Corinne Kuebler, a Ph.D. candidate studying isotope geochemistry, has been awarded the 2020 Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).
Each year, the highly competitive scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate degrees in geosciences who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their studies and the pursuit of a career in geosciences.
Kuebler’s research focuses on the application of boron as an isotopic tracer in continental-based alkaline magmatism and several crustal systems to investigate mantle-crust relationships. The boron isotopic compositions of mantle-derived igneous carbonate-rich rocks offer the opportunity to trace any potential recycling of subducted material within the mantle. Her research has implications for future investigations of the earth’s mantle, crust, and geologic age.
Kuebler, who received her B.S. in chemistry and geology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016, is completing her third year as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. Her adviser is Associate Professor Antonio Simonetti.
— Nina Welding, College of Engineering