Jackson School has Strong Showing on UT Austin’s List of 2014 Amazing Scientific Breakthroughs
January 16, 2015
Three Jackson School research projects made The University of Texas at Austin’s list of 16 amazing scientific breakthroughs for 2014.
- Researchers with the Texas Institute for Geophysics found that part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat. The team included then Ph.D. student Dusty Schroeder, senior research scientist Don Blankenship, research associate Duncan Young and doctoral candidate Enrica Quartini.
- Jackson School geologist Ian Dalziel, a research professor at the Texas Institute for Geophysicsand a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, found evidence that a massive tectonic shift more than 485 million years ago might have triggered a surge in evolution.
- Jackson School Hydrologists confirmed that the Mississippi River network’s natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed. Associate Professor and William T. Stokes Centennial Teaching Fellow Bayani Cardanes and Ph.D. candidate Brian Kiel worked on the project.
Congratulations to all involved!