Student Research Highlights
Jeremy Gouldey received a 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grant.
Laura has won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award, which covers three years of graduate school tuition and provides a stipend of $30,000 per year.
Allegra has been awarded the Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD) study fellowship. This fellowship will fund her research next year in Jena, Germany at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry,
Maya Gomes has won the 2013 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern University.
Triple Major (EPS, Chemistry,and ISP) Jennifer Mills was named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. She will study at the University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh next fall, where she will focus on climate science.
The U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership has selected EPS graduate student Laurel Childress to be one of five 2012-2013 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows. Each year, the program awards $30,000 stipends to several outstanding graduate students who conduct research related to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, an international marine research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth through drilling, coring and monitoring the subseafloor.
Graduate student Joshua Townsend has received the 2012 E.H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Grant from the Mineralogical Society of America for his proposal entitled, “Extra-solar planetary mineralogy: the role of H2O in crystal structures”. The award of $5000 will support his research in the area of high-pressure mineral physics.
Graduating Senior, Joseph Walkowicz won the EPS Department's Seymour Schlanger Memorial Award for 2011. He was also recently awarded The People's Choice Award for his poster during this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Joseph’s research in the field of paleobiology focuses on arthropods, specifically on identifying and describing fossil fragments of an extinct arthropod group, the eurypterids.
Led by Patricia Beddows, lecturer and assistant chair of Earth and planetary sciences, nearly 20 Northwestern students studied carbonate geology and aqueous geochemistry during an eight- day field trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. During the trip they snorkeled in cenotes, collected and dissected sediment cores, explored area rivers and enjoyed the region's culture and delicious Mexican fare.