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April 23, 2009

Maya Alunkal receives the Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Scholarship Award

Geology major Maya Alunkal was selected as this year's winner of the Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Scholarship Award. This is the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award and recognizes an outstanding female sophomore or junior student who is majoring in a science, engineering or technology-related discipline, including life sciences and pre-med. The Award selection is based upon overall academic performance, leadership experiences, on-campus activities and off-campus volunteer and community service. Congratulations, Maya!

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Research Showcase and SOURCE Awards

Congratulations to Andrew Opsitnick and Josh Angelini, who recently won awards for their poster presentations in Research Showcase and SOURCE.

Geology undergrad major Andrew Opsitnick won 1st prize in the Natural Sciences Poster Competition at SOURCE, for “Accumulations of Oil and Natural Gas in Clinton Sandstone near CWRU’s Squire Valleevue Farm.”
Graduate student Josh Angelini won honorable mention in Research Showcase for his poster "Geochemical Correlation of Volcanic Ash Deposits in the Woranso-Mille Paleontological Study Area in the Afar Region of Ethiopia"

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April 13, 2009

Katherine Crispin Receives Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award

Katherine Crispin, a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences, was a recent recipient of the Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award for 2008-09. The award is given to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in instruction, and who show exceptional skill and dedication in their work. Congratulations, Katherine!

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April 08, 2009

Undergraduate Project Presentations

SOURCE Symposium: April 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thwing Center

Senior Project Day: April 24, Noon, Room 104 AW Smith

Students presenting this year include:

Rita Cabral
“Particle Mixing of Marine Sediment by Capitellid Worm Heteromastus filiformis”

Julianne Griswold
“An Examination of the Hesperian/Noachian Geological Contact in Northeast Syrtis Major”

Laura Mulvey
“Bioturbation Analysis of Three Northeast Mudflats”

Andrew Opsitnick
Accumulations of Oil and Natural Gas in Clinton Sandstone near CWRU’s Squire Valleevue Farm”

Clark Short
“The Effect of Cation-Vacancy Bound Pairs on Diffusioin of Trivalent Cations through Forsterite”

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