Adrian M Bender

I work in support of the USGS Earthquake Hazards and Mineral Resources Projects in Alaska using remote (mostly lidar and digital photogrammetry), field (surveying, mapping, trenching, coring, seismics), and laboratory (cosmogenic and radiocarbon dating, organic stable isotope geochemistry, thermochronology) techniques to facilitate mission-related research.



M.S.        2015            Western Washington University (WWU)         Geology
B.S.         2012            University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA)          Geology

Professional Experience

2015 - Present            Geologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2012 - 2015                Physical Science Tech, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2014 - 2015                Graduate Research Assistant, Western Washington University
2013 - 2014                Graduate Teaching Assistant, Western Washington University
2010 - 2012                Undergraduate Lab Assistant, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Geophysical Union (2012-present)
Geological Society of America (2013-present)

Honors and/or Awards

  • WWU Outstanding Graduate Award, Geology Department (2015)
  • Hecla-Greens Creek Scholarship (2011)
  • Chugach Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship (2012)
  • Fran Ulmer Transformative Research Award, UAA (2012)
  • Global Change Research Grant, UA Statewide (2012)
  • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant (2014)
  • Geology Graduate Student Research Grant, WWU (2014)

My Google Scholar profile can be found here