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Will Quanrud Awarded Distinguished Professor Scholarship

an outdoor shot of Will QuanrudOhio University junior Will Quanrud was awarded the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor Scholarship by Dr. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences. All Ohio University Distinguished Professors can award the full-tuition scholarship to a student of their choosing each year. Quanrud was chosen based on a combination […]

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Posted on 05/04/2020

Ian Forsythe Named Geology Outstanding Graduating Senior

Ian Forsythe holding a RafinesquinaOhio University student Ian Forsythe ’20 was named the 2020 Geological Sciences Outstanding Graduating Senior as the result of a faculty vote. The award is given to a student who not only has achieved a high GPA but also has engaged in other activities such as independent research leading to […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Three Geology Students Receive Middleman Scholarships

an outdoor selfie of Justin RadabaughThree Ohio University Geological Sciences students were awarded the Travis C. Middleman Scholarship. The scholarship was established by an alumnus, Alan Middleman, in honor of his son. The scholarship is awarded to juniors and seniors with at least a 3.3 GPA. Parker Calhoun is a junior majoring in Geological Sciences. […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Five Geology Students Receive Warner Scholarships

a studio portrait of Abigail GentryFive Ohio University Geological Sciences students were awarded the Maurice and Betty Warner Scholarship by the Geological Sciences faculty. The scholarship was established by Dr. Maurice Warner, a geology alumnus who spent his career with Chevron Oil, becoming chief exploration geologist for the western United States before his retirement. The […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Hansen and Devore Receive Geology’s Ewers Science Scholarships

an outside selfie of Syndey HansenOhio University students Sydney Hansen and Joseph Devore were awarded the Lela A. Ewers Science Scholarship by Geological Sciences faculty. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Natural Sciences with a 3.3 GPA or above. Hansen is a sophomore majoring in Geological Sciences. Devore is a senior majoring […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Six Graduate Students Receive Geology Summer Research Grants and Fellowships

An outdoor portrait of Hannah BortelSix Geological Sciences first-year master’s students at Ohio University have successfully defended their thesis proposals and have been awarded Geological Sciences Alumni Research Grants and Summer Fellowships. The Alumni Research Grant provides funding for supplies and travel related to thesis research. The Summer Fellowship provides a stipend for the summer […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Purcell Receives Geology’s Chang Graduate Scholarship

an outdoor portrait of Ceara PurcellOhio University first-year master’s student Ceara Purcell was awarded the Ying-Chien Chang Graduate Scholarship in the Geological Sciences Department. Purcell is conducting research for her M.S. thesis project, “How Did Ecological Niches Evolve During Ordovician Environmental Change? A Test Using Laurentian Brachiopods,” with Dr. Alycia Stigall. The scholarship was established […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Censullo and Wolbert Named Outstanding Geology Graduate Students

headshot of Shaolin CensulloTwo Ohio University students were named Geological Sciences Outstanding Graduate Students, an award presented to second-year graduate students based on outstanding performance in research and teaching as determined by a faculty vote. Shaolin Censullo defended her thesis, “Did Alternating Dispersal and Vicariance Contribute to Increased Biodiversification During the Great Ordovician […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Jacobs and Demchuk Named Geology Outstanding Teaching Assistants

Ohio University students Logan Jacobs and Robert Demchuk were awarded the Geological Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, presented to a first- and second-year teaching assistant for outstanding teaching performance as determined by a faculty vote. Jacobs served as a Teaching Assistant for GEOL 3150 – Mineralogy and GEOL 3600 – […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020

Ajayi Awarded Mary W. Stoertz Scholarship in Geology

An outdoor portrait of Toluwaleke AjayiOhio University student Toluwaleke Ajayi was awarded the Mary W. Stoertz Scholarship by the Geological Sciences Department. Ajayi is conducting research for his M.S. thesis project “Modeling Discharge and Chemical Transport in Hewett Fork, a Subwatershed of Racoon Creek, Ohio” with Dr. Dina López. The scholarship was established in memory […]

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Posted on 05/01/2020