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

Gabrielle Ladesma, 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. Ladesma 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 Ladesma, 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

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Gutowski selected as lead author in IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

William Gutowski has been selected to be a lead author for the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report which will be published in 2021. Gutowski, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, researches regional scale climate simulation and analysis. His expertise will … Continue reading Gutowski selected as lead author in IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

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Iowa State University researchers receive EPA grant to study harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.

Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, along with researchers from the ISU College of Engineering, received a $760,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study harmful algal blooms, a growing threat to human and animal health in Iowa’s lakes. Harmful algal blooms in water produce dangerous toxins that can cause serious health concerns for humans, as … Continue reading Iowa State University researchers receive EPA grant to study harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.

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Field Trip to the Swiss Alps!

The trip will lead us to the Alps next August 3-17, 2018 and we will get to see some extraordinary geology. Read about it here https://structure.ge-at.iastate.edu/2017/11/02/field-trip-to-the-swiss-alps/

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Dr. Betsy Swanner receives donated spectrophotometer

On June 15, the Geobiology Lab received a donation of a DR1900 field spectrophotometer from Hach here in Ames. The donation was facilitated through LAS/ISU Foundation Executive Director of Development Michael Gens. Hach Director of Operations Dr. Thorsten Bergemann graciously delivered the device in person on Thursday. Dr. Swanner and her team will use this … Continue reading Dr. Betsy Swanner receives donated spectrophotometer