Margaret Birmingham

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Research Assistant
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Specialty: Paleontology

Advisor: Dr. Alison Olcott


M.S., Geology, University of Kansas, 2020

B.S., Biochemistry, Saint Vincent College, 2018

Research Interests

  • Chemincal Paleontology
  • Stromatolites
  • Biomarkers
  • Early life

Selected Awards & Honors

2019 Association for Women Geoscientists Osage Chapter Graduate Research Scholarship

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.