Catch EGEL members at Goldschmidt2017! Two of our number, Jessica Hamilton and Connor Turvey, have been granted Global Environmental Sustainability Awards from the Balwyn Rotary Club (balwynrotary.org.au) to support their travel to Paris. Well done!
Congratulations to Connor Turvey for winning the top poster prize at the 2016 Victorian Universities Earth and Environmental Sciences Conference. Nicely done on taking home the top prize for the second time! Congrats Connor Turvey for taking out best poster at the Victorian Univ. Earth and Env. Sciences conference for the 2nd time! @MonashEGEL pic.twitter.com/E5qQSvpUtX …
Congratulations to Jessica Hamilton, who has been awarded a 2017 Mineralogy/Petrology Grant from the Mineralogical Society of America! This is an internationally competitive grant that will support Jess’ Ph.D. research on accelerating CO2 capture from the atmosphere into the mineral waste produced by mines. You can read more about the MSA grants here: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/Awards/Min_Pet_Award.html
Alastair Tait’s paper on impact-induced pressure gradients in the Allende CV3 parent body has just been published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. This paper emerged from Al’s summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. You can read more here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X16304952
Congratuations to Jessica Hamilton, Connor Turvey and Jessica Pocklington for doing the EGEL proud at the Australian X-ray Analytical Association’s Victorian Student Seminar Day! Jessica Hamilton and Connor Turvey came home with 2nd and 3rd prize for their talks! This is the second time Connor and Jess have been recognized for their public speaking skill …
Alastair Tait’s Ph.D. research has been featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s show, Catalyst! Al is researching how terrestrial microorganisms colonise and live in meteorites in one of the driest places on Earth. His work on how bacteria use the properties of meteorites to live under harsh conditions, and leave behind geochemical traces of their …
EGEL alumna, Lara Bowlt, her honours supervisors Andy Tomkins and Sasha Wilson, and collaborators Matt Genge, Helen Brand, and Jeremy Wykes have had a paper published in Nature. Part of this work emerged from Lara’s honours thesis, in which she discovered the oldest micrometeorites ever. You can learn more here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v533/n7602/full/nature17678.html and here: https://theconversation.com/what-a-tiny-micrometeorite-from-the-pilbara-can-tell-us-about-the-ancient-sky-58992
Congratulations to Emily Hebbard on winning a top poster prize at the 2016 Mine Rehabilitation Conference in Singleton, NSW! Emily presented the results of her 2015 Honours thesis on the topic of remediating arsenic-contaminated building infrastructure at the Ottery Mine in NSW.
Congratulations to Jessica Hamilton and Connor Turvey on recieving travel grants from the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland! Thanks to the Mineralogical Society (www.minersoc.org) for its generous support of student research and congratulations to all the recipients.
A warm EGEL welcome to Jessica Pocklington! Jess has just begun her honours research project with Bree Morgan and Sasha Wilson. Check out her profile on the EGEL website to learn more about her research on dolomite ordering in carbonate lakes: http://egelgeochemistry.co/jessica-pocklington.