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Students receive Geological Society of America research grants, scholarships


The Geological Society of America (GSA) awarded two competitive scholarships to senior geology major Jena Long: she received one of 12 GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Awards for participation in a summer field geology program, and she received one of seven GSA/Subaru Minority Scholarships for students who show academic promise in the geosciences.

Long, a member of the Miami Tribe, received a total of $3,500 and a GSA student membership. She has participated in research in mineralogy with John Rakovan, professor of geology, and participated in Miami’s five-week geology field station in the Wind River Range, Wyo., in summer 2011.

GSA Research Grants were awarded to five graduate students in geology and environmental earth sciences: doctoral students Tedros Berhane ($3,305) and Tomasz Marchlewski ($1,700) and master’s students Agnieszka Marchlewska ($2,655), Rebecca Tortorello ($2,025) and Terry Workman ($2,450).

The GSA committee on Research Grants made awards to 220 graduate students out of 633 applicants, according to Bill Hart, chair of the department of geology and environmental earth science.

The department of geology officially became the department of geology and environmental earth science July 1. The department now offers two new degrees: a bachelor of arts in environmental earth science and a bachelor of arts in environmental science.


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