Historically, volcanoes have been nearly impossible to predict. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, associate professor of geology at Missouri State University, wants to improve the forecasting of volcano eruptions. He has studied the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile for the last 15 years to understand how and why volcanoes erupt. “Every volcano is its own animal, so to … [Read more...] about Preparing for a volcanic eruption
Completing your thesis is a celebration in itself. But being selected for Missouri State University’s Distinguished Thesis Award is an even bigger cause for celebration. The award has four categories: Biological/life sciences. Humanities. Social sciences. Mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Recently, two CNAS alumni were selected for … [Read more...] about Two CNAS alumni receive MSU Distinguished Thesis Awards
The research of Dr. Gary Michelfelder has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. Spending the last 15 years studying the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile, his research aims to answer how and why volcanoes erupt in hopes to improve forecasting. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “I was lucky enough to get to go to a conference in Japan that … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Michelfelder!
October started out strong for the GGP department! Nearly two dozen undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty of GGP traveled to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 9-12. The GGP department hosted an alumni reception during the conference where current students and faculty were able to catch up and network with … [Read more...] about MSU students bring findings to geoscience conference in Denver
Since 1965, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies has awarded over $1.7 million in grant scholarships to support students entering professions in earth science. This year, two GGP graduate students pursuing the MS in geography and geology received scholarships in recognition of their contributions to the field. “The scholarship is graciously designed to … [Read more...] about Two GGP graduate students receive national recognition