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Adamo embarks on PolarTREK in the Alps

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Our very own Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo has been selected for a PolarTREC Expedition to the Swiss Alps to study the sliding rate of glaciers!

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program that selects formal and informal educators to spend 3 to 6 weeks participating in hands-on research in the Arctic and Antarctic with the goal of increasing interest and awareness of polar science. The program, funded by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), began about 10 years ago and has already provided more than 150 teachers with hands-on field research experience.

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Hanafi wins 2 GSA research grants!

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Congratulations to EPS graduate student Bari Hanafi on being awarded 2 research grants from GSA! Hanafi received the ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Grant. ExxonMobil recognized 10 of the top 30 GSA student research grant proposals with grants of US$5000 each. Hanafi was also awarded a Structural Geology and Tectonics Division Graduate Research Grant. The GSA Structural Geology and Tectonic (SGT) division recognized 5 students whose proposals show exceptionally high merit in conception and presentation in their fields.

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Setera wins GSA Lipman Award!

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Congratulations to EPS PhD student Jake Setera on winning a prestigious GSA Lipman Award! Setera was recognized for his proposal to study the thermal evolution of the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa, which is the largest layered igneous intrusion identified in the Earth's crust. The GSA Lipman Award funding will allow Setera to learn a new technique, measuring U-Pb ages on apatite crystals, in collaboration with researchers at Princeton University.

Learn more about the Lipman Award and Setera's work here.

Rutgers faculty and students on the R/V Atlantis research cruise

Welcome Aboard the Research Vessel Atlantis, Cruise AT40-03

Welcome the not-so-regular daily blog we're keeping aboard the R/V Atlantis. "We" are 19 members of a science and technical team contributing to a research cruise that's the prelim to drilling by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). Images of seafloor topography and sub-seafloor layering we collect will enable us to choose sites to be drilled by the IODP, using the D/V JOIDES Resolution 2 to 3 years from now. That effort will recover records of Earth history that can be acquired in no other way than by putting out to sea and drilling hundreds of meters into the seafloor at key locations. We expect the sediments brought up from the depths will reveal ocean-atmosphere-biosphere interaction spanning the last 70 million years. The goal will be to improve knowledge of past climate variations and the factors that regulate the flow of deep ocean water that begins in the North Atlantic and circles the globe.

AtlantisAtlantis Image Courtesy of WHOI

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Miller, Browning receive GSA honors

Congratulations to Professors Ken Miller and Jim Browning on receiving honors from the Geological Society of America (GSA)! Miller was awarded the Laurence L. Sloss Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sedimentary geology. Browning was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Miller and Browning will be recognized at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in November.

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Mattos awarded AGU Horton Research Grant

Congratulations to EPS PhD student Caio Mattos on receiving a Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union (AGU)! The grant is very competitive, and no more than three are awarded in a given year. The grant will support Caio to do field work in the Amazon over two field seasons. Well done, Caio!

For more information about the Horton Research Grant, please visit the following site:
https://honors.agu.org/research-grants-and-awards/the-horton-hydrology-research-grant/

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EPS celebrates graduates at Commencement 2018

Rutgers University celebrated Graduation on May 13, 2018. The day was cold and rainy, but did not dampen spirits. EPS celebrated its Geological Sciences graduates (here taking shelter within the Rutgers Stadium at the SAS Convocation). Pictured are Bachelor's degree recipients Trevor Tibbrine, Tiffany Otai, Julie Fircha, Amy Bottge, Kyle Cusack, and Michael Debones, accompanied by Undergraduate Program Director Gail Ashley. Also receiving Bachelor's degrees were Orion Farr and Morris Peshtani. The following students also received Master's degrees from EPS during the past academic year: Rachel Filo, Gabe Gallegos, Michael Klaser, and Jon Lacarrubba.

EPS celebrates graduates at Commencement 2018

Olsson publishes new Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera

Olsson publishes new Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera

 

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Richard Olsson and co-authors on their recent book, Atlas of Oligocene Planktonic Foraminifera!  This is the third book in a larger series, and follows atlases on the Paleocene (by Olsson and others, 1999) and the Eocene. This Special Publication provides updates the taxonomy, paleoecology, phylogeny, and biostratigraphy of the diverse groups of Oligocene planktonic foraminifera, and will serve as an invaluable guide for paleontologists focusing on this epoch in Earth history.

EPS alumni discuss geoscience jobs at Geology Club Career Night

The Geology Club hosted Career Night 2018 on April 2. Twenty-five students attended. Six alumni from environmental companies (Ramboll, Melick-Tully, Langan Engineering, Brinkerhoff and Geo Technology) and the USGS (Trenton) talked about their experiences getting a job, what their typical day is like and advice about career possibilities. A spirited question and answer session and networking opportunity followed.

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