Recipient: Katie M. Ahlstrom
Katie is the outstanding academic graduating senior in the geology program. She has demonstrated outstanding abilities in the quantitative aspects of the geological sciences, including laboratory and field work. Katie said that her favorite part of the Geology major has been the numerous field trips which allowed her to get to know other students while hammering away at outcrops and collecting samples. Her future plans include graduate school. In the meantime she may work in the oil industry or for the National Park Service. Whatever Katie decides, she is looking forward to a lifelong journey learning about the Earth, its processes and its life.
Recipient: Thomas P. Schrilla
Tom is an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated academic excellence in all aspects of the major. He entered Tulane undecided and quickly discovered that geology and environmental science were the right choices for him. He considers his undergraduate experience in the Earth and Environmental Science department to be one of the best things he has ever done and is excited to see what the future holds for him. After graduation, Tom plans to work near his hometown of Geneva, Illinois before pursuing a graduate degree in geology.
Recipient: Meagan J. Knowlton
Meagan is graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a secondary major in French. She is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholar and is finishing her second year as president of Tulane's Women in Science group. She wrote an honors thesis on flood magnitudes with Dr. Nicole Gasparini, entitled "Quantifying Flood Magnitudes on the Little Missouri River: Implications for the 2010 Albert Pike Flood." She has also worked with NOAA on drought decision support tools.
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