2015 Student Awards, Publications, and Grants
Junior Award: Madeline Lewis
With funds donated from the Department of Geological Sciences, this award honors an outstanding student of Junior rank with excellent GPA scores in both Allied Science and Mathematics and in Geology. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.
Professional Development Award: Chris Helou
The Professional Development Award honors an undergraduate student of Geology with a strong GPA who demonstrates outstanding Departmental Citizenship and an excellent potential for future development. Normally the recipient of this award is already conducting independent research in one of the Department’s research groups and has made substantial contributions of time and talent to various Departmental student organizations such as SGE or Sigma Xi. With funds donated from the Department of Geological Sciences, this award is a one year subscription to a Professional Society of choice.
Maynard and Winifred Coller Scholarship: Allison Fox and Ryan Yohler
This is a legacy scholarship donated by Maynard and Winifred Coller. Maynard was employed by IU in the Department of Geological Sciences. The award honors a Junior or Senior undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.
Faculty Scholarship Award: Joe Biasi
The Faculty Scholarship Award is funded by faculty donations. Intended for graduating seniors, this award honors a student with outstanding GPA scores in both Allies Science and Mathematics, and in Geology, and who has worked hard to advance Departmental programs such as SGE or Sigma Xi. This award is either a Brunton Compass or the equivalent amount to help buy books.
N. Gary Lane Beginning Geologist Award: Max Price
Donated by Professor N. Gary Lane, the Beginning Geologist Award honors a beginning Geology student with the highest GPA who demonstrates a strong interest and ability in Geological Sciences. This award is a Geologic Hammer or a Hand Lens.
Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship: Anna Dufficy
Professor Bill Cordua received his Ph.D. from IU in 1973; he is now teaching. The Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship is intended for a Junior or Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.
Departmental Citizenship Award: Veronica Biesiada
Provostís Travel Award for Women in Science: Anna Nowicki
Departmental Citizenship Award: Cherie Achilles
David G. Towell G103/G116 Teaching Award: Andrea Shilling
John B. Patton Award: Scott David
Estwing Award: Allison Bormet
Each year the Estwing Corporation donates a Rock Hammer and the Department of Geological Sciences donates $250 to honor a Graduate Student who is completing a program in Geological Sciences. Recognition is based on GPA, research, and citizenship.
John and Mary Droste Outstanding AI Award: Louis Wersan and Devon Colcord
Professor John Droste and his wife Mary established a yearly award of $250 to honor an Outstanding Associate Instructor because, as the story goes, Dr. Droste used more AIs in his classes throughout his career than any other faculty member in Geological Sciences.
Crossroads Best Poster Presentations: Veronica Biesiada (B.S.), Elizabeth Olliver (M.S.),
Ian Wang (Ph.D)
Crossroads Best Oral Presentation: Louis Wersan (M.S.)
Galloway/Perry/Horowitz Fellowship: Allison Bormet, Spencer Hellert, Paul Farrugia,
Grassmann Fellowship: Anthony Frushour
Chevron Oil Company Fellows Ellen Reat, Zhiyang Li
Department Fellowship - Atmospheric Sciences: Zachary Moon
Daniel S. Tudor Fellowship: Molly Williams
China Scholarship Council Fellowship: Lin Wei
Judson Mead Field Station Awards
Charles Deiss Scholarship: Allison Fox
Judson Mead Scholarship: Suzanne Mulligan, Steven Adams, Wade Costin,
Anadarko Scholarship: Amanda Whaling, Jeremiah Mickey, Michael Lara
ConocoPhillips Scholarship: Chris Helou, Bryan Wathen
Margaret C. and Anne Marie Kuzmitz Scholarship in Geology: Madison Bradley
Cadieux, S.B., White, J.R., and Pratt, L.M. (in review) Marked variation in aquatic chemistry of adjacent closed-basin lakes on the southwestern margin of Greenland. Limnology and Oceanography.
Cadieux, S.B. and Kah, L.C. (2015) To what extent can intracrater layered deposits that lack clear sedimentary textures be used to infer depositional environments? Icarus 248, 526-538.
