News / Events 2014
Doug Edmonds named 2014 Sloan Research Fellow
IU Geoscience Researcher Doug Edmonds is a 2014 recipient of the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation's Research Fellowship.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers as recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
From the IU Newsroom: His research focuses on developing scientific theories and models aimed at understanding how river deltas are created. The fate of deltaic coastlines is a pressing environmental problem. River deltas are slowly disappearing as sea level rises, resulting in a net loss of coastal land. And deltas are important: They are the link between land and ocean environments, are ecologically rich and support approximately 15 percent of the world population.
The $50,000 fellowship will further Edmonds’ research on predicting the resilience of deltaic systems to environmental stressors, such as sea-level rise, coastal subsidence and declining sediment supply. more
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economic performance. More on the Sloan Foundation Website
Welcome to Crossroads Geology Conference 2014!
Crossroads will be held at Indiana University-Bloomington on March 28 and 29, 2014.
Abstract Deadline is February 28, 2014!
The student members of the Rho chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon at Indiana University invite you to participate in the annual Crossroads Geology Conference at Indiana University. This conference is a student-organized event featuring research presentations by graduate and undergraduate students in the geological and environmental sciences from a number of regional colleges and universities, at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Feel free to email us for more information. At the time of submission, applicants should specify whether they are requesting an oral or poster presentation. Oral presentation slots will be offered on a limited basis. Applicants who are not selected for oral presentations will have the option to present a poster. Conference Website
Geology and Paleoanthropology Field School in Tanzania May 13-June 24 2014
G349/549. Applications are now being accepted for a new field course. This Geo-paleoanthropology course will take advantage of IU’s long established reputation for field school instruction in the Earth sciences. Together with the research experiences available at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, a famous paleoanthropological site known for the discoveries of early human fossils by Drs. Louis and Mary Leakey, this field course will provide first-hand experience in the application of interdisciplinary field methods in physical, biological and cultural contexts of human evolution. more
Research confirms Mars once had conditions to support life.
The latest results from the Curiosity expedition are included in six papers today by Science Express. David Bish, an Indiana University Bloomington geologist and a member of the Mars team, is a co-author on several of the papers, which discuss the mineralogy and chemistry of the rock samples.more
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