Memphis was accepted to University of California Irvine's 2019 Microbiomes and Global Change Summer Institute! This 5-day Summer Institute for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows aims to build a diverse cohort of trainees at the interface of microbial communities and global change across systems from terrestrial to marine. Participants will gain scientific and professional skills and join a community of emerging leaders in the field.
Bob Selfridge (standing left, with Bill Harbert), a Army Corps of Engineers geophysicist, visited the Department of Geology and Environment Science. His geophysical work, critically important, is described in detail in this report.
Evan Collins was accepted into the 2019 International Summer School in Astrobiology! Located this year in Santander, Spain.
It's a summer program for grad students, post-docs, and industry professionals to "Gain an integrated perspective on soil ecology and biogeochemistry with world-renowned faculty to address critical questions using up-to-date field and laboratory analytical techniques and models."
They will study the environmental effects of new anti-corrosion treatments currently being used on Pittsburgh’s lead pipes.
The department would like to congratulate Ben Hedin and Julio Caineta on receiving the 2019-2020 Mellon Fellowships!