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Department of Geology

 

2021

Congratulations to:

 

 

  

 

Brandon Yokeley

Congratulations to Brandon Yokeley, graduated MSc student from the Porous Media Research Lab, for his recent publication 'Soil Classification: A New Approach for Grouping Soils Using Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Data' in the Water Resources Research journal. Link to online journal can be found here, link to PDF article can be found here.

 

Sarah Lamm

Congratulations to Sarah Lamm, who received the 2021 GSA Planetary Travel Award from the GSA Planetary Geology Division.
A list of past award winners can be accessed here - one of the 2012 winners (Jessica Watkins) is an astronaut.

 

Carrie Brooks, Hallie Bruce, Alyssa Endrich, William Jarvis, Alex Karrasch, Sarah Lamm,
& Vidhesh Shukla

Congratulations to grad students Carrie Brooks, Hallie Bruce, Alyssa Endrich, William Jarvis, Alex Karrasch, Sarah Lamm, and Vidhesh Shukla for receiving the Graduate Student Council Travel Award.

 

Alyssa Endrich

Congratulations to Head GTA Alyssa Endrich, who received the GSA Lipman Graduate Student Research Grant and the Sibayne-Stillwater/Wheaton Precious Metals Scholarship at the end the Spring 2021 semester.

 

 

Brandon Yokeley

Congratulations to Brandon Yokeley, graduated MSc student from the Porous Media Reserach Lab, for his publication 'Rock Typing Based on Wetting-Phase Relative Permeability Data and Critical Pore Sizes' in the SPE journal - link to online journal can be found here, link to PDF article can be found here.

 

Misagh Esmaeilpour

Congratulations to Misagh Esmaeilpour for his publication 'Scale-dependent permeability and formation factor in porous media: Applications of percolation theory' in the prestigious journal Fuel with impact factor 5.6 - link to online journal can be found here, link to PDF article can be found here.

 

Jade Mountain

Congratulations to undergraduate student, Jade Mountain, for securing a summer internship with KDHE. She'll be working in the Geology & Well Technology Unit on the Water Well Program under the supervision of KSU Alumni, where she'll have the chance to work with data and conduct fieldwork.

 

Sarah Lamm

Congratulations to graduate student, Sarah Lamm, for landing an internship with NASA's Origins & Habitability Lab in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She'll be working on deconvoluting geochemical signatures of metastable minerals relevant for life in Mars & ocean floor environments using LIBS & Raman. More information can be found at this link in K-State Today.

 

Brice LaCroix,
William Jarvis, 
& Ben Walters

Congratulations to Dr. Brice LaCroix, whom recently had his USGSEDMAP proposal accepted. This project will allow his graduate students, William Jarvis and Ben Walters, to continue mapping a part of the coastal range of Central California.

 

 

 
2018Congratulations to: 
   
 Luke Rijfkogel,
KayLeigh Rogers,
Ganiyat Shodunke,
Rhowe Stefanski, & 
Breanna Waterman
Congratulations to Luke, KayLeigh, Ganiyat, Rhowe, and Breanna, all of whom received Spring 2019 Kansas Geological Foundation Scholarships for the Spring 2019 term.
 Dr. Karin GoldbergReceives a grant from the American Chemical Socitety's Petroleum Research Fund to study the enrironmental conditions on accumulation of organic matter in mudstones, using the Woodford/Chattanooga Shale in Kansas as a Natural laboratory.
 Nina Ataee & 
Patrick Manselle
Congratulations to Nina and Pat who received the A&S Research Travel Award.
 Luke RijfkogelLuke received an SEG travel Grant to attend the SEG/Exxon Mobil Student Education Program in Anaheim California.
 KayLeigh RogersKayLeigh received a Kansas Geological Foundation Grant to support her research.
 KayLeigh Rogers 
& Emily Fenner
Congratulations to KayLeigh & Emily who received the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scholarship Foundation (AFMS).
 Victoria FitzgeraldVictoria has been invited to attend the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop taking place in Washington, DC on March 18-21, 2018.
 Sarah LammCongratulations to Sarah who received the Arts and Science Research Travel Award.
 Nina Ataee,
Trevor Spencer,
Christina Richardson, Mikaela Rader, 
& Ryan Keast
Congratulations to Nina, Trevor,Christina, Mikaela and Ryan who received KGF scholarship.
   
