Indiana University Bloomington

2015 Student Awards, Publications, and Grants

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

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

GRADUATE AWARDS

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.)

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Galloway/Perry/Horowitz Fellowship: Allison Bormet, Spencer Hellert, Paul Farrugia,
John Kearney

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,
Stephen Alexander

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

PUBLICATION AWARDS

Sarah Cadieux

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.

Devon Colcord

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.

Kevin Webster

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.

Lin Wei

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.

Ryan Wilson

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.

Xaiotao Yang

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

COLLABORATIVE PUBLICATIONS

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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Mohammad Alrowale

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.

Annie Ayre

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

Allison Bormet

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.

Sarah Cadieux

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.

Rebecca Caldwell

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

Patrick Cavanagh

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.

Anthony Frushour

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

Blaire Hensley-Marschand

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.

Matt Lilley

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

Valentina Taranovic

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.

STUDENT GRANTS

Allison Bormet
Blaire Hensley-Marschand
Qian Zhang
Kellie Donoghue
Xiaotao Yang