Gabbie Ledesma (Spring 2020) presents her research at the virtual North Central GSA meeting


On Tuesday, May 19, geology graduate Gabbie Ledesma (Spring 2020) presented her undergraduate research at the virtual North Central sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America. Gabbie’s presentation, entitled “Can Terrestrial Manganese-rich Samples Help Distinguish Manganese-enrichments in Gale Crater Mars?”, is the culmination of research conducted with her advisor, Dr. Betsy Swanner, and collaborators at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Undergraduate research is an important opportunity for our geology and meteorology students, and the department is certainly proud of Gabbie’s accomplishments (and video editing skills!).

You can watch the full presentation video by using this link.