‘geology and geophysics’

Locmelis named Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists

Posted by on May 3, 2022

Dr. Marek Locmelis, assistant professor of geology and geophysics, has been named Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.

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Undergraduate Research Conference winners announced

Posted by on June 1, 2021

Nineteen students in eight categories received recognition and cash awards as winners of S&T’s 16th annual Undergraduate Research Conference, held virtually in April. The winners and their faculty advisors on the projects are:

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CAREER Award funds research on earthquake history

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner, assistant professor of geology and geophysics, received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his investigation of ancient earthquake history along the North American-Caribbean Tectonic Plate Boundary.

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Two named Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professors

Posted by on January 8, 2019

Dr. Stephen S. Gao and Dr. Kelvin T. Erickson each received the Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship designation during commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

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In the news: ASM.org, Engineering.com, Globe and Mail, IEEE Spectrum, Kansas City Star, Missouri Business, New York Post, People Behind the Science, Washington Post

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Geophysicist wins teaching excellence award

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Dr. Stephen Gao, professor of geology and geophysics, has won the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Geologist named AAAS fellow

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She receives the recognition for her contributions to the advancement of palynology — the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores — and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists.

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Paper on ant tracking ranked among top geophysics papers

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Tianze Zhang, a Ph.D. student in geology and geophysics, presented a paper at the 2017 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) meeting in Houston in September. More than 7,200 geophysicists worldwide attended the SEG meeting.

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Geologist leads $2.1 million NSF project

Posted by on October 3, 2017

Dr. Wan Yang, associate professor of geology and geophysics, has devoted his academic career to unlocking the mysteries of the Permian mass extinction more than 250 million years ago. That geological odyssey now finds him leading an 11-institution consortium that has been collectively awarded a $2.1 million National Science Foundation research grant.

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CEC names 10 students as Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars

Posted by on June 6, 2017

Ten doctoral students in the College of Engineering and Computing have been named Dean’s Ph.D. Scholars in recognition of their scholarly excellence and research productivity. The award winners were nominated by professors in their home departments and honored at an end-of-semester campus reception in May. The recognition follows the launch of similar CEC awards in the 2016-17 academic year for top faculty researchers and those who excel in the classroom. The award winners, their hometowns and a brief description of their research are as follows:

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