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CSUB Geology Students Receive Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award
June 03, 2014
California State University, Bakersfield is proud to announce the exceptional achievements of three CSUB geology students, Linda Anderson, Nick Moreno, and Azael Salinas. Each student was awarded the Geological Society of America /ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award, a $2,000 scholarship awarded to outstanding geology students based on diversity and merit. This accomplishment is especially noteworthy, as CSUB is the only university this year to have more than one student receive the award; there were 130 applicants from across the country with only 20 award recipients. In further recognition of this exceptional achievement, each student's name, and university, will appear in the July issue of GSA Today.
CSUB Professor of Geology, Dirk Baron stated, “The fact that three CSUB students won these highly competitive scholarships and we are the only university with multiple awards, shows that our students are as good, or better, as any of their peers from across the country. The university and the community should be proud of the quality of CSUB's geology programs and its students."
The Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award will be used towards the funding of Anderson, Moreno, and Salinas' six-week long field camp experience this summer at the Wasatch-Unita Summer Field Camp. The Wasatch-Unita Summer Field Camp is a capstone course designed to prepare students for successful careers in the geosciences.
The CSUB geology program is part of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME). To learn more about the opportunities for students, and the CSUB geology program, visit www.csub.edu/geology.