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April 19, 2007

Student Achievements

Several students have recently received competitive summer internships and other accolades.

Laura Mulvey, a sophomore with a double major in biology and environmental studies, is one of 12 students nationwide (and the only sophomore) chosen to participate in the REU program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, where she will study the population dynamics and bioenergetics of Chesapeake Bay invertebrates.

Zach Newman, a junior with a double major in geological sciences and physics, is one of 12 students nationwide chosen to participate in the REU program at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, where he will perform experiments to determine diffusion rates in lower-mantle minerals at ultra-high pressures and temperatures.

Julianne (Annie) Griswold, a double major in geological sciences and environmental studies—is one of 15 students nationwide accepted to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Institute on Atmospheric, Biospheric, Hydrospheric, and Solar and Space Plasma Sciences for 2007. She will conduct research on global climate change.

Graduate student Katherine Crispin was awarded a first prize for her poster at the 2007 Research ShowCase entitled Constraints on the Dynamics of Iron Snow in the Core of Ganymede.

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April 12, 2007

Colloquium: Dr. Lucy McFadden

Thursday, April 19, 2007
3 PM, AW Smith 104

NASA's Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres: Exploring the Asteroid Frontier by Dr. Lucy McFadden, University of Maryland

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April 09, 2007

Science Cafe: Global Warming

April 9, 2007. Prof. Beverly Saylor will be leading the first Science Cafe in Cleveland on Global Warming from 6-8PM at the Great Lakes Brewing Company Beer Cellar.

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A local non-profit group of experts from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are "TAKING SCIENCE TO THE STREETS" and you are invited to attend!

Designed as a lively, informal discussion on topics spanning different fields of science, Science Cafe will hold its FREE and OPEN forums in the Great Lakes Brewing Company Beer Cellar on the second Monday of every month beginning on April 9, 2007 from 6PM - 8PM. Light appetizers will be available, as well as a cash bar. RSVPs are not required, however the Cafe will likely maximize between 30-40 people.

*GLOBAL WARMING* with local expert Dr. Beverly Saylor, Associate Professor of Geology at CWRU, will be the topic of discussion on April 9th. Science Cafe will also feature video clips from Nova's scienceNOW series (a PBS program). Science Cafe is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, the CWRU Chapter of Sigma Xi and WGBH Public Television in Boston.

About Science Cafes: Based on the European salon model, science cafés are informal events where scientists share their work with the public in a casual setting. Cafés enjoy tremendous success around the world-the public is genuinely interested in learning about current research. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this unique opportunity that Cleveland now has to offer!!

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Colloquium: Dr. Lars Stixrude

Friday, April 13, 2007
3 PM, AW Smith 104

Silica Liquids in Planetary Interiors by Dr. Lars Stixrude, University of Michigan

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April 04, 2007

Senior Project Presentations

SOURCE Symposium: April 20, 10am-3pm, Thwing Center
Senior Project Day: April 27, 3-4pm in 104 AW Smith

Graduating seniors will be presenting the results of their research projects throughout April. All students will make presentations both at the SOURCE Symposium and the Department's Senior Project Day. The Department proudly invites all students, family, friends, faculty and staff to the Seventh Annual Senior Project Day on Friday, April 27, 2007 from 3-4 PM in 104 AW Smith.

Presenting this year will be David Blair, Jason Kodysz, and Lauren Vitko. Each of these students has been working with faculty mentors on individual research projects as part of the GEOL 390-392 sequence for the past year.

In addition to the SOURCE Symposium and Senior Project Day, several students will be making poster and oral presentations at the University's Research ShowCASE 2007 on April 12th and at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting on April 21st.

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