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2019

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Reinhard A. Steinmayer Award: Sara Nethercutt
Harold E. Vokes Award: Grace Cushing

Graduate Award Recipients

The Vokes Fellowship: Keir Nichols
Outstanding Research Assistant: Segun Adebayo
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Autumn Murray
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Sabrina Martinez

2018

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Reinhard A. Steinmayer Award: Carrie Leibensperger
Dept. Earth & Environmental Sciences Chair’s Award: Audrey Brown
Dept. Earth & Environmental Sciences Honors Senior Scholar Award: Abby Eckland
Harold E. Vokes Award: Abby Eckland

Graduate Award Recipients

The Vokes Fellowship: Sarah Jaye Oliva
Outstanding Research Assistant: Molly Keogh
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Dana Carstens
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Thi Quan Pham

2017

Undergraduate Award Recipients

The R.A. Steinmayer Award: Carey A. Schafer
Harold E. Vokes Award: James Anthony Leon

Graduate Award Recipients

The Vokes Fellowship: Segun Adebayo
Outstanding Research Assistant: Michael Ramirez
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Molly Keogh
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Ripul Dutt

2016

Undergraduate Award Recipients

Reinhard A. Steinmayer Award: Claire E. Beauchamp
Harold E. Vokes Award: Ethan B. Ader

Graduate Award Recipients

The Vokes Fellowship: Jordan Adams
Outstanding Research Assistant: Qi Li
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Michael Hopkins
Outstanding Senior Teaching Assistant: Molly Keogh

New Orleans Geological Society Scholarship Awards

2019

James Allen Gilreath Graduate Scholarship
Udita Mukherjee - $3,000 Cash Award

George W. Schneider Special Award
Sarah Oliva Jay - $2500 Cash Award

Jales & Olga Braunstein Memorial Senior Scholarship
Haily MacDonald - $2,500 Cash Award

Jales & Olga Braunstein Memorial Junior Scholarship
Samantha Hilburn - $2,000 Cash Award

2018

James Allen Gilreath Graduate Scholarship
Cari Rand - $3,000 Cash Award

George W. Schneider Special Award
Keir Nichols - $2,500 Cash Award

Jules & Olga Braunstein Memorial  Senior Scholarship
Sara Nethercutt – $2,500 Cash Award

Jules & Olga Braunstein Memorial Junior Scholarship
Colby LeJeune - $2,000 Cash Award
 

2017

JAMES ALLEN GILREATH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. Michael T. Ramirez - $3,000 Cash Award

Michael was born and raised in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in earth and environmental science from Vanderbilt University in 2009. That year he began working with Dr. Mead Allison at the University of Texas at Austin, studying sedimentology. Michael received his M.S. in geosciences in 2011and began a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas. In 2013 he transferred to Tulane University to continue his Ph.D. researching the interaction between flow and sediment transport in the lowermost Mississippi River, with applications to Louisiana coastal restoration. Michael intends to pursuea career in hydrographic surveying or river resource monitoring.

NOGS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Elizabeth L. Chamberlain – $2,500 Cash Award

Louisiana has been good to Elizabeth L. Chamberlain. She moved here from her home-state of Wisconsin in 2002 to study at LSU. Elizabeth earned three degrees concurrently from LSU: a B.A. in English (creative writing), a B.S. in animal science, and a B.A. in liberal arts (studio art/lithography). Clearly, Elizabeth was destined to be a geologist.

