Seymour talks fast to win VPR Fellowship

Seymour headshotGeosciences doctoral student, Nikki Seymour represented Warner College of Natural Resources in the 2017’s CSU Vice President for Research 3 Minute Challenge.

Graduate students gave snappy pitches on their research to judges from across the university. The quick pitches were scored on criteria associated with the content, comprehension, effective engagement and communication skills. Nikki’s presentation, entitled: “Sharing the Strain: Slip History of the Atacama Fault System, northern Chile” was a winner.


Out of the 35 participants only 14 were invited to become the 2017-18 VPR Fellowship cohort. Fellows will receive $4,000 in scholarship and travel support as well as opportunities for professional development workshops, mentorship, leadership and engagement opportunities over the next academic year.

Watch Nikki’s Fellowship Presentation at