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Graduate Students

Adams, Alexandra

Office: 243C Geological Sciences Lab
Email: mailto:aca111@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, M.S. Candidate, anticipated graduation: 2018
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, B.S. - Geological Sciences, May 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Brian & Gayle Hill Undergrad Research Fellowship: 2014-2016
  • Tobacco Root Geological Society Scholarship: 2015

Research Interests

  • Seismic stratigraphy & interpretation
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Sea level change
  • Seismology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Dr. Greg Mountain
  • Dr. Martha Withjack

Meetings / Abstracts

    Adams, Alexandra C.; Cassel, Elizabeth J., Smith, M. Elliot: RECONSTRUCTING EARLY EOCENE ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN IDAHO AND SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA USING HYDRATED VOLCANIC GLASS. GSA 2016 Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, 18-19 May 2016, Moscow, ID.

Boyle, Shannon

Office: 340 Wright Geological Laboratory
Email: mailto:smb475@eps.rutgers.edu

Education

  • 2016 - present: Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • 2009 - 2013: B.A. Astronomy and Physics, Boston University, Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, 2017: The George Row Award for Research in Mineralogy
  • 2016: Undergraduate Research Award in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Juliane Gross

Publications

  • Goodrich C.A., Kita N.T., Yin, Q., Sandborn M.E., Williams C.D., Nakashima D., Lane M.D., and Boyle S. (2017): Petrogenesis and provenance of ungrouped achondrite Northwest Africa 7325 from petrology, trace elements, oxygen, chromium and titanium isotopes, and mid-IR spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Abstracts

  • Boyle S., Gross, J., and Prissel, T.C. (2018): Understanding the magnesium-suite lithology and lunar highlands terrain through a detailed investigation of lunar meteorites Northwest Africa (NWA) 10291 and 11182. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2346.
  • Boyle S., Goodrich, C.A., Kita N.T., Treiman A.H., and Gross J. (2017): Calcic plagioclase-rich clasts resembling the NWA 7325 ungrouped achondrite in polymict ureilites. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1219.
  • Goodrich C.A., Treiman A.H., and Boyle S. (2017): Melt formation and evolution on the ureilite parent body, as shown by feldspathic clasts in polymict ureilites. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1196.

Joyse, Kristen

Office: 114 Geological Sciences Lab
Email: mailto:kristen.joyse@rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, PhD Student
  • University of Arizona, AZ, B.S. Geosciences, 2015 

Courses/Instruction

  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Introductory Geology Lab

Honors and Awards

  • Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Fellow, Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Climate dynamics
  • Sea level rise
  • Climate change and environmental policy
  • Coastal adaptation to climate change

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Robert Kopp
  • Dr. Ken Miller
  • Dr. Tony Broccoli
  • Dr. Ben Horton

Robbins, Camille

Office: 126 Geological Sciences Lab
Email: mailto:camille.robbins@rutgers.edu

Education

  • Rutgers University, Masters student 
  • Duke University, BS in Earth and Ocean Sciences, 2016

Courses/Instruction

  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Teaching Assistant, GEO 302: Petrology

Honors and Awards

  • George Beischer, Susan Beischer, Frances Hill Fox Trinity Scholar- Duke, 2012-2016
  • Earth and Planetary Science Excellence Fellowship- Rutgers, Fall 2016

Research Interests

  • Igneous Petrology
  • Hotspot Volcanism
  • Layered Mafic Intrusions
  • Geochronology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Mark Feigenson

Podrecca, Luca

Office: 114 Geological Sciences Lab
Email: mailto:lpodreccageo@gmail.com

Education

  • University of Florida, FL - BSc, 2013
  • Rutgers University, NJ - MS, 2018 (anticipated)

Research Interests

  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleoceanography
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Sedimentology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. James Wright 
  • Dr. Kenneth Miller
  • Dr. James Browning
  • Dr. Thomas Emge (Chemistry Department)

Teaching Experience

  • Teacher, Mama's Minerals, Earth Sciences (2015 - 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant, Rutgers Department of Earth and Pletary Sciences, Introductory Geology (2016 - Present)

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