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Student GSA grants in the QTRL group


Congratulations to Renaud Soucy La Roche, Lindsay Waffle, and Rohanna Gibson on receiving GSA (Geological Society of America) Research Grants, of $1,500 each. The awards are in support of their graduate research in the Himalaya.

Rohanna Gibson was also awarded an additional $2,000 by the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology Group of the GSA.

The students' research will contribute to their individual thesis topics, as follows:

Rohanna Gibson: Along-strike variation of strain and the timing of deformation in the lower Himalayan metamorphic core, west-central Nepal

Renaud Soucy La Roche: Emplacement processes of Himalayan external crystalline nappes, western Nepal

Lindsay Waffle: Effects of basement highs on orogen-parallel strain partitioning: A case study of the Faizabad ridge in Northern India using centrifuge analogue modelling

The students are all part of Dr. Laurent Godin's research group, the Queen’s Tectonics Research Laboratory (QTRL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full list of recipients is posted at: http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/7/pdf/i1052-5173-24-7-25.pdf