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Madi Wewer receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 24, 2017
woman with treking poles and backpack standing in desert
Madi Wewer takes a break in the Mojave Desert after collecting barometry samples in Black Rock Canyon for her senior thesis. (Omar Abdelrazik Photo)

Madeline Wewer, who has just joined us as a new graduate student, was one of four University of Wyoming students to receive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships this summer.

Madi recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with her bachelor’s degree in geophysics. Wewer, from Marietta, Ga., will begin her master’s program in marine geology and geophysics at UW this fall.

“In a nutshell, I will be part of a team exploring the sea floor and will work on understanding the tectonics and faulting at the Gakkel Ridge -- the world’s slowest spreading ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean,” she says.

Michael Cheadle and Barbara John, UW professors in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, are Wewer’s advisers.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the nation’s most highly competitive awards for graduate studies.

Read more about the NSF Fellowship winners

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