In 2010, Elizabeth entered into a graduate program in LSU's Department of Geology & Geophysics. One of the first and most influential classes she took was "deltaic geology." Within a few lectures, the familiar Louisiana landscape took on a new meaning. The clear connection of the coursework to local land management issues sparked an interest in Elizabeth that would guide her professional development. After completing her M.S. at LSU, Elizabeth entered the Ph.D. program at Tulane University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Here, she investigates rates and processes of deltaic evolution using stratigraphy and optically stimulated luminescence {OSL) dating, with guidance from advisor Torbjiirn Tornqvist and mentor Zhixiong Shen. Elizabeth's study sites include Mississippi Delta (Lafourche subdelta) and the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

Elizabeth is married to Baton Rouge native Rye Cooper. Together they have a 3-year old son,Frederick.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Claire Beauchamp - $2,500 Senior Cash Award

Claire was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She credits summer camp creek hikes, where she collected trilobite fossils,with her interest in the stories that the earth has to share. Skipping forward a couple years, she now studies earth science at Tulane University and will be graduating spring of 2016. She loves applying the earth processes she learns in classes to current issues and counts herself as a climate change activist. She has worked on carbon footprint analysis with Professor Jeff Sigler and was an executive board member of the Tulane Green Club, which works to educate and engage Tulane students with the environment and provide them with service opportunities in New Orleans. She has developed an immense love for New Orleans and has committed herself to teaching people about its distinct ecological and geologic challenges.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Margo Habets - $2,000 Junior Cash Award

Margot was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she learned about the natural and geologic history of the area through hikes with her family. She is currently an undergraduate at Tulane University where she studies earth and environmental science and is especially interested in the effects of humans on the geology of the Mississippi River Delta. Margot is the founder of Tulane Trash to Treasure, an on campus business that reduces waste during dorm move-out,as well as the Service Chair for PhiSigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and a Customer Service Employee for Tulane Technology Services. At the moment she is working with Dr. Alex Kolker to relate vegetation growth and decay to natural processes and elevation changes in coastal Louisiana. She hopes to continue to study human impacts on geology and natural disasters in graduate school after taking some time off to explore America and work in the National Park system.

2016

JAMES ALLEN GILREATH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. Michael T. Ramirez - $3,000 Cash Award

Michael was born and raised in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in earth and environmental science from Vanderbilt University in 2009. That year he began working with Dr. Mead Allison at the University of Texas at Austin, studying sedimentology. Michael received his M.S. in geosciences in 2011and began a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas. In 2013 he transferred to Tulane University to continue his Ph.D. researching the interaction between flow and sediment transport in the lowermost Mississippi River, with applications to Louisiana coastal restoration. Michael intends to pursuea career in hydrographic surveying or river resource monitoring.

NOGS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Elizabeth L. Chamberlain – $2,500 Cash Award

Louisiana has been good to Elizabeth L. Chamberlain. She moved here from her home-state of Wisconsin in 2002 to study at LSU. Elizabeth earned three degrees concurrently from LSU: a B.A. in English (creative writing), a B.S. in animal science, and a B.A. in liberal arts (studio art/lithography). Clearly, Elizabeth was destined to be a geologist.

In 2010, Elizabeth entered into a graduate program in LSU's Department of Geology & Geophysics. One of the first and most influential classes she took was "deltaic geology." Within a few lectures, the familiar Louisiana landscape took on a new meaning. The clear connection of the coursework to local land management issues sparked an interest in Elizabeth that would guide her professional development. After completing her M.S. at LSU, Elizabeth entered the Ph.D. program at Tulane University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Here, she investigates rates and processes of deltaic evolution using stratigraphy and optically stimulated luminescence {OSL) dating, with guidance from advisor Torbjiirn Tornqvist and mentor Zhixiong Shen. Elizabeth's study sites include Mississippi Delta (Lafourche subdelta) and the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

Elizabeth is married to Baton Rouge native Rye Cooper. Together they have a 3-year old son,Frederick.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Claire Beauchamp - $2,500 Senior Cash Award

Claire was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She credits summer camp creek hikes, where she collected trilobite fossils,with her interest in the stories that the earth has to share. Skipping forward a couple years, she now studies earth science at Tulane University and will be graduating spring of 2016. She loves applying the earth processes she learns in classes to current issues and counts herself as a climate change activist. She has worked on carbon footprint analysis with Professor Jeff Sigler and was an executive board member of the Tulane Green Club, which works to educate and engage Tulane students with the environment and provide them with service opportunities in New Orleans. She has developed an immense love for New Orleans and has committed herself to teaching people about its distinct ecological and geologic challenges.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Margo Habets - $2,000 Junior Cash Award

