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Bridger at the Geology Museum Cheyenne Boy Who Saved Sister To Be Honored With Reception at UW Geological Museum Nov. 12

November 10, 2021 — Bridger Walker, a boy from Cheyenne who saved his little sister’s life from a charging dog in summer 2020 has a honorary exhibition on display through June 2022 at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum. News of his heroic act went global. As a result, thousands of fans sent Bridger rocks, paintings and even videos from celebrities (including Chris Evans- Captain America) recognizing his bravery,” reports Laura Vietti, collections manager for the UW Geological Museum.

Dr Susan Swapp and Professor Carol Frost Congratulations to Carol Frost and Susan Swapp

September 14, 2021 — Professor Carol Frost and Dr. Susan Swapp The Department held a retirement party in September for Professor Carol Frost and Dr. Susan Swapp . A great time was had by all. You both will be sorely missed- but we're sure you will still be around.

Janet Dewey Janet Dewey Appointed to Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists

July 28, 2021 — Janet Dewey was appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon to serve a four-year term on the Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists. The mission of the Board is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by promoting the practice of geology by professional geologists.

Student looking at laptop Rocky Mountain Rendezvous 2021

July 15, 2021 — The 2021 Rocky Mountain Rendezvous sponsored by The University of Wyoming's Department of Geology and Geophysics and School of Energy Resources will take place virtually on Monday, September 20 & Tuesday September 21, 2021. Student registration opens Monday, August 2 at 9 am MST.

Dario Grana Associate Professor Dario Grana named Wyoming Excellence Chair

July 6, 2021 — The UW Wyoming Excellence chairs are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Grana is recognized for his work in advancing the development of innovative quantitative methods to improve the characterization of subsurface reservoirs.

Dr Susan Swapp Dr. Susan Swapp named a Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Fellow

April 14, 2021 — Dr. Susan Swapp has been named a Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Fellow. The SEG is an international society with a focus on the field of economic geology. Congratulations, Susan!

Crystal Luna Crystal Luna receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to study marine geology and geophysics

April 3, 2021 — Crystal Luna receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to study marine geology and geophysics for her Masters degree. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the nation’s most highly competitive awards for graduate studies.

Tom Minckley Running the Colorado River Professor Tom Minckley and lead-artist Patrick Kikut (Visual and Literary Arts) still collaborating on the 2019 SCREE Expedition

February 8, 2021 — The Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE) project, led by University of Wyoming geology & geophysics Professor Tom Minckley, is a collective group of artists, authors, conservationists and scholars who will engage with citizens along the Colorado River corridor to consider visions for the future of the region. Nearly two years after Minckley and Kikut ended their trip on the shores of Lake Mead, they are still working on this expedition, through painting, writing, and outreach that comes from trying to look at a socio-ecosystem whole as they did with the Colorado River Basin.

College Factual Ranks UW Department of Geology and Geophysics best value for money once again

February 1, 2021 — The department tops College Factual’s “Best Geological and Earth Sciences Colleges for the Money” rankings with the department's geology degrees ranking as the best major at UW.

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