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Department of Geology and Geophysics|College of Arts & Sciences

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Annette HeinUW Student from Casper Receives Goldwater Scholarship
April 21, 2015 — University of Wyoming student Annette Estella Hein, a home-schooled student who became interested in science while hiking and experiencing nature in the geologic formations around Casper, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship.

Nyiragongo volcanoProfessor Sims Receives NSF Grant to Further Study Nyiragongo Volcano
April 16, 2015 — Professor Kenneth Sims recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the amount of $267,619 to help fund his research project titled, “Toward a Better Understanding of Magmatic Processes and Volcanic Hazards at Nyiragongo Volcano, DR Congo.”

Leslie Logan during her undergraduate research project rests between sampling efforts on Seminoe Reservoir, Wyo. in July 2013.Undergraduate Seniors Receive NAGT/USGS Internships
April 14, 2015 — Undergraduate seniors Leslie Logan and Evan Martin each recently received positions in the National Associate of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program.

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The End of the Ice Age and the Megafaunal Response to a Changing World

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An international research team, including Professor Steve Holbrook and current and former graduate students, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago.

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