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MS Student Research Opportunity: Using geophysics and luminescence geochronology to determine the age and extent of the Adams Mill fault, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, a research institute at the University of Mississippi, has a funded Research Assistant (RA) for one year, with a possibility of RA funding for a second year, for a MS student in Geology or Geological Engineering to collect samples to confirm preliminary maximum luminescence ages for a fault exposed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. The student will also use ground penetrating radar and seismic reflection and/or refraction to try to map the southward projection of the fault near the Washington Monument and the National Mall. This project officially starts on 7/01/2020 and includes an RA stipend, health insurance and full tuition waiver. Funding as a teaching assistant with a stipend, health insurance, and a full tuition waiver in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering may be available in the second year if an RA is unavailable. For more information, contact: Dr. Ronald Counts, Associate Director, Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute,