The EGEL is bound for Goldschmidt2017

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!

Poster Prize for Connor Turvey

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 …

MSA MINERALOGY/PETROLOGY GRANT TO JESSICA HAMILTON!

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

AXAA STUDENT SEMINAR DAY SUCCESS!

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 …

ABC CATALYST EPISODE ABOUT EGEL ASTROBIOLOGY RESEARCH!

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 RESEARCH FEATURES IN NATURE PAPER!

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

Poster Prize for Emily Hebbard

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.

Mineralogical Society Grant Success!

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.