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Dr. Beth Caissie, assistant professor in geology, is awarded NSF grant

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Caissie, assistant professor in geology, who was just awarded an NSF grant to compile sea ice records from the North Pacific for the past several glacial-interglacial cycles. The idea is to figure out how sea ice decreases when the earth warms due to natural changes. The official title is, “When the … Continue reading Dr. Beth Caissie, assistant professor in geology, is awarded NSF grant

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Lin Meng, geology Ph.D. candidate, wins 2019 FINESST award from NASA

Lin Meng, an ISU Ph.D. candidate majoring in Geology, was recently awarded the 2019 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award. This award recognizes proposals for graduate student-designed research projects that contribute to NASA’s science, technology, and exploration goals. With the funding, Lin will work with her advisor Dr. Yuyu … Continue reading Lin Meng, geology Ph.D. candidate, wins 2019 FINESST award from NASA

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Dr. Elizabeth Swanner wins 2019 GSA Geobiology division award

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Swanner, Assistant Professor in the geology department, who has won the 2019 pre-tenure GSA (Geological Society of America) Geobiology Division Award. Dr. Swanner will be presented with the award during the 2019 GSA meeting in Phoenix. Click here for more information on Dr. Swanner’s work and her award.

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Undergraduate Geology Student Gabrielle Ledesma Featured on ISU Homepage

Gabrielle Ledesma, an ISU junior geology major, has been featured in an article posted to Iowa State University’s homepage. The piece highlights the research that Gabbie has been doing with geology professor Dr. Elizabeth Swanner. Check out the full story here: https://www.iastate.edu/stories/2019/02/ledesma.

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Chanel Vidal, geology sophomore, featured in ISU news story

Chanel Vidal, who just started her sophomore year as a geology major at Iowa State University, was recently featured in a ISU news story highlighting the multiple field work opportunities that she participated in this summer. These opportunities included spending a week aboard the R/V Endeavor on a research expedition from Rhode Island to Barbados, … Continue reading Chanel Vidal, geology sophomore, featured in ISU news story

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Gabrielle Ledesma, working with Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, receives Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award

Gabrielle Ledesma, an undergraduate student majoring in geology, received a Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award to work with Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, assistant professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, this summer. Ledesma has been helping to look at how microbial communities impact the iron and carbon cycles in the anoxic environments of midwest lakes. The … Continue reading Gabrielle Ledesma, working with Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, receives Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award

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Dr. Alan Wanamaker and Suzanne Ankerstjerne earn LAS awards

Dr. Al Wanamaker, associate professor in geology, and Suzanne Ankerstjerne, the Stable Isotope Lab manager and lecturer in geology, both recently received awards from Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wanamaker was awarded the Trapp Innovation award, set up by Onnolee U. Trapp and Orlin D. Trapp. Suzanne received the Professional … Continue reading Dr. Alan Wanamaker and Suzanne Ankerstjerne earn LAS awards