The National Science Foundation awarded a $114,000 grant to geology department chair Jade Star Lackey. He and fellow researchers will measure halogen concentrations in igneous rocks that formed California’s Sierra Nevadas.
A recently discovered extinct animal species was named after Geology Professor Robert Gaines for his work uncovering fossils of the earliest animals from half-a-billion-year-old Cambrian rocks in the Canadian Rockies.
Geology Professor Maria Prokopenko has received a $126,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s program on chemical oceanography to study the distribution of a nitrogen isotope of cold-water corals.
Pomona College Geology Professor Robert Gaines, with his record of extensive service on campus and research around the globe, has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.
Professor of Geology Robert Gaines is part of an international team that unearthed a 518 million-year-old fossil site in South China -- one of the most important Cambrian fossil sites discovered in modern history.