Recognition of RSES student excellence

Friday 18 March 2016
Tristan Jones received the University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Prize for 2015

Congratulations to Shannon McConachie, Tristen Jones and Christian Renggli who have all received awards recognising the excellence of their research.

Shannon McConachie received the VSSEC-NASA Australian Space Prize for best geology and planetary geology Honours thesis in 2015.  She recently presented her work on how low temperatures affect the spectra of materials found in asteroids at the Australian Space Science Conference.  This work was completed in collaboration with Les Kinsley, Liane Loiselle and supervisor Penny King.

Christian Renggli received the best student poster prize recognition at the Australian Space Science conference.  His poster showed how metal is transported and deposited in lunar and terrestrial basaltic lava fountains and was in collaboration with Drs. Dick Henley and Penny King.

Tristen Jones was awarded the University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Prize at the annual Australian Archaeology Conference 2015. This prize is awarded to the best conference presentation that uses 14C data in an interpretative manner.  She presented work done in collaboration with Dr. Ulrike Troitzsch and co-supervisor Penny King.

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