Jasmine Leonas

Kupier recognized as fellow of Geological Society of America

Fellows are honored as being “the best of our profession” by the society
Yvette Kuiper
Yvette Kuiper

Yvette Kuiper, associate professor of geology and geological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Fellowship in the Geological Society of America (GSA) is “an honor bestowed on the best of our profession,” according to the society’s website. Nominations by fellow GSA members recognize contributions to the geosciences and GSA through publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to public awareness of geology, leadership in professional organizations and taking on editorial, bibliographic and library responsibilities.

Kuiper was nominated for an outstanding career of achievement in the area of structural geology and tectonics by J. Christopher Hepburn, professor emeritus at Boston College.

“Her impactful work, in a range of orogenic settings, has utilized an array of techniques. Additionally, she has an excellent record of sustained GSA engagement and in undergraduate and graduate teaching,” Hepburn wrote in his nomination letter.

Kuiper’s research interest is on the evolution of mountain belts with an emphasis on shear zones and fold belts, currently focused on the southeastern New England Appalachians, the Colorado Front Range and Morocco. Kuiper holds a PhD in geology from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and a master’s degree in geology from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Since 2015, she has been a Mines campus representative for GSA.

Founded in 1888, GSA is a global scientific society with members from academia, government and industry in more than 100 countries. Its focus is helping a diverse community of geoscientists find the tools, confidence and connections they need to navigate the complexity involved in advancing science and driving their careers to fulfilling new heights. GSA is headquartered in Boulder.

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