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Alexander receives Houston Geological Society scholarship

Alexander receives Houston Geological Society scholarship

Jake Alexander, a graduate student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, received the Warren L. and Florence W. Calvert Memorial Scholarship from the Houston Geological Society.

The scholarship is awarded to graduate students in geoscience with career interests in economic geology.

“This is the first time the award has been granted to an earth and planetary sciences student from the University of Tennessee,” Alexander said. “Traditionally, the Calvert Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students from universities around the Gulf of Mexico.”

Alexander’s research concentrates on sedimentology, the study of sedimentary rocks and how they are formed. His research within the field focuses on the stratigraphic study of the carbonate platform in the Transvaal basin in South Africa.

-By Kelly Alley

Pictured: Jake Alexander and newly minted NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins at the Houston Geological Society dinner.

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