Dr. Lynn Dudley was honored for his service to the Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science department and to the College of Arts & Sciences at the recent Arts & Sciences Department Chair's Dinner. Lynn's wife Dr. Caryn Beck-Dudley and his daughter Stacia accepted the plaque from Dr. Sam Huckaba, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
As NASA prepares to launch a new Martian probe, a MagLab scientist has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust. EOAS Professor Munir Hymayun’s groundbreaking discoveries about the crust and what it reveals about the Red Planet’s origins will be published this week in Nature.
Ravi Sankar, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Geology, has been awarded a Dissertation Research Grant of $730. The program is funded by the Congress of Graduate Students (COGS), the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Research and will be used to further his research interests. Ravi, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, completed his Master’s in Geology at FSU in 2009.
Detection of floating oil is a crucial response function for all marine oil spills. Modern methods depend heavily on satellite remote sensing. Florida State University scientists are using artificial intelligence to develop a semi-automated oil detection system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) using microwave imagery.
Dr. Clint Barineau was selected Columbus State University's 2013 Educator of the Year. Dr. Barineau earned his Ph.D. in geology from Florida State in 2009 and is an associate professor of geology in CSU's Department of Earth and Space Sciences.
The Aylesworth Scholarship, funded by the Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science is administered by the Florida Sea Grant College Program. This scholarship provides funds to Florida college students who are conducting research in the marine sciences. It is a unique opportunity, providing support for multiple years while students are completing their degree programs.
FSU/EOAS alum Danielle Niles has been named Weekend Morning Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News. Niles is a 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Lowell where she earned her bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science, and was captain of the women’s varsity soccer team. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in meteorology from Florida State University.
Professors Jim Tull and Bill Parker are attending the GSA conference in Colorado this week. They have set up the EOAS booth in the Campus Connection section of the exhibit hall and are meeting with prospective graduate students as well as attending conference sessions. If you are there, please stop by the booth and say hello.