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Graduate Student Research


M.S. student Krista Smilek worked with Dr. Daniel Hembree.

Opportunities in Geological Sciences

Ohio University is a research-intensive institution, and graduate students are encouraged to develop into independent scientists while earning the skills necessary to pursue their career aspirations. All students select a permanent faculty adviser and write a thesis.

Graduate Research Accomplishments

Audrey Blakeman—won the Kerry Kelts Research Award at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. She received grants from AAPG, SEPM, GSA, GSA Limnogeology Division to do fieldwork in Wyoming for her research on the Bridger Formation in the Greater Green River Basin. Her adviser is Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch.

Mike Hils—Received grants from the Geological Society of America Student Research Grant, Paleontological Society Student Research Grant, and Ohio University Geology Alumni Research Grant. His adviser is Dr. Dan Hembree.

Jennifer Bauer—Received grants form Dry Dredger Paleontological Research Award, the Geological Society of America, Student Research Grant, the Schuchert and Dunbar Grant-in-Aid, Yale Peabody Museum, and Ohio University Geology Alumni Research Grant. She also received the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teacher Award from Ohio University and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the Department of Geological Sciences. Her adviser is Dr. Alycia Stigall.

Hannah Brame and Jennifer Bauer—Won first place at the Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Activity Expo, Geological Sciences, Geography, and Math Division.

Katharine Schleich—Received a summer fellowship from an AEP grant to Ohio University researchers.

Recent Graduate Student Theses

Tupper, M. Tobias, 2013. Low Level Seismicity in Ohio, M.S. thesis in Geology. Adviser: Dr. Douglas Green.

Thomas, Christine, 2013. Hafnium isotope geochemistry of gabbroic crust sampled along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Constraints on the nature of the upper mantle. M.S. thesis in Geology. Adviser: Craig Grimes.

Gupta, Neha, 2013. Slow-release permanganate gel for groundwater remediation. M.S. thesis in Geology. Adviser: Eung Seok Lee.

Tong, Lizhi, 2013.Treating organic pollutants in urban runoff using advanced oxidation processes and slow-release systems: Laboratory investigations. M.S. thesis in Geology. Adviser: Eung Seok Lee.

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