DVIDS – News – USACE St. Louis District’s Glover Continues ERDC University Project


VICKSBURG, Miss.- Matthew Glover, a geophysicist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Louis District, has completed half of his research project with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) six- detailed one-month program, known as ERDC University (ERDC-U).

A district employee for 14 years, Glover is a member of the Geotechnical Branch of the Engineering and Construction Division, where his areas of expertise are near-surface imagery survey collection, analysis and interpretation. electrical for engineering and environmental studies.

“My goal at ERDC University is to develop a broader understanding of shallow seismic exploration and its application as a delineation and risk management tool.” Glover said.

Win-win collaboration

His mentor, research geophysicist Janet Simms of the Geotechnics and Structures Laboratory (GSL) at ERDC, said: “Matt is enthusiastic and has immersed himself in the theory, application, acquisition, processing and the interpretation of shallow seismic methods. A district usually has no more than one or two geophysicists, so it is important that they know all the geophysical methods.

“ERDC-U offers Matt the opportunity to expand his knowledge base,” Simms continued. “It’s also a learning experience for me. During our conversations, I learned about district projects where geophysics is used, and we discussed how to expand the use of geophysics throughout the organization. »

Glover’s project and progress

Together with his mentors, Glover studies the processes of acquiring seismic data in the field for geotechnical applications. Through his field experiences, he learns how to configure and collect data using different seismic networks.
He has been recognized for his ability to set up a survey and collect data, while quickly grasping the theoretical nuances of data acquisition and signal processing for multi-channel surface wave analysis.

“I’m starting to understand which seismic method is appropriate depending on the geology and the problem at hand,” Glover said. “For the remaining three months, I take these data collections from the field and use seismic data processing software for import and processing. My final steps will be learning how to interpret and display usable data with the help of my expert GSL mentors and their advanced lab equipment.”

Glover will present the results of his project, titled “Applied Seismic Data Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation” at the ERDC-U graduation ceremony scheduled for September 15, 2022, at the ERDC main campus in Vicksburg. Interested ERDC and St. Louis District leaders and team members can access the event virtually with an invitation request to Glover.

Antisa Webb, ERDC-U Program Manager, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for those selected to help shape the future of the Corps of Engineers technical knowledge base. Participants gain knowledge of ERDC science and technology, collaborate and partner with ERDC researchers to develop programs, and explore career advancement opportunities. The goals are to establish a process that leverages workforce development with collaborations and partnerships across USACE.

Following this presentation, ERDC Director Dr. David Pittman will introduce Glover and his five other graduates to the ERDC-U degrees and recognize their mentors for supporting growth within the organization.

To learn more about ERDC University, including application requirements for the next session which opens on October 1, 2022, please visit https://wiki.erdc.dren.mil/index.php?title=ERDC_University .

Date taken: 08.01.2022
Date posted: 08.03.2022 13:47
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