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October 2010

Release Date: Oct. 25, 2010ASU Logo

ASU Student Wins Geosciences Scholarship

Ruben Sayavedra, a senior physics student at Angelo State University, has been awarded a 2010-11 Subaru Minority Student Scholarship from the Geological Society of America (GSA).

An applied physics major with a double minor in earth science and mathematics, Sayavedra is the sole recipient of the scholarship from the South-Central Section of the GSA, which covers Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.  He will receive $1,500, free registration for the GSA Annual Meeting and a complimentary student membership for 2011.

A 2006 graduate of Iraan High School, Sayavedra is currently working on an undergraduate research project on systematic fractures in Permian bedrock exposures in San Angelo State Park.  He is a member of the Geologic Exhibition Organization (GEO), ASU’s geology student organization, and GSA.  He also works as a resident assistant in an ASU residence hall.  After graduating, he plans to attend graduate school in aerospace, geological or petroleum engineering.

The Geological Society of America is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 22,000 individuals in 97 countries. Its mission is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service to humankind and stewardship of the Earth.

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