Tag: Palynology

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe named associate dean at Missouri S&T

Posted by on January 12, 2021

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, has been named as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri S&T. Oboh-Ikuenobe has served in the position as interim for the past year.

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Researchers apply machine learning to study fossil pollen

Posted by on November 16, 2020

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has joined colleagues from other universities to develop a new, more efficient method of identifying fossilized pollen that combines high-resolution imaging techniques with a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. They aim to improve the accuracy of fossil pollen identification and discover links to modern plants.

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Missouri S&T geologist named AAAS Fellow

Posted by on November 20, 2017

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Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe of Missouri University of Science and Technology has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology ─ the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores ─ and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. This year’s nearly 400 AAAS fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24. New fellows will be also be recognized during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in February.

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Microfossil hunters to meet in St. Louis Sept. 18-21

Posted by on September 7, 2005

Led by a University of Missouri-Rolla scientist, fossil hunters from around the world are meeting Sept. 18-21 in St. Louis to discuss new developments in the field of palynology, a branch of paleontology that is focused on microscopic evidence dating back a billion years.

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Microfossil hunters to meet in St. Louis

Posted by on July 20, 2005

Led by a University of Missouri-Rolla scientist, a group of fossil hunters will converge on St. Louis in September to discuss new developments in the field of palynology, a branch of paleontology that is focused on microscopic evidence dating back a billion years.

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