won the award for 2018. A copy of his abstract appeared in Preview’s summary of student projects completed in 2018 (December 2018). SA Student Honours Night On the evening of 11 December, the SA/ NT Branch held its combined Christmas party and Student Honours Night. Two local honours students presented the results of their research work. They were: • Michael Rieger (Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide) – “Constraining the regional slope of Western Papua New Guinea: A study of lithospheric flexure” • Robin Keegan-Treloar (Flinders University) –“A multi-method hydrological study of Wither Swamp, in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.” These two talks were both very well done (both received awards for their presentations), and highlighted the breadth of our science. Robin’s talk presented high resolution geophysical images over a small but important spring system south of Adelaide, where the study area was on the order of 100 × 100 m. Michael’s work involved examining and modelling stress fields that covered at least a third of Papua New Guinea. For pictures of these speakers in action see the SA section of the ASEG Branch News in this issue. NSW Student Technical Night Four students made presentations the ASEG NSW Student Technical Night in October 2018. Steph Hawkins and Alice Van Tilburg were both awarded ASEG NSW Branch Tertiary Student Scholarships in May 2018. Their project topics were: • Steph Hawkins (Macquarie University) – “Investigating an igneous dyke swarm using applied field magnetics” • Alice Van Tilburg (Macquarie University) –“Exploring Lithospheric Scale Structure in the Eastern Yilgarn Craton with 3D Magnetotellurics.” Copies of their abstracts appeared in Preview’s summary of student projects completed in 2018 (December 2018). ACT Student Award In November, The ACT Branch of the ASEG was delighted to present Kathryn Hayward with the 2018 ACT Student Award. Kathryn presented an interesting talk to the Branch that described how pore fluids influence rupture dynamics during earthquakes and discussed the seismological evidence that suggests there is a significant difference in fault behaviour between classic stress-driven earthquakes and those driven by changes in pore fluid pressure. Call for nominations for OzSTEP and OzLEAP Distinguished Lecturers OzSTEP and OzLEAP are the ASEG’s Distinguished Lecturer programmes. OzSTEP courses tend to cover entry-level topics and typically last one day. OzLEAP are more specialised, and typically last for at least two days. Selected courses are hosted by state branches around Australia. The ASEG Education Committee is currently seeking OzSTEP and OzLEAP lecturer nominations from Members. All nominations are assessed against criteria including: annual Member survey requests; scientific quality; non-commercial; cross-disciplinary appeal; and audience engagement. Nominations (self-nominations are encouraged!) should be directed to education@aseg.org.au by 1 March 2019. Please supply a: • seminar/course title and synopsis (a list of major topics covered is fine) • preferred duration • brief presenter biography Please refer to the ASEG OzSTEP/ OzLEAP webpage https://www. aseg.org.au/continuous-education/ ozstepozleap for additional programme details and list of course topics suggested in the most recent Member survey. Student presenters at the NSW ASEG Branch meeting. Left to right: Alice Van Tilburg, Steph Hawkins, Xueyu (Tom) Zhao and Jie Wang. At right – Mark Lackie, NSW Branch President. 23 PREVIEW Education matters FEBRUARY 2019