Dr. Michael R. Hudson, Associate Professor of Geology, was recognized with an Ashland University Academic Mentor Award based on a nomination by senior Geology and Integrated Science Major Jennifer Miller (’11), who has been conducting research with Dr. Hudson on the petrogenesis (origin) and differentiation of Mesoproterozoic metaplutonic and metavolcanic rocks in the Adirondack Lowlands in New York State. Each year the University selects approximately six faculty or staff members based on student nominations. This is the third time Professor Hudson has been selected for this prestigious award.
The above photo was taken at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver in November 2010, where Jennifer (center), AU Alum Amanda Kozak ('08, left) and Dr. Hudson presented their research findings. Jennifer is President of the Geology Club and is applying to graduate schools to pursue continued study in the area of environmental geochemistry.