Geosciences News

Carbon Mineral Discovery Program Invites Public

Doctoral Candidate Barbara Lafuente is featured in a UANews story about UA Geosciences' involvement in the Carbon Mineral Challenge. Read more

Andrea Stevens Writes for AGU Blogosphere

PhD student Andrea Stevens wrote "Antarctic Proposals Worthy of Jules Verne," a recent post in the AGU Blogosphere. Andrea's post is part of a series by student bloggers from the AGU meeting in December. Read more

Barbara Lafuente Helps Announce the "Carbon Mineral Challenge" at AGU

Graduate student Barbara Lafuente helped announce the Carbon Mineral Challenge at a press conference at the AGU fall meeting on December 16. The Carbon Mineral Challenge invites professional and amateur mineral collectors to discover never-before-described minerals.

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Sumit Chakraborty (PhD '90) is 2017 Dana Medalist

Geosciences alumnus Sumit Chakraborty, PhD '90, will receive the Mineralogical Society of America's 2017 Dana Medal. The Dana Medal recognizes sustained outstanding scientific contributions through original research by a mid-career scientist in the fields of mineralogy and petrology. The award will be presented at the 2016 AGU... Read more

Jessica Tierney Receives Packard Fellowship

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jessica Tierney for being awarded one of 18 2015 Packard Science and Engineering Fellowships. She will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue her research. Tierney is the first member of UA Geosciences to be awarded a prestigious Packard Fellowship... Read more