NMSU faculty and students attend AGU Fall Meeting 2018

          This week is the 2018 Fall Meeting of AGU (American Geophysical Union) in Washington D.C. The NMSU Department of Geological Sciences is well represented at AGU 2018, with several students and faculty presenting their research at this large (25,000+ geoscientists!) international conference. Below are the presentations given by NMSU graduate…
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Colloquium – Sept. 26

Please join us for this week’s colloquium, “Tephra Talks: Using tephrochronology to understand the relationship between climate and volcanism in Antarctica”, by Dr. Nels Iverson, NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Wednesday, Sept. 26th, Gardiner Hall, Rm 230. All welcome!

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Colloquium: September 19

Please join us for this week’s colloquium, presented by alum Corey Dimond! All welcome!  

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MS thesis defense: Michael Cole Mount 7/19

Michael Cole Mount will be defending his MS thesis, “Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Analysis of Detrital Tourmaline as an Indicator of Sediment Provenance, Ross Orogen, Antarctica”, this Thursday, July 19th, at 9:30 am in Gardiner Hall Rm 229. All welcome!

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MS thesis defense: Meredith Cole, Friday 6/29

MS student Meredith Cole will be defending her thesis, “Evaluating along-arc trends in subduction contributions to the southern Cascades: Insights from basaltic magma geochemistry”, this Friday, June 29, 10:30 am in Gardiner Hall Room 229. Please join us!

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MS thesis defense: Alicia Bonar, Thursday 6/28

MS student Alicia Bonar will be defending her thesis, “Provenance and sediment dispersal trends from Early Permian (Wolfcampian) non marine strata of the Abo Formation (and age-equivalent strata) in New Mexico”, this Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am in Gardiner Hall Room 229. Please join us!

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Department faculty collaborate on BLM-funded research

Dr. Emily Johnson and Dr. Jeff Amato are collaborating with other NMSU faculty in Anthropology, Biology, and Geography on a BLM grant to assess the resources in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2018/06/02/nmsu-faculty-collaborate-grant-study-omdp-national-monument/666520002/

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Dr. Brian Hampton’s research on carbon sequestration highlighted

Dr. Hampton’s Nature Communications paper was recently highlighted in the Las Cruces Sun News: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2018/04/21/nmsu-geology-professor-studies-c-02-storage-rocks-norway/539338002/

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Department of Geological Sciences in the News – Faculty NSF grants

Several faculty in the Department have NSF-funded research projects, as highlighted in this story from 2017: Geology faculty receive NSF funding  

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