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Graduate Students Jason Alexander and Mat Dunlop Receive GSA Research Grants

April 18, 2016
Jason Alexander and Mat Dunlop
Jason Alexander (Ph.D.) and Mat Dunlop (Ph.D.)

Graduate students Jason Alexander (Ph.D.) and Mat Dunlop (Ph.D.) were both recently awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America (GSA). This year, GSA received 699 applications and both students gained first tier awards. Jason was fully funded for his proposal and Mat gained a Lipman Research award and was funded in excess of his proposal.

Jason will use the funding to support his field and laboratory work this summer to measure and analyze processes that create sand bars. The work will largely be conducted on the Niobrara River in Nebraska.

Mat will use his funding to continue his innovative and novel work on the platinum isotope characteristics of Pt bearing ore deposits and their implications for ore genesis. He will especially focus of the New Rambler Mine/deposit in the Snowy Range in Wyoming.

Jason is advised by Assistant Professor Brandon McElroy and Mat is advised by Associate Professor Mike Cheadle.

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