Meilani Bowman-Kamaha'o Awarded AGI Scholarship

CWU Geology graduate student Meilani Bowman-Kamaha'o has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the American Geological Institute, Minority Participation Program.

Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program Geoscience Student Scholarships. The goal for this program is to develop the professional corps of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences. Recipients of AGI Geoscience Student Scholarships are provided with small financial awards and matched with a mentor from the geoscience community to foster whole professional development of the awardee. Each award consists of both scholarship support as well as support for professional development experiences for successful candidates. Professional development experiences that qualify include field camp, professional society memberships, and/or travel and registration to a professional meeting of one of AGI’s member societies.

Mei is working with Dr. Jeff Lee on research into the deformation history of the Gianbul Dome, in the northwest Himalaya, in India. A description of their summer field season gives more details about their work.

Congratulations Meilani!

Meilani points out asymmetric pegmatite boudins, Gianbul Dome, India