14 April, 2012

An award! :-)

As hinted in my last post there was some big news in the pipeline. I wanted to wait until I had the official documents and confirmation. A few months ago I applied for the 2012 Graduate Student Fellowship of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).

Now I received the official confirmation that I have been awarded a Graduate Student Fellowship intended to support my graduate studies part of my recently started Ph.D. project! The award comes in the forms of a financial allowance for my research. Considering the still unsecure financing of my Ph.D this will allow me to produce some hands-on data for at least one publication. I am already having some ideas in terms of stable isotopes and SEM imaging. :)

30 March, 2012

More big news coming soon...

A few days ago I have been giving the head-ups on some fantastic news related to my Ph.D. project. It's a bit too soon to reveal what it is until I received all the details. Let's just say I love economic geology and the open-minded people doing it. :-)

SEG Student Chapter Munich

Many of you are probably wondering why it is so impressively quiet on my blog. Well, I'm not only busy being a teaching assistant and advancing my Ph.D. project (writing grant proposals, writing my firs paper, etc. pp) but also active promoting economic geology here in Munich.

Together with a couple of like-minded bachelor and master students we have founded a Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapter: the SEG Student Chapter Munich! The 2nd only in all of Germany. The website if of course still rather blank. In construction as you may figure.

We're pretty busy getting the baby to walk on its own, organizing our first field trips and seminars with invited speakers, and letting other students know about our existance. So there goes my time...