Colcord, D., Cadieux, S.B., Brassell, S.C., Castaneda, I.S., Pratt, L.M., and White, J.R. (2015) Assessment of branched GDGTs as temperature proxies in sedimentary records from several small lakes in southwestern Greenland. Organic Geochemistry 82, 33-41.
Webster, K. White, J., Pratt, L. (accepted) Ground-Level Concentrations of Atmospheric Methane in Southwest Greenland Evaluated Using Open-Path Laser Spectroscopy and Cavity-Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.
Wei, L., Mastalerz, M., Schimmelmann, A. and Chen, Y. (2014) Influence of Soxhlet-extractable bitumen and oil on porosity in thermally maturing organic-rich shales. International Journal of Coal Geology 132, 38-50. DOI
Chen, Y., Wei, L., Mastalerz, M., and Schimmelmann, A. (in press) The effect of particle size on characterization of pores of shale by using gas adsorption porosimetry. International Journal of Coal Geology.
Wilson, R.D. and Schieber, J. (2014) Muddy Prodeltaic Hyperpycnites In the Lower Genesee Group of Central New York, USA: Implications For Mud Transport In Epicontinental Seas. Journal of Sedimentary Research 84, no. 10, p. 866-874.
Yang, X., Pavlis, G., Hamburger, M., Sherrill, E., Gilbert, H., Marshak, S., Rupp, J., and Larson, T. (2014) Seismicity of the Ste. Genevieve Seismic Zone based on Observations from the EarthScope OIINK Flexible Array. Seismological Research Letters 85(6), 1285-1294.
PUBLICATIONS AND GRANTS
Edmonds, D.A., and Caldwell, R.L. (2014) River Delta Processes and Shapes. Encyclopedia of Natural Resources: Land
Slingerland, Caldwell, R.L. et al. (2015) Grain size controls on the morphology and internal geometry of river-dominated deltas, accepted for Journal of Sedimentary Research.
Goswami, D., Tuske, S. Pascal, B.D., Bauman, J.D., Patel, D., Arnold, E., and Griffin P.R. (2015) Differential Isotopic Enrichment To Facilitate Characterization of Asymmetric Multimeric Proteins Using Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, pp 4015Ė4022. (Article) DOI
Alrowale, M. (second author), Charging of Paleozoic Reservoirs at Ghawar Field: Constraints from Gas Chemistry and Carbon Isotope Ratios. The paper was presented at two conferences: GEO in Bahrain and the 11th meeting of AAPG Middle East.
Ayre, A., Ripley, E.M., Li, C. and Underwood, B.(2014) Multiple sulfur isotope investigation of the Stillwater Complex: Preliminary results and implications for PGE mineralization. 12th International Platrinum Symposium, Ekaterinburg, Russia, p.17-18.
Ayre, A., Ripley, E.M., and Li, C. (2015) Multiple Sulfur Isotope Studies of the Stillwater Complex, Montana PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium, Toronto
Ayre, A., Ripley, E.M., and Li, C. (2015) Multiple Sulfur Isotope Studies of the Stillwater Complex, Montana, AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly, Montreal
Bormet, A.K. and Polly, P.D. (2015) Substrate use, environmental adaptability and skeletal plasticity in the hoof bones of captive ruminants. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Bloomington, Indiana.
Bormet, A.K. and Polly, P.D. (2015) Environmental adaptability and skeletal plasticity: effects of captivity on the distal limbs of ruminants. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. West Palm Beach, Florida.
Bormet, A.K. and Polly, P.D. (2014) The effect of body position on distal phalanx shape: a geometric morphometric analysis in the ruminants. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 74th Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany.
Polly, P., Bormet, A.K., and Lawing, A. (2014) Selection or geographic sorting in the establishment of ecometric patterns: intraspecific variation and environment in carnivoran ankle morphology. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 74th Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany.
Cadieux, S.B., Goldman, A.E., White, J.R., Young, S.A., Peng, Y., and Pratt, L.M., Seasonal and spatial variations in cycling of dissolved methane from small Greenlandic lakes: Implications for emissions
White, J.R., Cadieux, S.B., Schutte, U.M., Young, S.A., Peng, Y., and Pratt, L.M., Phototrophic purple sulfur bacteria in a dilute dimictic Arctic lake under ice cover with sub-micromolar sulfide.
