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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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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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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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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

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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.