Ph.D. student – Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
Current research interest are understanding vulnerability and risk, communication of volcanic and geohazards through the use of participatory learning and appropriate mapping.
Michigan Technological University
Department of Geological/Mining and Engineering Sciences
630 Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
hnlechne @ mtu.edu
The P.C.M.I. Program and My Research
I recently completed two years of Peace Corps service in El Salvador. While there, I lived in a small community near Volcan Santa Ana. I was assigned to work with the geologists at Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET). In a collaborative effort with SNET, Michigan Tech and the University of Wisconsin at Madison we designed and implemented a GPS network on and around Santa Ana Volcano and the Coatepeque Caldera. We used Differential GPS in fast-static survey mode with a 30 second sample rate in an attempt to monitor observable deformation, both volcanic and tectonic. Based on this project I received my master’s degree in December, 2010.
Description of Service, Peace Corps El Salvador, 2007-2009
Here are some links that are often employed by those interested in the study and understanding of natural hazards.
Because our program has a strong focus on volcanoes in Central and South America it is important to develop a network of information resources that may prove useful during my research and possible service in Latin America
Latin America Links