On May 4th, the Department of Geosciences celebrated our graduating M.S. students at the commencement and with a reception in Langdale Hall. Though the accomplishments of our graduating grad students are many, we’re especially excited to share that six of our graduates will be continuing on for PhD’s this fall.
Kolawole Arowoogun will join the PhD program in Geological Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology thanks to the prestigious Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship. Kolawole has been advised at GSU by Dr. Brian Meyer, and will graduate with an M.S. concentration in geology.
Kayla Edgett, who earned her M.S. with a concentration in geography this spring under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Hankins, will continue her studies in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. Kayla was also the recipient of the department’s Outstanding Geography Graduate Student Award for 2022.
Eunhee Kim will be joining the PhD program in Geospatial Information Science at the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall. Eunhee completed her M.S. with a geography concentration this spring, defending her thesis under the direction of Dr. Dajun Dai.
Suresh Neupane will be staying at GSU to join the PhD program at the Urban Studies Institute in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Suresh defended his M.S. thesis in geography in April under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Hankins.
Ibrahim Oladeni will be moving on to Department of Earth and Environmental Science at New Mexico Tech. Ibrahim completed his M.S. with a concentration in geology, working on rare earth elements with Dr. Crawford Elliott.
Last but not least, Julian Sheppy, who will defend his M.S. thesis in water sciences this summer under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Ledford, will be heading all the way to Australia to study for his PhD in Environmental Science and Management with a focus in inorganic geochemistry at Southern Cross University. Julian was the winner of the 2022 Outstanding Water Sciences Graduate Student Award in the department.
We’d like to congratulate all of our graduating M.S. students, and wish you all luck in whatever comes next for you!