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Student organization in 'upper echelon' of geology students globally

A group of geology graduate students have found great success with a student organization.

The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) is the largest scientific organization for mineral deposits research in the world, with over 6,500 members from all over the globe.

The group of students from the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, who comprise the organization’s Memorial chapter is led by society president Carly Mueller.

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Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The dean of the Faculty of Science recognized 283 students representing the top 10 per cent in the faculty during the annual Dean’s Awards ceremony recently.

During the event, Dr. Mark Abrahams also presented the Dean of Science Book Prize; the Lou Visentin Award, recognizing students who have held a place on the Dean's List for four consecutive years; the Co-op Student of the Year Award; as well as the Dean's Distinguished Service, Scholar and Teacher awards.

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Thirteen Memorial faculty members receive high honour

Thirteen Memorial University professors have been accorded the designation professor emeritus/emerita, an honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members.

In the Faculty of Science, the new professores emeriti are Dr. Ali Engin Aksu, Department of Earth Sciences; Dr. John T. Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry; Dr. William Driedzic, Department of Ocean Sciences and Dr. Raymond A. Poirier, Department of Chemistry.

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Alumus receives Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal

Prof. Donald B. Dingwell, Department of Earth Sciences alumnus and Director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Munich, has been awarded the highest scientific recognition of the mineralogical community of Germany in the form of a Medal, the 2019 Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG), for his outstanding scientific accomplishments in the mineralogical sciences. Prof. Dingwell will accept the award at the annual meeting of geosciences in Germany this September in Munster.

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Generous Software Donation from Petroleum Experts Ltd.

The Department of Earth Sciences is pleased to acknowledge that Petroleum Experts Ltd. (Petex) has donated 10 licences of the MOVE software suite, the commercial equivalent of £1,308,000.00, to Memorial University of Newfoundland. This software will allow for basin evolution studies to be undertaken by both undergraduate and graduate students, enhancing our knowledge of our offshore margins and basins.

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