Award for undergraduate Geology student

Nicolette Meyer, a third year BSc (Hons) Geology student, has been awarded a total of £2700 from the Geological Society’s Alan and Charlotte Welch Fund, the Palaeontological Society’s Undergraduate Research Grant and the University of St Andrews’ Zannah Stephen Memorial Travel Scholarship to fund her dissertation. The aim of the project is to better understand sulphur cycling in a Neoarchaean microbial mat through the analysis of sulphur isotopes in pyritised microbially induced sedimentary structures from the 2.65 – 2.50 billion-year-old Ghaap Group, South Africa. During the summer, she will be travelling to St Louis, Missouri, USA, to use the CAMECA IMS 7f-GEO Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer in Professor David Fike’s laboratory at Washington University.