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TWO EES GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVED GRANT FROM GSA AND GCAGS TO CONTINUE THEIR RESEARCH
May 30, 2014

Two EES graduate students received grant from GSA and GCAGS to continue their research

Ph.D. student Min Gao received $900 from GSA Research Grant Program to continue her research on the Laramide deformation in Wyoming.

Min's research focuses on constraining the temporal and spatial patterns of the uplift of the mountain ranges in Wyoming and the changes of lithosphere strength. Her research will further our understanding of the mechanism by which the flat-slab subduction of the Farallon oceanic plate has caused surface deformation in continental interior. Min plans to examine the early Cenozoic stratigraphy and collect samples in Wyoming with her field assistant in July 2014. The fund will partially cover the cost of the field investigation. Congratulations to Min. Thanks to GSA.

M.S. student Ohood Al Salem received $2,000 from Golf Coast Association of Geological Societies to continue her research on the subsidence history of the Fort Worth Basin in Texas.

Ohood's research focuses on modeling the subsidence and exhumation history of the Fort Worth Basin. Her research will further our understanding of the basin evolution and collisional tectonics between the Gondwana and Laurentia, as well as the thermal maturation of hydrocarbon in the basin. Ohood plans to visit the Austin Core Research Center to examine cores and collect samples in June 2014. The fund will partially cover the cost of sample analysis. Congratulations to Ohood. Thanks to GCAGS.