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May 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Censullo and Wolbert Named Outstanding Geology Graduate Students

headshot of Shaolin Censullo

Shaolin Censullo

Two Ohio University students were named Geological Sciences Outstanding Graduate Students, an award presented to second-year graduate students based on outstanding performance in research and teaching as determined by a faculty vote.

Shaolin Censullo defended her thesis, “Did Alternating Dispersal and Vicariance Contribute to Increased Biodiversification During the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event?“ in April 2020 with adviser Dr. Alycia Stigall.

Censullo presented her research in a talk at the 2019 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Her abstract has been accepted to the IGCP 653 meeting in Copenhagen, which was postponed due to COVID-19.

Censullo was awarded the Schuchert and Dunbar Research Grant from Yale University and travel grants from the Geological Society of America and the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP 653). Censullo was also awarded the 2019 Geological Sciences Alumni Research Grant and Summer Fellowship.

Censullo served as a Teaching Assistant for GEOL 1010 – How the Earth Works, GEOL 1300 – Geology of National Parks, GEOL 2210 – Earth and Life History, and GEOL 3400 – Paleontology.

Ryan Wolbert, portrait

Ryan Wolbert

Ryan Wolbert defended his thesis, “Remediation Approach for Improving Acid Mine Drainage Conditions Using Slow Release Hydrogen Peroxide Systems” in March 2020 with adviser Dr. Eung Seok Lee.

Wolbert presented his research in a poster at the 2019 National Groundwater Association National Meeting in Las Vegas where he received the 2019 Farvolden Award for his poster presentation.

Wolbert was awarded the Mary W. Stoertz Scholarship and the Geological Sciences Alumni Research Grant and Summer Fellowship in 2019.

Wolbert served as a Teaching Assistant for GEOL 1010 – How the Earth Works, GEOL 2550 – Historical Geology, GEOL 2170 – Water Resources, GEOL 1350 – Natural Disasters and GEOL 1200 – The Mobile Earth and served as Head Teaching Assistant for the 2019-20 academic year.

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