The CSS Memorial Fund Committee (Bruce Bryant, Greg Holden, Mark Hudson, Karl Kellogg, Eric Nelson) met on April 28th to evaluate research proposals for the Tweto, Oriel, Eckel, Snyder, and Pierce funds. We received 29 proposals from 19 universities. The total submitted was an increase in 3 from last year.
Ten grants totaling $9,400 were awarded from the various funds. Although no proposals were received for work on the Heart Mountain fault, new guidelines for the Pierce fund allowed three grants to be awarded for other research subjects. The new guidelines nonetheless make available approximately $2,880, plus interest for the year 2003, for any Heart Mountain proposals submitted next year. A total of $2,800 was awarded from the Pierce fund for research in the Rocky Mountains, fully supporting one proposal and partially supporting two proposals. A total of $2,600 was awarded from the Tweto fund for research in the Rocky Mountains, fully supporting one proposal and partially supporting two proposals. A total of $1,750 was awarded from the Oriel fund for research in the central and northern Rocky Mountains, partially supporting two proposals. A total of $1,250 was awarded from the Ecklel fund, partially supporting one research project in engineering geology. A total of $1000 was awarded from the Snyder fund, fully supporting one research project in Precambrian geology in the Rocky Mountains. The members of the committee were impressed by the general quality of the proposals submitted, and are confident that the 10 funded research projects are of the highest quality and fulfill the intentions of the many donors to the CS Memorial Funds. The awardees, amounts, and project titles are shown below.
Tristan P. Wellman, $1,000 – Pierce fund, Colorado School of Mines, Ph.D. “Improving water management of complex fractured aquifer watersheds using low cost field data”
Kelly Greaser, $1,000 – Pierce fund, Colorado School of Mines, Ph.D. “Developing sorption constants for natural systems: Remediation applications for abandoned mines”
Kathryn E. Barba, $600 – Tweto fund, Colorado School of Mines, MS, “Geologic mapping in the Alma quadrangle, Colorado: Distribution and kinematic development of mineralized vein and fault systems in the central Colorado mineral belt”
Seth Franhauser, $1,200 – Tweto fund, Colorado State University, MS, “Kinematic, geometric, and temporal constraints on Laramide faulting along the Picuris-Pecos fault system, north-central New Mexico”
Laura D. DeGrey, $1,000 – Oriel fund, Idaho State University, MS, “Geologic map & stratigraphy of the eastern Uinta Mountain Group, Swallow Canyon quadrangle, Uinta Mountains, northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado”
Rashmi L.B. Grace, $1,000 – Snyder fund, University of Wyoming, MS, “ Late Archean processes of continental accretion: The Oregon Trail shear zone, northern Granite Mountains, Wyoming”
Amanda Kate Souders, $800 – Pierce fund, University of Wyoming, MS, “Provenance and depositional environment of metasedimntary rocks, Sierra Madre Mountains, southeastern Wyoming”
Kenzie J. Turner, $800 – Tweto fund, Colorado School of Mines, MS, “Origin, age, and geochemistry of a previously misinterpreted ash-flow tuff: Tuff of Saguache Creek, San Juan volcanic field, southwestern Colorado”
Bonny J. Archuleta, $750 – Oriel fund, Wash. State University, MS, “ Sequence stratigraphy of the Juniper Gulch Member of the Snaky Canyon Formation east-central Idaho”
Mimi Diaz, $1,250 – Eckel fund, Arizona State University, MS, “Geomorphic response to the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire, Arizona”