Caption: Samples from the highest to lowest elevations in a mountain range are targeted for thermochronologic studies. Here, graduate students Emilia Caylor and Tshering Lama Sherpa summited Loaf Mountain (3359 m) in the Bighorn Mountains to collect a sample of Precambrian rock for apatite fission track analysis. Photo taken by Tshering Lama Sherpa.
Please join us to congratulate Geosciences Graduate student Emilia Caylor. She is a second-year PhD student working with Dr. Barbara Carrapa in the Tectonics research group at the Department of Geosciences. Her research involves studying the thermochronologic record in the Bighorn Mountains to investigate the timing of Laramide flat slab subduction and the development of modern topography in the western USA. She presented these results at the 17th International Conference on Thermochronology, in Santa Fe, NM (September 12-17) where she received Honorable Mention (second best talk from all student talks) for her work.