• STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Michelle Lutiker is a first year doctoral student who was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship as a senior undergraduate student. She will work with Assistant Professor Natascha Reidinger investigating uranium depletion in organic-rich Devonian-age shale to assist in determining depositional and diagenetic processes at work in ancient North American interior seaways.







PhD Student Khemraj Shukla receives Best Graduate Student Poster at the 2016 XSEDE (EXtreme Engineering and Discovery Environment) conference      


BPSG student receives NSF Graduate Fellowship


Congratulations to Shawna Parks for winning the 2015-2016 BPSoG Best MS Thesis Award.

Congratulations to Sahar Mohammadi Dehcheshmehi for successfully defended her PhD Dissertation.


Professor Atekwana named the Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2016 Outstanding Educator



Colloquium Schedule (GEOL 4300/5300)
Boone Pickens School of Geology
Spring Semester 2017
Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 (NRC 108)
All graduate students and faculty are expected to attend.



Jan 20th
Dr. Mike Taylor, Kansas University 
A Tale of two Mountain Belts: Mind the Slabs



Jan 27th
Dr. Tolulope Olugboji, University of   Maryland

Understanding the softness of the Earth's lithoshpere 





Feb 3rd
Melanie Crisp
Shell Exploration &  Production
Regional Geology and its Use in Commercial Deals


Feb 10th
Forrest Harvey
  Water Resources Division
  Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service
2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinquished Lecture
Water Resources Stewardship in the National Park Service


Feb 17th
Gary Michelfelder  
Geography, Geology and Planning 
Missouri State University 
Sr Isotope Zoning in Plagioclae at Cerro Uturuncu, Bolivia:  Magma Storage and Modification of the Crut by Active Magmatic Intrusion in the Central Andes


Feb 24th
Dr. Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines
2017 Darcy Lecture -  A Tale of Two Porosities: ExploringWhy Contaminant Transport Doesn't Always Behave the Way it Should
















Katumwehe, A. B., Abdelsalam, M. G., Atekwana, E. A., & Laó-Dávila, D. A. (2016). Extent, kinematics and tectonic origin of the Precambrian Aswa Shear Zone in eastern Africa. Gondwana Research, 34, 241-253.



Katumwehe, A. B., Abdelsalam, M. G., & Atekwana, E. A. (2015). The role of pre-existing Precambrian structures in rift evolution: The Albertine and Rhino grabens, Uganda. Tectonophysics, 646, 117-129.



Abdelsalam, M. G., Katumwehe, A. B., Atekwana, E. A., Le Pera, A. K., & Achang, M. (2016). The Paleoproterozoic Singo granite in south-central Uganda revealed as a nested igneous ring complex using geophysical data. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 116, 198-212.