GeoNews

GSA, SEPM, and AAPG Student Funding Opportunities

1. GSA Student Research http://www.geosociety.org/grants/gradgrants.htm GSA Research Grants – Geological Society of America www.geosociety.org Graduate Student Research Grants. 2016 Research Grants Application Form. 2. SEPM Student Research https://www.sepm.org/Apply-for-a-Student-Assistance-Grant Students – SEPM www.sepm.org To apply for a Student Grant only a single application is required to be considered for any or all applicable SEPM research funds. […]

Dr. Michael Hren receives award from American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund

Michael Hren was awarded $110,000 from the American Chemical Society – Petroleum Research Fund for a proposal entitled “Evaluating the Preservation Potential of Buried Organic Carbon: A Laboratory and Field Study of the Impact of Burial Diagenesis on Stable Isotopic and Organic Molecular Records”. The proposed research will focus on understanding how the distribution and stable isotopic […]

Patrick Getty received coverage in Science News for presentation at GSA

Congrats to Patrick Getty for the article written in Science News about his presentation “Ancient larvae built predator-thwarting mazes” that was given at the recent GSA Conference in Baltimore, MD! Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Branching tunnels called Treptichnus embedded inside ancient rocks are among the oldest and most widespread preserved structures built by […]

Student Trips and Events

Geoscience Alumni Career Panel The UConn Foundation is holding an alumni career panel focused on Geosciences and Geography. Date: Tuesday, October 20th Time: 7:00-8:30PM Location: Laurel Hall 301   Day Trip: Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Museum, NYC Saturday October 10, Departing from Storrs and Cromwell Advance registration required: Bus Fee UConn Student Special: $35 […]

Congrats to Sarah Vitale for 1st Place in the 3 Minute Thesis Contest

PhD student Sarah Vitale came in 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis contest sponsored by the graduate school on Tuesday, September 29th.  The competition involves PhD students standing on stage and explaining their dissertation work in just three minutes.  There was a lot of competition, but Sarah was able to come out on top […]

Thorson’s Walden’s Shore receives rave reviews!

Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science by Robert M. Thorson Harvard University Press, 2015 There’s a fine line geology professor Robert Thorson walks in his utterly fascinating book Walden’s Shore, now out in a somber paperback (it has, contain yourself now, the picture of a rock on the cover), and he actually quotes the legendary […]

Professor Tim Byrne receives award at FACET Conference in Taiwan.

UConn Professor Tim Byrne shakes hands with Minister of Science and Technology’s Dr. Jyuo-min Shyu, as Professor Byrne accepts an award of honor for organizing the FACET 2015 Conference that was held on May 28th through June 2nd in Taipei, Taiwan.  The FACET (Feedbacks and Coupling Among Climate, Erosion, and Tectonics) Conference was attended by over […]