Student scoops award at Europe's biggest geosciences conference

A Geosciences PhD student has won a top award at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, held in Vienna last month.

Bartosz Kurjanski won an Outstanding Student Poster/ Pico Award (OSPP Award) for his poster, ‘Cool deltas. Sedimentary environments of Salpausselka I and II moraine ridges near Lahti, Finland’.

His PhD research is focused on characterising glaciogenic sediments to improve understanding of their distribution and reservoir properties.  He is supervised by a collaborative team comprising Professor Brice Rea, Dr Matteo Spagnolo, Dr David G. Cornwell and Professor John Howell.

Commenting on his award, Bartosz said: “I am honoured to receive the OSPP award, and I would like to thank my supervisors and Dr Jukka-Pekka Palmu of the Geological Survey of Finland, without whom my fieldwork would not have been possible.

“It feels great to be recognised for the work and effort, especially at the EGU19 general assembly which is the biggest and the most important geosciences conference in Europe. 

“I personally learn best using visual aids (photos and diagrams) and by interactions with the subject (learning by doing) and that is how I designed my poster.

“I think it was appreciated by the judges but also I found it very rewarding to be able to engage and spark discussions with participants by letting them draw their own interpretation on the poster and compare it with my own.”

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