Erik Heider has received a prestigious Barringer Family Fund
Published on: May 28, 2014

Geology graduate student Erik Heider has received a prestigious Barringer Family Fund award for his proposed Masters thesis research at Wetumpka impact crater in Elmore County, Alabama.  The Barringer Family Fund award is given to a few students each year from around the world for outstanding proposed graduate research projects in meteorite impact craters.  Mr. Heider was the only domestic US student chosen this year.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/Awards/Barringer_Fund/awardees/

 Their web page states:  “The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research has been established as a memorial to recognize the contributions of Brandon, Moreau, Paul, and Richard Barringer to the field of meteoritics and the Barringer family's strong interest and support over many years in research and student education.”  Barringer Meteorite Crater is a well-known feature in northern Arizona (aka – ‘Meteor Crater’), which is owned and managed by the Barringer Crater Company (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/Awards/Barringer_Fund/).  Erik Heider will make a geological transect of Wetumpka impact crater for his Masters thesis (supervisor – David King). 

Last updated: 05/28/2014