Yvette Pereyra, a Master's of Science student working under the supervision of Dr. Lin Ma, has been selected to receive travel support by NSF Critical Zone Observatory Program to present her research on Critical Zone science at the upcoming Geochemistry of the Earth's surface meeting in Paris in August 2014. The 10th international "Geochemistry of the Earth's surface" meeting", GES-10, will be held in the historic center of Paris, 18-22 August 2014. In 2014, the GES 10 will emphasize the most recent developments on the geochemistry of the Critical Zone, the Earth's surface layer between rocks and sky and will bring together the best world experts.
Yvette will present her abstract: USING URANIUIM-SERIES ISOTOPES TO QUANTIFY VOLCANIC SOIL FORMATION RATES UNDER A TROPICAL CLIMATE: BASSE-TERRE, GUADELOUPE.
More awards for our undergraduates! Chloe DesVoignes (Geology) and Samira Armijos (Environmental Science) won first place and honorable mention, respectively, for their posters at the recent 2014 COURI symposium. For a complete list of results, click here.
Fotios Fouskas has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship for laboratory/analytical research by the GSA Coal Geology Division. The award carries a stipend to be used for expenses related his proposed study, “Using Novel Cadmium isotopes to understand the behavior of trace elements related to coal combustion processes and the environmental impacts of disposal and beneficial use of coal combustion products (CCPs).”