Recent alum Gabbie Ledesma (Geology ’20) presented her undergraduate research at the virtual North Central sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America. Gabbie’s presentation, entitled “Can Terrestrial Manganese-rich Samples Help Distinguish Manganese-enrichments in Gale Crater Mars?”, is the culmination of research conducted with her advisor, Dr. Betsy Swanner, and collaborators at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Minnesota State University – Mankato. Gabbie’s video presentation was noted by many attendees as an exceptional example for a virtual conference. Her understanding of the topic is evident in her ability to communicate the technical aspects of the science, as well as the big picture.
You can watch the full presentation video by using this link.