2019 Grants in-Aid and Research Awards Announced

New Mexico Geological Society grants-in-aid and research awards are awarded to students enrolled in New Mexico institutions and whose proposed projects are located in New Mexico. The New Mexico Geological Society congratulates the recipients of the 2019 Grants-in-Aid and Research Awards.

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FRANK E. KOTTLOWSKI RESEARCH AWARD

Morgan Wade Maynard Nasholds, New Mexico Tech — $2,500
Utilizing 40Ar/39Ar geochronology to understand the frequency and characteristics of post-caldera volcanism at the Valles caldera, New Mexico, USA

JAMES AND SUSAN CEARLEY GRANTS-IN-AID

Shay Parker Ridl, New Mexico State University — $2,500
Deciphering late-stage, Plio-early Pleistocene drainage evolution of the ancestral Rio Grande river in the central and southern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico

Michael Wyatt, New Mexico State University — $2,500
Using geochronology and isotope geochemistry to evaluate the eruptive history of the Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Field, southwest New Mexico

NEW MEXICO GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY GRANTS-IN-AID

Colton T. Herman, New Mexico Tech — $1,500
Fluid Origin of White Mica – Carbonate Alteration Assemblages of Intrusive Units in the Northern Kelly District, New Mexico

Theodore Miller, New Mexico Tech — $500
Soil Property Estimation Via Near Remote Sensing in the Semi-Arid SW

Griffin Mack Nuzzo, University of New Mexico — $2,000
Estimating Basin Aquifer RechargeRatesfrom Transmission Losses in Perennial Mountain Streams in the Chuska Mountains

Jacob Martin Piper, New Mexico State University — $1,850
Provenance analysis of detrital heavy minerals using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in the Abo Formation, New Mexico

Madeline A Richards, New Mexico Tech — $1,439
Quantifying Rainfall-Runoff relationships of a Small Ephemeral Stream in Socorro County New Mexico

Ronny Gene Sholdt, New Mexico State University — $1,750
Constraining Slip Rates Across the Southern Rio Grande Rift, an Assessment of Late Quaternary Deformation

Marcus E Silva, New Mexico Tech — $1,250
A detailed mineralogical characterization of mines and prospects in the North Magdalena mining district, Socorro County, New Mexico

Jacob Oliver Thacker, University of New Mexico — $1,500
Timing of southern Laramide deformation onset in northern Arizona-New Mexico

Karissa Brianne Vermillion, New Mexico State University — $2,000
Spatial and Temporal Variations of Eocene-Oligocene Caldera Volcanism in Southern New Mexico

Daniela C. Vitarelli, New Mexico State University — $2,000
Eruptive volume and explosion energy estimates from Kilbourne Hole, southcentral New Mexico

Daniel J Young, University of New Mexico — $1,840
Continuing support for unraveling the Mazatzal and Picuris orogenies in polytectonized rocks, Rio Mora, NM

GRADUATE MENTORSHIP AWARD

Madeline A Richards, New Mexico Tech — $500
Quantifying Rainfall-Runoff relationships of a Small Ephemeral Stream in Socorro County New Mexico

LUCILLE H. PIPKIN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Nicholas George Harrison, New Mexico Tech — $500
Abandoned Mine Lands in the North Magdalena Mining District

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