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Thank you all for another great Research Day in our department!

The 2018 Research Day poster winners are...

1st Place – Clay Minerals as Quaternary Climate Change Indicators Southern High Plains (West Texas) by Moustapha Diaby, Branimir Segvic, Giovanni Zanoni and Dustin Sweet

2nd Place – Apatite Chemistry and its Relationship to Magma Composition in the Tuolumne Intrusive Complex by T. Babu and C. G. Barnes

3rd Place – The Effect of Perturbation Pressure on Thunderstorms by Morten Kretschmer and Johannes Dahl

Department News and Announcements

  • Dr. Zhe Zhu received a grant from Monsanto: "Quantifying Cotton Water Stress Using Unmanned Aerials Systems and Satellite Remote Sensing", Co-I: Z. Zhu, $130,000, 2018-2019
  • Dr. George B. Asquith was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geoscience Department. The award was in recognition of his distinguished lifetime achievement. 
  • Dr. Steven Henderson, a faculty member in TTU Petroleum Engineer will be presented with a "Professing Excellence" teaching award on April 3rd. Dr. Henderson received both his MS (1992: Prof. Jacka) and Ph.D. (1995: Prof. Asquith) in Geoscience Department.
  • Dr. Patricia Soils is hosting the "Digital Technologies for a Better World Symposium" on Wednesday, April 18th. 
  • Dr. Christopher Weiss invited to be an Editor for Monthly Weather Review.
  • Alton Wade and Pappy Yeats's adventures in the Antarctic.
  • Chris Weiss is promoted to Full professor, which takes effect on September 1st, 2018.
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu received a grant from USGS: "Toward Near Real-time Monitoring and Characterization of Land Surface Change for the Conterminous US", PI: Z. Zhu, USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team Program, $1,062,069, 2018-2023.
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu selected as the member of USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team (2018-2023).
  • Dr. Will Asquith is recognized by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia for his contributions to the International Symposium on Water Resources Mangement.

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