RMAG Foundation Graduate Student Awards 2004

Title: RMAG Foundation Graduate Student Awards 2004
Publication: The Outcrop, June 2004, p. 15

2004 Grads Awards
Receiving RMAG Foundation Graduate Student awards at the April 16, 2004, Friday Luncheon Meeting were (from left) Thomas Neely (CSU), Katherine Knox (CU), and timothy Macintyre (CSM). Photo by Sandi Pellissier.

The Trustees of the RMAG Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of our Awards to Graduate Students at Rocky Mountain Institutions of higher learning for 2004. The Awards, each in the amount of $1,500, are made this year to outstanding Earth Science students at three schools, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado, and Colorado State University. Presentation of the awards was made at RMAG’s April 16th Luncheon Meeting.

The Trustees made their decisions on the basis of: 1) the perceived merit of the each student’s thesis project as a contribution to the Geologic Sciences in general, and to Rocky Mountain geology in particular; 2) the student’s qualifications to carry out the study, as indicated by past accomplishments; and 3) faculty recommendations.

The recipients for 2004 are:

Katherine Knox, University of Colorado

Ms. Knox received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the Oregon State University in 2002, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science program at CU. Katherine will be doing detailed mapping of selected volcanic units in the Never Summer Range in the western portions of Rocky Mountain National Park. She will prepare a GIS database of the area, integrating existing geologic maps, and expects to end with a fully interactive model and animation of the mid-Tertiary eruptions in the range.

Timothy MacIntyre, Colorado School of Mines

Mr. MacIntyre received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 2002, and is in the second year of a Master of Science in Geological Engineering program at Mines. Tim will be studying alteration and mineralization of the Wingate Sandstone in the Paradox Basin, as a tool for understanding basin fluid movement along the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau.

Thomas Neely, Colorado State University

Mr. Neely received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from the University of California and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree at CSU. His thesis will examine the 3-D strain at transitions in foreland arch geometry, using structural modeling of the Beartooth arch – Rattlesnake Mountain transition, northwest Wyoming.