2017Congratulations to: 
   
 Mikaela RaderCongratulations to Mikaela, who won the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
 Dr. Sabreen GadDr. Gad received Global Campus funding ($10,640) for development of GEOL 315 "Geology of the National Parks" as an online course.
 Nina Ataee & 
Victoria Fitzgerald
Nina and Victoria received the KSU A&S Graduate Student Research Award.
 Karina Galinskaya,
Victoria Fitzgerald 
& Nina Ataee
Karina, Victoria and Nina were awarded the Graduate  Student Council Travel Award to facilitate travel to a conference. 
 Victoria Fitzgerald Congratulations to Victoria, who receives a Graduate Student Council Travel Award of for her trip to the 15th International Conference for Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating in September.  
 Dr. Aida FaroughDr. Farough received ($5,000) in funding for development of GEOL 103 "Geology Laboratory" as an Open/Alternative textbook course.
 Dr. Sabreen GadDr. Gad received Global Campus funding ($8,794) for development of GEOL 115 "Environmental Geology" as an online course. 
 Dr. Aida FaroughDr. Farough was selected to receive an Academic Advising Summer Institute Scholarship by NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. The Institutes will be held in June 18-23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, FL. Dr. Farough's participation in the Institute will not only help geology majors succeed, it also enables her to better serve KSU and NACADA. 
 Chris WiermanCongratulations to Chris who was awarded a Society of Economic Geologists Student Research Grant to help support his research on Copper (Cu) behavior in flood basalts and implications for ore deposits.
 Victoria FitzgeraldCongratulations to Victoria who received the AAUW Career Development Grant.
 Mikaela RaderContratulations to Mikaela for winning the Arts and Sciences Summer 2017 Research Sholarship.
 Alexandria Richard,
Karina Galinskaya 
& Chris Wierman
Congratulations to Allie, Karina, and Chris who received the Geological Society of America Graduate Research Award.
 

William Hagood,
Mikaela Rader 
& Tyler Vaughn

Congratulations to William, Mikaela and Tyler who received the Kansas Geological Foundation Scholarship.
 Taylor Crawford 
& Allison Walker
Congratulations to Taylor and Allison who have been nominated to Phi Beta Kappa.
 Victoria FitzgeraldCongratulations to Victoria Fitzgerald who has been awarded a highly prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her research on the timing of Lake Bonnevile Megalake regression.
 Ganiyat ShodunkeGaniyat Shodunke received an award from the Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City! Congrats!
 Adam Lane,
Sarah Lamm,
Ryan Keast & 
Victoria Fitzgerald
Each student received a generous scholarship from the Kansas Geological Foundation! Congrats!
 Dr. Aida FaroughAida Farough received a professional development grant from the University Advising Committee. Congrats! https://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=32505
   
 2016Congratulations to: 
 

Ben Haller & 
Sarah Lamm

Ben and Sarah received an A&S undergraduate research award through the College of Arts and Sciences.
 Department of GeologyDuring the Society of Eploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in Dallas this year (October 16-21, 2016), the K-State Geology SEG Chapter received Ridge Level status, in recognition of our geophysical activities and contributions in the area of exploration seismology. More details about this bump in our status are available on the department's home page.
 Adam LaneAdam received the prestigeous O.R. Grawe award from the Association of Missouri Geologists! The honor is awarded annually to outstanding upperclassmen in geology in the state of Missouri. We are thankful he decided to move west for graduate school! More details about his award are here: http://www.missourigeologists.org/Grawe.htm
 Jacob Clayton,
Austin Noll & 
Kyle Marquart
Each student received a generous scholarship from the Kansas Geological Foundation! Congrats!
 Ian Andree,
Katie Garth, & 
Grant Zweifelhofer
Each student received GSA Graduate Research Awards from Council of Geological Society of America, a highly competitive student research grant program!
 Colleen Gura & 
Michelle Berube
Each student received an award for their presentations in the K-State GRAD Forum! Outstanding!
 Austin Krehel,
Morgan Richardson, Anthony Lueck,
Aria Linares,
Chance Reece, & 
Josh Rennaker
The students, led by Drs. Raef and Totten, took third place at the 2016 AAPG Imperial Barrel competition! Well done!
 Anna MaynardAnna received a scholarship from the Geological Society of Nevada!
 Brooks RyanBrooks received a K-State Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry award to support his research!
 Carmen Amos,
Ian Andree, &
Chance Reece
Each student received scholarships for graduate research from the Kansas Geological Foundation.