CoS Awesome Video Contest
Geological Sciences graduate student, Kate Kaminski, was a co-winner of the 2016 College of Science Awesome Video Contest. For her amazing 3-minute video of the Popping Rocks Mid-Atlantic Research Expedition, she won a new GoPro video camera. Kate is a master's student in geology, and her research examines the effects on helium of shear zone deformation. Her participation in the Popping Rocks Expedition (March-April 2016) provided the opportunity to gain a better understanding of noble gas dynamics at mid-ocean ridges and apply it to her research. Learn more about the expedition at Popping Rocks.
Norman F. Foster Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Canada (PhD student, geological sciences, advisor: Elizabeth Cassel) was awarded the prestigious Norman H. Foster Memorial Scholarship for his research on High-elevation lake basins in Nevada: Implications for topographic and hydrologic reconstruction of the Cordilleran hinterland. Only two of these $5,000 grants were awarded by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists this year. Recipients of the award have demonstrated the ability and intent to utilize various exploration techniques to locate structural or stratigraphic habitats for oil and gas.
Geology Graduate – a former Olympic Paddler
July 2015 | William Brock, The Spokesman Review
UI geology graduate, Jeff Larimer, recently completed a master’s degree and is now pursuing a doctorate in fluvial geomorphology with advisor Brian Yanites. Many of his fellow classmates may be unaware that Larimer is a former Olympic paddler, having competed in the 2012 Games in London. He also competed—and won gold—at the 2012 Pan American Games in Brazil.
Gunterite: New Mineral Named for Geology Professor
Mickey Gunter, University of Idaho geology professor, was been honored by the International Mineralogical Association, which voted in 2011 to name a newly discovered mineral after him.