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2017 Releases

Geologic structure Vacancy: Crustal Dynamics, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics

December 5, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Crustal Dynamics.

Man in jacket with snow covered mountain in background Mike Cheadle Was Recently Voted "Best Speaker for 2017" by the Wyoming Geological Association

November 15, 2017 — Associate Professor Mike Cheadle was recently voted "best speaker for 2017" by the Wyoming Geological Association in Casper.

Art W. Snoke- Emeritus Professor at UW Art Snoke receives the Geological Society of America (GSA) Structural Geology and Tectonics Career Contribution Award

November 1, 2017 — Snoke’s award from the GSA goes to “an individual who throughout his/her career has made numerous distinguished contributions that have clearly advanced the science of structural geology or tectonics.” The award was inaugurated in 1988 and previous winners of this award read like a "Who's-Who" of of famous structural geologists.

UW Geology and Geophysics Fall 2017 Newsletter Read the Geology and Geophysics Fall 2017 Department Newsletter

September 1, 2017 — The Fall 2017 Department of Geology & Geophysics Newsletter. Read about what's been happening.

Ryan James Herz-Thyhsen, a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming UW Student Ryan Herz-Thyhsen Receives Research Award

September 1, 2017 — University of Wyoming Ph.D. student Ryan James Herz-Thyhsen is in some distinct company. Herz-Thyhsen is among 52 graduate students selected nationwide for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.

Students participating in a field class The 2017 UW Field Camp was a Great success!

August 30, 2017 — This years field camp took students to the Snowy Range and Happy Jack (WY), the Sierra Nevada and White -Inyo mountains (CA), the Ruby Mountains (NV), and Summer Coon volcano (CO).

Mark, Ellen, Janet and Susan Congratulations to Mark, Ellen, Janet and Susan

August 15, 2017 — To Mark on his promotion to full Professor, to Ellen for promotion to Associate Professor on gaining tenure, to Janet on promotion to Associate Research Scientist and to Susan, already a senior research scientist, for another extended term!

Randi Martinsen Randi Martinsen - Pioneering Woman in Industry

August 1, 2017 — Randi Martinsen will be included in the AAPG’s 2nd edition of “The Heritage of the Petroleum Geologist” and will be honored at AAPG’s 100th Anniversary celebration in Houston in April.

Scott with students and vibroseis trucks in 1982 Scott Smithson Awarded the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Outstanding Educator Award

July 15, 2017 — Scott Smithson (Emeritus Professor) is one of the two recipients of the 2017 SEG Outstanding Educator Award. Smithson’s scientific contributions helped lead the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics to distinction in geophysical imaging of the earth’s continental crust.

Man folding a text book The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Honors Dario Grana

July 3, 2017 — Dario, a UW School of Energy Resources assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, is a 2017 recipient of EAGE’s Arie van Weelden Award. It is presented to an EAGE member “who has made a highly significant contribution to one or more of the disciplines in the association.” Congratulations Dario!

Chris Doorn and Tanner Waggoner were recently awarded Geological Society of America student grants Graduate students Doorn and Waggoner receive GSA grants

June 1, 2017 — Graduate students Chris Doorn & Tanner Waggoner were recently awarded Geological Society of America student grants to support their research into the origin of oceanic crust

woman with treking poles and backpack standing in desert Madi Wewer receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 24, 2017 — 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.

Jim Steidtmann Jim Steidtmann 1938-2017

April 15, 2017 — James R. Steidtmann passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family at his home in Arvada CO. Jim was born on October 14, 1938 in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Researchers install passive dust collectors. UW Researchers Discover Dust Plays Prominent Role in Nutrients of Mountain Forest Ecosystems

March 28, 2017 — For decades, scientists have known that tropical places like Hawaii, with lush landscapes and vegetation, nutritionally benefit from the dust that blows from Asia. However, results of a new study -- headed by University of Wyoming researchers -- demonstrate that dust also can drive the evolution of nutrient budgets in mountainous forest ecosystems.

Hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean UW Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents in the Pacific Ocean

March 14, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming researchers led a voyage to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and discovered five previously unknown active hydrothermal vents and a completely new vent site.

Movie poster for The Bearded Lady The Bearded Lady Project

February 21, 2017 — Ellen Currano used to joke with filmmaker Lexi Jamieson Marsh that her life as a paleontologist would be so much easier if she could sprout facial hair in what is traditionally a male-dominated field that has long celebrated large, grizzled or bearded men going out into the field, facing the elements, carrying a large pickax and moving boulders.

A researcher descends into the natural trap cave in the Big Horn Mountains two summers ago. UW to Serve as Repository for Ancient Mammal Fossils Found in Natural Trap Cave

February 21, 2017 — Nestled just beyond the Big Horn Mountains lies an ancient treasure trove -- one of the largest groups of Ice Age mammal bones found in North America. And the ancient fossils, located in a natural trap cave, will soon be under the curation of the University of Wyoming, which will serve as a federal repository for the fossils.

Kevin Chamberlain Contributes to Study That Shows Planet's Oxygen Rose Through Glaciers Kevin Chamberlain Contributes to Study That Shows Planet's Oxygen Rose Through Glaciers

February 6, 2017 — Kevin Chamberlain, a UW professor of geology, points to a glacial diamictite exposed in the Snowy Range.

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