New Orleans Geological Society Scholarship Award Winners for 2014


NOGS 2014

The Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS) Memorial Foundation approved four EES students for scholarships for 2014. The students received their awards at the October 2014 meeting. Left to right, Alex Kolker (Faculty member); Peter Reale (Jules & Olga Braunstein Junior Award), Alexander Breaux (NOGS Memorial Foundation Graduate Scholarship), Michael Hopkins (James Allen Gilreath Graduate Award), Daniel Coleman (Jules & Olga Braunstein Senior Award), Torbjörn  Törnqvist  (Department Chair).

Michael Hopkins - $3,000 Cash Award

After Michael's first physical geology course he became interested in becoming a geologist.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi and began his graduate studies at Tulane University in the fall of 2010.  Michael has focused his research on the Bedrock Channel Incision Related to Faulting and Surface Tilting on the Volcanic Tableland, of Eastern California.  He's an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulane AAPG Chapter, and Geological Society of America.  Michael was the recipient of the Boland Award, McCarty Scholarship, and Schlumberger Scholar and named Outstanding Research Assistant.  His interests reside in the petroleum industry focusing on petroleum exploration.  After completing his Ph.D. he would like to pursue a career in the petroleum industry.

Alexander Breaux – $2,500 Cash Award

Alexander attended Tulane University as an undergraduate majoring in Geology.  It was in his formative years at Tulane that sparked his interest in the processes that affected river deltas.  As a graduate student his research focused on Coastal and Hydrologic Processes.  During his tenure at Tulane Alex, has been an active member of New Orleans Geological Society, American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Tulane chapter, AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Tulane Team Member, and American Geophysical Union Student Member.  For the 2014-2015 academic year Alex was recognized for his outstanding merits in Earth and Environmental Sciences as a Schlumberger Scholar.  After graduation Alex plans to enter the oil and gas industry. 

Daniel Coleman - $2,500 Senior Cash Award

As a research assistant in a coastal geology lab, Daniel became fascinated in geology and decided to pursue a degree here at Tulane University.  Daniel has received many accolades for his outstanding academic achievements: the Dean's list, the Dean's Honor Scholar, David R. Filo Scholarship, and an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher.  Recognized as a well-rounded student Daniel was a member of the VP of Education and Campus Affairs-Tulane Green Club, Staff Writer for the Tulane Hullabaloo and Community Action Council of Tulane University.  After graduation Daniel plans to pursue a Ph.D. in coastal/marine geology and conduct research.  Ultimately, his plans are to become a professor contributing to coastal management.

Peter Reale - $2,000 Junior Cash Award

Early on in Peter's undergraduate career he received recognition of his academic achievements while being inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society and later received a Tulane Academic Achievement Award Scholarship.  His interest in geology was stimulated while working as an IT assistant in the computer lab of the Earth and Environmental Sciences department.  Peter was active on campus as a member of the Geology and Adventure Club.  He plans to continue his education and conduct research.


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