NMSU Basin Research Lab

Current Graduate Students

 

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     Samantha R. Bartnik  —  sbartnik@nmsu.edu   —   M.S. Student

     PROJECT:  Provenance and sediment dispersal trends from Jurassic-Cretaceous clastic strata of the …………………..Sevier foreland basin (Great Plain region), northeastern New Mexico

     UNDERGRAD:  University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

 

 

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     Alicia L. Bonar  —  abonar@nmsu.edu   —   M.S. Student

     PROJECT:  Provenance and sediment dispersal trends from Early Permian (Wolfcampian) strata of the …………………..Abo Formation in New Mexico

     UNDERGRAD:  West Virginia University

 

 

Graduate Student Alumni

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     Ryan H. Creitz  —  M.S. Student   —   2017

     PROJECT:  Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geochronology from middle-late Eocene volcanic and ……………………volcaniclastic strata of the Palm Park Formation and Orejon Andesite, south-central …………………..New Mexico, New Mexico State Univ., 200 p.

     UNDERGRAD:  Penn State University

**Went on to accept employment as a geologist with ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Newtown, PA.**

 

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Cody J. Stopka  —  M.S. Student   —   2017

PROJECT:  U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology, sandstone modal composition, and……………….paleoflow trend from Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian–Campanian) ……………….nonmarine strata  in southern New Mexico, New Mexico State Univ., 250 p.

UNDERGRAD:  University of Wyoming

**Went on to accept employment as a geologist with IDS GeoRadar, Denver, CO.**

 

MARK_FINAL-718x1024.jpg      Mark J. Brown  —  M.S. Student   —   2015

 

     PROJECT:  Provenance and sediment dispersal trends from Mesoproterozoic Keweenawan Supergroup …………………..clastic strata, Midcontinent Rift System, northern Michigan, New Mexico State Univ., 161 p.

     UNDERGRAD:  Michigan State University

**Went on to accept employment as a geology instructor at Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI**

 

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Kraig J. Koroleski   —   M.S. Student   —  2014

PROJECT:  Early Silurian to Early Devonian stratigraphic history and provenance of ………………rocks in the Farewell terrane, southwestern Alaska, New Mexico State Univ.………………309 p.

UNDERGRAD:  Michigan State University

**Went on to accept employment as a geologist with Echo Energy, Oklahoma City, OK**

 

qq.jpg      Jeremy J. Boothroyd   —   M.S. Student   —  2012

 

     PROJECT:  Carboniferous provenance trends from clastic strata of the Michigan Basin, Michigan State Univ., …………………..189 p.

     UNDERGRAD:  Michigan State University

**Went on to accept employment as a geologist with SandRidge Energy, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK**

 

MATT_FINAL.jpg      Matthew A. Malkowski   —   M.S. Student   —  2010

 

     PROJECT:  Late Paleozoic provenance and stratigraphic history of the Farewell terrane, ……………… …………………..southwestern Alaska, Michigan State Univ., 156 p.

     UNDERGRAD:  Michigan State University

**Went on to earn Ph.D. in geology at Stanford University**

 

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Jennifer L. Deloge   —   M.S. Student   —  2009

     PROJECT: Sedimentology and stratigraphy of Upper Triassic carbonate and clastic strata of the …………………..Chulitna terrane, Alaska Range, south-central Alaska, Michigan State Univ., 115 p.

     UNDERGRAD:  Grand Valley State University

**Went on to accept employment as a geologist with Shell, Houston, TX**

 

Undergraduate Students

Makayla Jacobs – Graduated in 2018 (NMSU)
**Went on to pursue M.S. degree in geology at the University of Houston**

Aiman Shahpurwala – Graduated in 2013 (MSU)
**Went on to work as a research assistant in hydrogeology lab at Michigan State Univ.**

Nicole Hart – Graduated in 2012 (MSU)
**Went on to earn a M.S. in geology at UT-Austin**

Cody Macdonald – Graduated in 2012 (MSU)
**Went on earn a M.S. degree in geology from Ohio Univ; currently employed with Shell**

Kraig Koroleski – Graduated in 2012 (MSU)
**Went on to earn a M.S. degree in geology from New Mexico State Univ.; currently employed with Echo Energy**

Ben Johnson – Graduated in 2010 (MSU)
**Went on to earn M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Michigan State Univ. and West Virginia Univ.**

Michael Ackerson – Graduated in 2008 (MSU)
**Went on to earn M.S. degree in geology from UNC -Chapel Hill**

 

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