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Undergraduate Melissa Piper’s Adventures in Meteorology

Melissa Piper, an undergraduate senior in the meteorology program, was recently hightlighted by LAS news. Melissa’s hands-on learning experiences with Iowa State have ranged from studying abroad in New Zealand to conducting an array of meteorological research projects, including two weeks of data collection (by aircraft!) in Costa Rica. You can read the full story … Continue reading Undergraduate Melissa Piper’s Adventures in Meteorology

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Dr. Jerome Fast awarded GEAT Distinguished Alumni Award

Jerome Fast, a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) atmospheric scientist, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa. Fast has three degrees from Iowa State University – a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and mathematics, a master’s … Continue reading Dr. Jerome Fast awarded GEAT Distinguished Alumni Award

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Gabbie Ledesma awarded Iowa Space Grant Consortium undergraduate fellowship

Gabbie Ledesma, a senior geology major, has been awarded an Iowa Space Grant Consortium undergraduate research fellowship for 2019-2020. This will provide her will a stipend to do independent research with Elizabeth Swanner. She will continue her investigations of manganese enrichments in lake sediments in order to better understand Mn enrichments in the former lakebed … Continue reading Gabbie Ledesma awarded Iowa Space Grant Consortium undergraduate fellowship

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Cinzia Cervato: Project Director for new NSF ADVANCE project

Cinzia Cervato, Morrill Professor in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, will serve as Project Director and lead Principal Investigator for a recently awarded ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ADVANCE program at NSF supports institutional practices leading to increased representation of women in academic STEM careers and more inclusive academic … Continue reading Cinzia Cervato: Project Director for new NSF ADVANCE project

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Jacqueline Reber earns CAREER award from the National Science Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Reber, assistant professor in geology, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of the NSF’s most distinguished awards. The 5 year award supports Dr. Reber’s research on “Combining physical and numerical modes to characterize the contribution of semi-brittle rheology for deformation dynamics … Continue reading Jacqueline Reber earns CAREER award from the National Science Foundation

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Majors with low unemployment rates: Meteorology (#1) and Geoscience (#3)

Do you need another reason to pursue a degree in Meteorology or Geology? A recent article published in USA Today lists Meteorology and Geosciences as two college majors with the lowest unemployment rates. Meteorology was ranked #1 with an unemployment rate of 0.58% whereas Geoscience came in at #3 with an unemployment rate of 0.96%. … Continue reading Majors with low unemployment rates: Meteorology (#1) and Geoscience (#3)

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Central America’s oldest marine mammal from the Panama Canal

Drs. Jorge Velez-Juarbe, Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Aaron Wood, Director of the Iowa State Geology Field Station and lecturer in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, describe Central America’s oldest marine mammal in a new article of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The 20-million-year-old fossil … Continue reading Central America’s oldest marine mammal from the Panama Canal