In which I receive my first grant!

It’s almost the end of the second semester of grad school, and after getting the “Thanks, but no thanks” letter from two other grants, I was pleased to discover that I have received a grant from the Geological Society of America to continue my work on iron in soils. This summer, I’ll be going to Wyoming to collect fossil soils from during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum to measure iron mineral concentrations. While I’m out there, I’ll also pick up a few more modern soils… having more samples is always better!

Now I’ll just be waiting to hear if I got funded to go to Iceland… fingers crossed.

Oh, I also went to India for fieldwork for a week – but that’s another post. A teaser: me in the requisite dorky field hat, chipping away at some chert.

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