Dyanna presented research at the Geological Society of America GSA Connects 2021 meeting in Portland, Oregon this October. Dyanna presented a poster called “Fluid-driven shifts in deformation mechanisms in quartz-rich rocks near a major fault: Willard thrust zone, northern Utah”… Read More
Excited to share my latest article, “Fluid-assisted localized embrittlement in an overall ductile fold-and-shear belt: a case study from Cap de Creus” with coauthors Elena Druguet and Jordi Carreras. In it, we explore coeval brittle and ductile structures using one… Read More
Our Advanced Structural Geology class went on a shear zone filled fieldtrip on September 17-18. We saw the Twelve Foot Falls Shear Zone near Dunbar, WI; the Niagara Fault (with ductile fabrics) near Norway, MI; and the Mountain Shear Zone… Read More
Congratulations to BS student Leann Grahler who was awarded $3000 for her research from the UWM SURF program. Leann is working on our project, “Pathways for water in quartz grains: exploring strain softening along the Willard Thrust Fault.” Thanks to… Read More
Kayla Kopinski and Dyanna went to University of Wisconsin-Madison to start analyzing their Pulo do Lobo samples using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Their goal is to collect quartz c-axis fabrics in order to further constrain the kinematics and potential fluid… Read More
Congratulations to UWM Structure Group graduate students who were awarded Department of Geosciences Scholarships for 2021! Kayla Kopinski: Nelson Cherkauer Lasca Legacy Scholarship Devin Levang: Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship Eric Schuemann: Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship and Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer… Read More
Congratulations to recent MS graduate Falyn Strey who will be teaching at her alma mater, UW-Oshkosh this fall!
Nancy Carman’s MS thesis is now available online through UWM’s Digital Commons. Check out her work!
GO FoRWARD is an NSF-funded program to introduce underrepresented students to the geosciences major, research, and career opportunities. Dyanna heads the program. This year graduate students Kayla Kopinski and Eric Schuemann were mentors for the Rocks research group. Our students… Read More
After a (too) long hiatus, I was happy to be out in the field last week in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee MS student Eric Schuemann (seen here hard at work) and our colleagues… Read More