Two Geological Sciences students received scholarship awards from the Environmental Professionals of Connecticut (EPOC). Kristina Landry received $1500. She has spent two, two-week field sessions in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho collecting geologic structure data from the Wyoming salient fold-and-thrust belt. She has also done fluid inclusion microthermometry on mineral samples to determine the deformation conditions during folding. Kristina also made a poster presentation of her research at the northeast section meeting of the Geological Society of America in Albany, NY in March 2016.
Max Meadows received $2000. He has spent the summer collecting soil samples from the Lebanon, Connecticut area in an attempt to document the source of arsenic contamination. He is currently doing geochemical analysis on the samples. Max will present the results of his research at the northeast section meeting of the Geological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, PA in March 2017.
We congratulate these two undergraduate researchers.