Goldman, A.E., Cadieux, S.B., White, J.R., and Pratt, L.M., High-resolution passive sampling in Arctic lakes allows detailed analysis of dissolved methane concentration and isotopic composition.
Cadieux, S.B., Schutte, U., White, J.R., Young, S.A., and Pratt, L.M., Phototrophic purple sulfur bacteria in a dilute, dimictic arctic lake under ice cover.
Invited Student Keynote (May 21, 2014), Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System 2014 Annual Meeting
Caldwell, R.L., and Sun, T. (2014) Fluvio-deltaic response to tectonic and sea-level perturbations, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014
Caldwell, R.L., and Sun, T. (2014) Fluvio-deltaic response to tectonic and sea-level perturbations, IU Crossroads Geology Conference 2015
Cavanagh, P.D. et al. (2015) Confidence Hills Mineralogy and CheMin Results from Pahrump Hills, Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference.
Cavanagh, P.D. et al. (2015) Confidence Hills Mineralogy And CheMin Results From Base Of Mt. Sharp, Pahrump Hills, Gale Crater, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference Abstracts 46, p. 2735.
Cavanagh, P.D., Pratt, L.M., Bish, D.L., Bishop, J.L., Peng, Y., and Englert, P. (2015) Microbial Sulfur Isotope Depletion and Mineralogy of Prospect Mesa Formation Soil Pit, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference Abstracts 46, p. 2776.
Cavanagh, P.D., Pratt, L.M., Bish, D.L., Bishop, J.L., Peng, Y., and Englert, P. (2015) Microbial Sulfur Isotope Depletion and Mineralogy of Prospect Mesa Formation Soil Pit, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Crossroads Geology Conference Abstracts.
Morris, R.V. et al. (2015) Update on the Chemical Composition of Crystalline, Smectite, and Amorphous Components for Rocknest Soil and John Klein and Cumberland Mudstone Drill Fines at Gale Crater, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 46, p. 2622.
Rampe, E.B. et al. (2015) Potential Cement Phases in Sedimentary Rocks Drilled by Curiosity at Gale Crater, Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 46, p. 2038.
Treiman, A.H. et al. (2015) Mineralogy and Genesis of the Windjana Sandstone, Kimberley Area, Gale Crater Mars Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 46, p. 2620.
Frushour, A.M. and Abbott, R.N. Jr. (2014) Petrogenesis of Garnet-bearing Rocks in the Grandfather Mountain Window, Blue Ridge Province, Western North Carolina, AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract #V23D-4832
The Fauna of Feiliang: Implications for Hominin Paleoenvironment and Behavior in Early Pleistocene China. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting: Berlin, Germany, November 5-8, 2014.
Lilley, M. Ripley, E.M.,, and Li, C. (2015) Sulfide Distribution and Oxygen Isotopic Variation within the J-M Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium, Toronto
Lilley, M., Ripley, E.M., and Li,C. (2015) The Relationship between Lithology and PGE-rich Sulfide Mineralization of the J-M Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana, AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly, Montreal
Lilley, M., Ripley, E., and Li, C. (2014) The relationship between lithology and PGE-rich sulfide mineralization of the JM-Reef, Stillwater Complex, Montana. 12th International Platrinum Symposium, Ekaterinburg, Russia , p.38-39
Taranovic, V., Ripley, E.M., Li, C., and Rossell, D. (2014) PGE geochemistry and metallogenesis of the newly-discovered Tamarack magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposit, Minnesota, USA. 12th International Platrinum Symposium, Ekaterinburg, Russia , p.157-158.
- Department of Geological Sciences Summer 2014 Research Grant-In-Aid $500
- Department of Geological Sciences 2014 Departmental Travel Award $500
- College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award $500
- 2014 Provostís Travel Award for Women in Science $600
- College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellowship 2015-
- GPSO Fall Travel Award - $500.
- Provostís Travel Award for Women in Science - $600.
- Stone Age Institute Fellowship, Spring 2015
- SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program (SEP) travel grant
- Graduate Sustainability Research Development Grant, Indiana University
- 2015 Provost’s Travel Award for Women in Science, Indiana University
- AAPG grants in aid in 2014.
- SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program award (2014)