Graduate Student, Des Thorne, receives Dallas Paleontological Society Scholarship

May 5, 2022
Thorne, Des Scholarship
PHOTO: Roland Gooch, Scholarship Chairman of the DPS Scholarship Committee, Des Thorne, and Dr. Elizabeth Petsios.

Des Thorn was awarded the Dallas Paleontological Society Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship for 2022 to support her MS thesis research, “Using Sycamore leaves to reconstruct ancient light environments”. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Paleontological Society to graduate students from paleontology programs in Texas, and is designed to support the paleontological research of graduate students. Des will be conducting research on modern Sycamores grown in different light conditions at the Waco Wetlands and on fossil leaves collected from the San Juan Basin in New Mexico.
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