Michelle Chrpa

Michelle Chrpa

Graduate Student

Graduate Assistant Lecturer

  mchrpa@tamu.edu

  Halbouty 166

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Invertebrate Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Carbonate Sedimentology

Measuring Ca/Mg ratios of permineralized plants and marine invertebrates (echinoderm crinoids) found in Late Pennsylvanian coal balls of North America.

Selected Publications

Chrpa, M.E. and Oleinik, A.E., 2015. Shell shape variation within a population of Astarte borealis (Schumacher, 1817) (Bivalvia: Astartidae) from Camden Bay, northern Alaska: a study using elliptical Fourier analysis: Nautilus, Vol. 129, No.1, pp. 23-30.

Education

M.S. Geology, Florida Atlantic University, 2013

B.S. Geology, Florida Atlantic University, 2008

Awards

2019 - TAMU Geology & Geophysics Departmental Fellowship

2019 - Geological Society of America Energy Geology Division Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship for Analytical Research

2019 - College of Geosciences Jack M. & Florence N. Oswald Graduate Fellowship in Geology

2018 - Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant

2018 - Graduate Student Award for Service – TAMU Geology & Geophysics

2017 - Teaching Award - Leading two modules for Open Source for Open Science Workshop by TAMU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Courses

COURSES:

GEOL 207 Dinosaur World (as Instructor, Spring 2020)

GEOL 101 Physical Geology Lab

GEOL 106 Historical Geology Lab

GEOL 210 Geological Writing

GEOL 250 Geological Field Methods

GEOL 305 Paleobiology Lab

GEOL 350 Summer Field Geology

Additional Information

Advisor: Anne Raymond

AFFILIATIONS:
PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
SOCIETY FOR SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY (SEPM)
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS
SIGMA GAMMA EPSILON (NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES)

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