Paty Jaimes Receives On To the Future Award from the Geological Society of America!

New graduate student Paty Jaimes has received an On To the Future award to travel to the 2015 Geological Society of America annual meeting. Congratulations, Paty, and well done!

From the Geological Society of America On To the Future page: “The On To the Future Program (OTF) is a grassroots initiative of the Geological Society of America (GSA) that addresses the organization’s overall strategic commitment to building a diverse geoscience community by engaging groups traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences. The OTF Program awards partial travel scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the geosciences, to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.

I hope other students consider applying to help diversify the geosciences!

Undergraduate Kyler Stanley wins award!

Kyler Stanley was the lucky recipient of the MSU Geological Sciences Alumni Field Camp Award for 2014-15. In the department’s language: “This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Department of Geological Sciences Endowment and is intended to recognize and encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.”

Congratulations, Kyler, and enjoy field camp!