Geosciences News

Daniel Portner wins AGU OSPA

Geophysics PhD student Daniel Portner won an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) at the AGU fall meeting in December for his presentation New Finite-Frequency Teleseismic P-wave Tomography of the Anatolian Sub-continent and the Fate of the Subducted Cyprean Slab. OSPAs are awarded to promote, recognize and reward... Read more

Luke McGuire Receives 2017 Bisgrove Scholars Award

Assistant Professor Luke McGuire has been named a 2017 Bisgrove Scholar. Luke will receive $200,000 over two years for his proposal "Improving post-wildfire hazard assessments: Integrating emerging unmanned aerial systems technology with high resolution numerical models."

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Jessica Tierney’s paper on the Green Sahara in Science Advances

Associate Professor Jessica Tierney and a team of researchers have identified the climate pattern that generated a "Green Sahara" from 5,000 to 11,000 years ago. The region had 10 times the rainfall it does today. A paper on the research was published in Science Advances. Read the UA News... Read more

Rachel Cajigas wins NSF Award

PhD student Rachel Cajigas has received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award to complete her geoarchaeology research at the La Playa site in Mexico. Rachel's dissertation research investigates the earliest agricultural technology in the Southwest United States/Northwest Mexico region and evaluates local environmental impacts to determine... Read more

Geosciences senior Anson Cheung named Astronaut Scholar

Because of his potential to be a lead climate change researcher, Anson Cheung was awarded the Astronaut Scholarship, a nationally competitive award granted to some of the leading students in the nation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more at UA News.... Read more