and implement their own research projects under the guidance of mentors from the SHRP Faculty. Through  support from the College of the Sciences, and the Office of the Provost, SHRP students get a summer stipend that pays them to do their research, and helps to buy research supplies . Students also take classes in the SHRP program that provide tools to help them with their research, and the publication of their research in real scientific journals.

Science Honors Research Program