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EDUCATION

University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon
Ph.D. student; anticipated graduation 2024

Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri
A.B. Geophysics; cumulative GPA: 3.81; graduated May 17, 2019

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Geophysics Ph.D. student
University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences; Eugene, Oregon; September 2019 – present

  • Investigating the use of borehole strainmeter data to inform studies of earthquake determinism and rupture initiation and propagation
  • Planning to analyze the noise levels of UNAVCO GNSS solutions to identify when stations are not working optimally and why

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Internship
U.S. Geological Survey Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory; Albuquerque, New Mexico; May 2018 – August 2018

  • Designed and ran experiments investigating the characteristics and spatial variability of wind-induced noise on near-surface seismometers
  • Installed a variety of instruments, developed codes in Python to analyze data (code available at https://github.com/sndybing/Wind-Codes), and was the first-author for a manuscript now published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; St. Louis, Missouri; January 2017 – May 2019

  • Assisted Dr. Jill D. Pasteris in her Raman spectroscopy lab studying variations on the mineral apatite
  • Conducted Raman analyses using a Raman spectrometer; took microphotographs of samples; mechanosynthesized apatite using a ball-milling machine; de-convolved Raman peaks using GRAMS/32 (AI) 6.00 software
  • Co-authored the poster “Channel Carbonate Substitution in Apatite: A New Look with Raman and IR Spectroscopy” presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference on geochemistry

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sydney N. Dybing, Adam T. Ringler, David C. Wilson, Robert E. Anthony; Characteristics and Spatial Variability of Wind Noise on Near‐Surface Broadband Seismometers. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ; 109 (3): 1082–1098. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120180227

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  • Dybing, S. N., Melgar, D., Barbour, A. J., Goldberg, D. E., (2020). How soon can you tell that a big earthquake is big? Investigating determinism using borehole strain, Seismology Student Workshop 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • Dybing, S. N., Ringler, A. T., Wilson, D. C., and Anthony, R. E., (2018). Characteristics and spatial variability of wind noise on near-surface broadband seismometers, American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting and 2018 Midstates Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Pasteris, J. D., Yoder, C. H., Bollmeyer, M. M., Stepien, K. R., and Dybing, S. N., (2018). Channel carbonate substitution in apatite: a new look with Raman and IR spectroscopy, Goldschmidt Conference.
  • Simon, J. C., Dybing, S. N., Cunitz, B. W., Sapozhnikov, O. A., and Bailey, M. R., (2015). Twinkling in space: kidney stone detection with ultrasound, NASA’s Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop.

SKILLS & TRAINING

  • Strong scientific communication skills
  • Knowledge of working with broadband vault and borehole seismometers
  • Experience with coding in Python for the analysis of seismological data and creation of figures, as well as coordinating code changes using Git
  • Experience using Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems
  • Adept in conducting Raman spectroscopic analyses and de-convolving Raman spectra
  • Proficient in the use of GIS software including ESRI’s ArcMap to create maps and perform spatial analyses

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; St. Louis, Missouri; January 2017 – May 2017; January 2019 – May 2019

  • Acted as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Maya Gomes in the Earth History course; hosted office hours and pre-exam review sessions; graded problem sets
  • Acted as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Mike Krawczynski in the Natural Disasters course; hosted office hours; graded problem sets and exams

Discovery Corps Track for Earth and Space Science Achievement
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington; March 2012 – July 2015

  • Engaged diverse groups of visitors with interactive science interpretation to inspire interest in science, math, and technology
  • Promoted from volunteer Discovery Corps Assistant to Discovery Corps Senior Interpreter 2
  • Developed effective public speaking and presentation skills on the museum floor

Discovery Corps Bioengineering Internship
University of Washington’s Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Seattle, Washington; July 2014 – August 2014

  • Completed laboratory research using ultrasound to detect and measure kidney stones
  • Co-authored the poster “Twinkling in Space: Kidney Stone Detection with Ultrasound” presented at the 2015 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop

AWARDS

  • Raymund Fellowship – University of Oregon Graduate School
  • Johnston Scholarship – University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences
  • Courtney Werner Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Earth Sciences – Washington University in St. Louis
  • Letter of Recognition for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant from the Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship
  • Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship – Sons of Norway, Bothell Lodge