Stefanie Brachfeld, Earth & Environmental Studies, CSAM, $119,406 award from NSF

Dr. Brachfeld has received ARRA funding of $119,406 for her project entitled “Enhancing Holocene Ice Sheet and Ice Shelf Geochronology using Geomagnetic Paleointensity Variations.”  The project examines sedimentary records of climate change and magnetic field variability from Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands. Two undergraduate students from MSU will participate in the research.  This is Dr. Brachfeld’s tenth grant from a federal agency.  Currently, she has a CAREER award, and is a PI on an international collaborative International Polar Year grant in Antarctica.