Margot was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she learned about the natural and geologic history of the area through hikes with her family. She is currently an undergraduate at Tulane University where she studies earth and environmental science and is especially interested in the effects of humans on the geology of the Mississippi River Delta. Margot is the founder of Tulane Trash to Treasure, an on campus business that reduces waste during dorm move-out,as well as the Service Chair for PhiSigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and a Customer Service Employee for Tulane Technology Services. At the moment she is working with Dr. Alex Kolker to relate vegetation growth and decay to natural processes and elevation changes in coastal Louisiana. She hopes to continue to study human impacts on geology and natural disasters in graduate school after taking some time off to explore America and work in the National Park system.

2015

JAMES ALLEN GILREATH GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. Michael T. Ramirez - $3,000 Cash Award

Michael was born and raised in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in earth and environmental science from Vanderbilt University in 2009. That year he began working with Dr. Mead Allison at the University of Texas at Austin, studying sedimentology. Michael received his M.S. in geosciences in 2011and began a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas. In 2013 he transferred to Tulane University to continue his Ph.D. researching the interaction between flow and sediment transport in the lowermost Mississippi River, with applications to Louisiana coastal restoration. Michael intends to pursuea career in hydrographic surveying or river resource monitoring.

NOGS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Ms. Elizabeth L. Chamberlain – $2,500 Cash Award

Louisiana has been good to Elizabeth L. Chamberlain. She moved here from her home-state of Wisconsin in 2002 to study at LSU. Elizabeth earned three degrees concurrently from LSU: a B.A. in English (creative writing), a B.S. in animal science, and a B.A. in liberal arts (studio art/lithography). Clearly, Elizabeth was destined to be a geologist.

In 2010, Elizabeth entered into a graduate program in LSU's Department of Geology & Geophysics. One of the first and most influential classes she took was "deltaic geology." Within a few lectures, the familiar Louisiana landscape took on a new meaning. The clear connection of the coursework to local land management issues sparked an interest in Elizabeth that would guide her professional development. After completing her M.S. at LSU, Elizabeth entered the Ph.D. program at Tulane University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Here, she investigates rates and processes of deltaic evolution using stratigraphy and optically stimulated luminescence {OSL) dating, with guidance from advisor Torbjiirn Tornqvist and mentor Zhixiong Shen. Elizabeth's study sites include Mississippi Delta (Lafourche subdelta) and the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.

Elizabeth is married to Baton Rouge native Rye Cooper. Together they have a 3-year old son,Frederick.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Claire Beauchamp - $2,500 Senior Cash Award

Claire was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She credits summer camp creek hikes, where she collected trilobite fossils,with her interest in the stories that the earth has to share. Skipping forward a couple years, she now studies earth science at Tulane University and will be graduating spring of 2016. She loves applying the earth processes she learns in classes to current issues and counts herself as a climate change activist. She has worked on carbon footprint analysis with Professor Jeff Sigler and was an executive board member of the Tulane Green Club, which works to educate and engage Tulane students with the environment and provide them with service opportunities in New Orleans. She has developed an immense love for New Orleans and has committed herself to teaching people about its distinct ecological and geologic challenges.

JULES & OLGA BRAUNSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Margo Habets - $2,000 Junior Cash Award

Margot was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she learned about the natural and geologic history of the area through hikes with her family. She is currently an undergraduate at Tulane University where she studies earth and environmental science and is especially interested in the effects of humans on the geology of the Mississippi River Delta. Margot is the founder of Tulane Trash to Treasure, an on campus business that reduces waste during dorm move-out,as well as the Service Chair for PhiSigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and a Customer Service Employee for Tulane Technology Services. At the moment she is working with Dr. Alex Kolker to relate vegetation growth and decay to natural processes and elevation changes in coastal Louisiana. She hopes to continue to study human impacts on geology and natural disasters in graduate school after taking some time off to explore America and work in the National Park system.