Geosciences Student Research Fund Updates
Summary: The Geosciences Student Research Fund (GSRF) was announced in the spring 2015 Smilodon. The GSRF was implemented to support both graduate and undergraduate research opportunities in the department. The funds were set up to allow students to pursue research topics that most interest them, independent of the availability of federal grant funding. The GSRF helps students to investigate the most promising avenues of science and undertake entirely new, and unproven, areas of research that might be too speculative to receive government funding. This support also supplements grant funding by serving as seed money to pursue related new ideas and proposals. Students may apply to use the funds for purposes that include, but are not limited to, field research, ocean voyages, Arctic/Antarctic research trips, lab analyses and computational studies. A requirement of GSRF funding is to submit a 150 word summary for publication in the Smilodon. Those summaries appear on pages 2-8 of this issue.
The Smilodon is the alumni newsletter for the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Highlights from the publication are letters from the Chair, research timeline, department and alumni news, awards, books, and deaths. If you are interested in submitting a story write to Laurel Goodell.
The Smilodon then and now
The original Smilodon* Seal painted by Bruce Horsfall in the 1920's and The Smilodon's current version, redesigned for the Spring issue of 2011. The logo was redesigned in 2013 by GEO Undergraduates using a vintage 1970s department illustration.