Geology Grad Student Alyssa DeMott Awarded 2020
GSA Stanley A. Schumm Research Grant Award
CWU Geology grad student Alyssa DeMott is the 2020 recipient of the Stanley A. Schumm Research Grant Award of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology (QG&G) Division of the Geological Society of America.
By awarding Alyssa this grant, the QG&G recognized her research proposal entitled Long-term geomorphic effects of the Glines Canyon Dam removal on the Elwah River, WA, USA. Her proposal was one of many considered for the award by a panel of rigorous reviewers and was ranked very highly among QG&G proposals overall.
The Schumm Research Award was recently established to support graduate research on fluvial geomorphology. Dr. Schumm (1927-2011) was an internationally acclaimed geomorphologist whose contributions are recognized worldwide. Following a notable time serving the USGS alongside Luna Leopold, Dr. Schumm spent the majority of his career at Colorado State University, where his work and that of his students moved the boundaries of our understanding of river systems. Concepts developed by him related to river thresholds, complex response, and the relationships between stream form and sediment load still form the basis of our thinking about how rivers and landscapes co-evolve.