UCT students win at PSSA 2014

8 Sep 2014 - 11:15

Emese Bordy and her postgrad students co-authored 13 presentations and posters on different projects at the meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) at Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. While the quality of all PSSA presentations was high, the posters and talks by the UCT students were  well-received and the team took several PSSA awards for their multiproxy data projects (which features not only fossils, but sedimentology, ichnology, petrography, magnetostratigraphy etc.).

The PSSA Awards Committee:       
1) gave the Best Poster Award to Mhairi Reid (Honours student); 
2) gave the  PAST Award for Promising Student Research  to Rob Muir (Honours student);       
3) made a special mention in the Best Student Presentation category of Lara Sciscio  (PhD student - BTW Lara already won the Lystrosaurus Shield at the previous PSSA meeting in 2012).