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.