Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Nikki M Seymour

Nikki M Seymour
B.A., Marketing/Finance, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.S., Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

Office: EPS

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I am a structural field geologist with a particular interest in large-scale tectonics. My research uses geo- and thermochronology to understand the thermal structure and temporal evolution of rifting at magma-poor margins to answer an unresolved question in plate tectonics -- How do you break a continent?

Current Research Projects

Thermal evolution of continental rifting at magma-poor margins (Corsica, France)

Past Research Projects

Detrital zircon geochronology of Copper and Bull Run Basins, NV

R.L. Folk and E.F. McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place, Graduate Division - Jackson School of Geosciences (2015)

R.L. Folk and E.F. McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place, Graduate Division - Jackson School of Geosciences (2014)

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship - JSG Off-Campus Research Grants (2014)

GSA Student Travel Grant - Geological Society of America (2013)

Carol B. and W. Edward Nelson Field Camp Experience Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Charles E. Yager Undergraduate Field Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Treasurer, UT Archery Club (2014)

Organizer, iPGST Seminar (informal Petrology, Geochemistry, Structure, and Tectonics) (2014 - 2015)

Vice President, UT Archery Club (2013 - 2014)

Graduate Student Liaison, Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women (G.L.O.W.) (2013 - 2014)

Mentor, Organizing Committee, Students Raising Students (2013 - 2014)

Member, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2013 - 2015)

A Continuous Thermal History of Corsica Derived from Accessory Mineral Depth-Profiling, North American Laser Ablation Workshop, Austin (2015)

Thermal Evolution of Continental rifting in Corsica (France), Goldschmidt, Prague, Czech Republic (2015)

Thermal Evolution of Continental rifting in Corsica (France), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2014)

Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Bull Run and Copper Basins, Elko, NV, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2013)