Meet our Sumner Scholars: Kevin M. Ward

Kevin M. Ward in a snow storm

Degree Program: PhD

Research: I study the Central Andes and the tectonic processes that have built them. To do this, I use a relatively new method called Ambient Noise Tomography to image the seismic structure of the Earth's crust in great detail.

My research area includes over 3,500 kilometers of the Central Andes with several peaks over 6,000 meters in elevation. Although I have not visited every location in my research area, the places I have seen in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile are without equal in beauty.

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