2020 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.

FRANK E. KOTTLOWSKI RESEARCH AWARD

Stephanie Anne Roussel, New Mexico Tech — $2,500
Riparian evapotranspiration recovery post-fire: using diurnal groundwater fluctuations and remote sensing to quantify phreatophyte interactions in a disturbed landscape.

JAMES AND SUSAN CEARLEY GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Samuel Gregory Martin, New Mexico State University — $2,500
Investigating the separation of a 9000 km2 portion of the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field from the Colorado Plateau at the junction of the Rio Grande rift and Basin and Range extensional provinces, southwestern New Mexico

JAMES AND SUSAN CEARLEY GEOCHRONOLOGY AWARD

Rita Lynn Adamec, New Mexico State University — $1,600
Provenance and New Chronostratigraphic constraint from the Late Jurassic (?) Jackpile Sandstone Member of the Morrison Formation in west-central New Mexico

Shay P. Ridl, New Mexico State University — $2,000
Drainage evolution and sedimentary mixing trends during the ≤ 800 ka incision of the ancestral Rio Grande river in central and southern New Mexico

NEW MEXICO GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY GRANTS-IN-AID

Micael Albonico, University of New Mexico — $1,900
The Evolution and Integration of the San Juan River to the Colorado River

Kieth Diegel, New Mexico Tech — $800
An Examination of Fenitization in the Gallinas Mountains Mining District, Lincoln and Torrence Counties, New Mexico

Isaac David Foli, New Mexico Tech — $1,500
Chemostratigraphy of the Bone Spring Formation, Delaware Basin, SE New Mexico

Sharllyn Pimentel, New Mexico Tech — $1,250
Evaluating sediment transport processes at confluences of Arroyos and the Rio Grande in New Mexico

Sarah Elaine Reuter, New Mexico Tech — $1,500
An investigation into the importance of the ground water contribution from zeroth order basins in the semi-arid grassland of the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico

Kyle A. Stark, New Mexico Tech — $1,700.83
Automated and continuous sediment monitoring from sand-rich ephemeral channels in the Middle Rio Grande

Michael Wyatt, New Mexico State University — $2,000
The Role of Intermediate Magmas in Generating Caldera Rhyolites; Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Southwestern New Mexico

GRADUATE MENTORSHIP AWARD

Samuel Gregory Martin, New Mexico State University — $1,500
Investigating the separation of a 9000 km2 portion of the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field from the Colorado Plateau at the junction of the Rio Grande rift and Basin and Range extensional provinces, southwestern New Mexico

Sharllyn Pimentel, New Mexico Tech — $1,500
Evaluating sediment transport processes at confluences of Arroyos and the Rio Grande in New Mexico

Kyle A. Stark, New Mexico Tech — $1,500
Automated and continuous sediment monitoring from sand-rich ephemeral channels in the Middle Rio Grande

LUCILLE H. PIPKIN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Haley Dietz, New Mexico Tech — $750
Geochemistry of the U-Th-REE mineralized Tajo granite, Socorro County, New Mexico

Ethan Brady Haft, New Mexico Tech — $500
Characterizing the Carbonatites and Fenitization of the Lemitar Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico

Nicholas George Harrison, New Mexico Tech — $500
A Study of Abandoned Mine Lands in New Mexico

JAMES AND SUSAN CEARLEY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Rita Lynn Adamec, New Mexico State University — $2,500
Provenance and New Chronostratigraphic constraint from the Late Jurassic (?) Jackpile Sandstone Member of the Morrison Formation in west-central New Mexico

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