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Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Brooke Owen Fellowship Success!

We am very pleased to report that the Brooke Owen Fellowship has chosen Alexandra (Sasha) Warren, one of our Level 2 students, to spend 10 weeks on an internship with the XPRIZE Foundation in California this summer.

"The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is a highly competitive, paid internship and mentorship program designed to honor the memory of beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Brooke Owens, by inspiring and training exceptional undergraduate women seeking a career in aviation or space exploration”.

Sasha was awarded the Fellowship based on her academic performance and interest in planetary geology.

(1 Feb 2017)

Mysterious sea creature part of a new family

One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today as a team of scientists have revealed what a bizarre group of cone-shaped sea creatures actually are, as reported in Nature.

(12 Jan 2017) » More about mysterious sea creature part of a new family

Distinguished Geologic Career Award in the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division

We am very pleased to report that the Geological Society of America has chosen Jon Davidson to receive the 2017 Distinguished Geologic Career Award of its Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division. This award recognizes geologic work and places contributions as a geologist, first and foremost, with particular emphasis on field-observations.

Along with his AGU Fellowship award, which his wife Donna collected on Wednesday at the AGU Fall Meeting, this means that both of North America’s largest professional/learned geoscience societies have honoured Jon’s career this year.

(21 Dec 2016)

Contact Details

Department of Earth Sciences,
Durham University,
Science Labs,
Durham DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 0191 3342300
Fax: +44 0191 3342301
E-mail: earth.sciences
Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Durham subjects in QS World Subject Rankings Top 50

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