1990-1994 B.A. cum laude (Geology major; Anthropology minor).
Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA.
1994-1998 M.Sc. University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
"Pyroclastic deposits of the East Greenland flood basalt province".
advisor: Professor Charles Lesher.
1999-2003 Ph.D. Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
"Volcanostratigraphy, geochemistry and geochronology of silicic volcanism
in the Afro-Arabian flood volcanic province (Yemen and Ethiopia)".
advisors: Dr Joel Baker and Professor Martin Menzies.
Professional and Academic Positions
2007 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Iowa, USA.
2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Iowa, USA.
Research Scientist, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Iowa, USA.
2003 Research Fellow, Danish Lithosphere Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1999 Exploration Geologist, Vastar Resources, Inc., Houston Texas, USA.
Honours and Awards
Mary Lyon Award, Mount Holyoke College 2009.
Geological Society of London Young Author of the Year Award 2003.
Royal Holloway University of London Postgraduate Prize 2001
Research Mentorship Fellowship, University of California, Davis 1995-1996, 1996-1997
Durrell Memorial Fellowship, University of California, Davis 1995, 1996.
Geology Department Research Grant, University of California, Davis 1995.
GSA Student Research Grant 1995
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship honorable mention 1994.
Ocean Drilling Summer Research Program for Undergraduates (ODSRPU) 1993.
Undergraduate Award, Mineralogical Society of America 1993
Sarah Williston Scholar, Mount Holyoke College 1992, 1993.
Membership of Professional Societies
American Geophysical Union
Association for Women Geoscientists
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London (Fellow)
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
Mineralogical Society of America
Research and Teaching Grants
National Science Foundation: EAR-0821615, 3 years (2009-2011), US$ 303123.
"MRI: Acquisition of a laser ablation ICP-MS facility for Geoscience and Environmental Engineering and Sciences research and teaching in Iowa ".
PIs David W. Peate, Mark K. Reagan, Michelle M. Scherer & Ingrid Ukstins Peate (University of Iowa).
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: 06-PGG06-6, 3 years (2007-2009),
US$ 238000. "Formation and evolution of spherules and possible planetary analogy".
PIs Nathalie Cabrol (NASA Ames), Ingrid Ukstins Peate (University of Iowa), Edmond Grin, and Jennifer Piatek (University of Tennessee), Guillermo Chong (University Catolica del Northe).
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: 3 years (2007-2009), US$ 42000. Education and Public Outreach Supplement for 06-PGG06-6: Women In Science.
PIs Nathalie Cabrol Edmond Grin, Ingrid Ukstins Peate, Jennifer Piatek.
National Science Foundation: EAR-0609652, 3 years (2007-2009), US$ 256765.
"Assessing mechanisms and rates of crustal assimilation and fractionation from compositional heterogeneity in monogenetic eruptions ".
PIs David W. Peate & Ingrid Ukstins Peate (University of Iowa).
National Science Foundation: EAR-0439888, 3 years (2005-2007), US$ 225858.
"Collaborative research: using melt inclusions to unravel lithospheric mantle and crustal contributions to Gondwana flood basalts and to determine pre-eruptive volatile contents".
PIs Ingrid Ukstins Peate & David W. Peate (University of Iowa), Adam Kent (Oregon State).
Internal (University of Iowa)
Stanley International Programs and Obermann Center Research Fellowship: 2010, $3000.
Iowa Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU): 2010, $2500. To support undergraduate research experience.
Provost Summer Research Fellowship: 2010, $5000. To support undergraduate research.
Associate Dean's Instructional Equipment Fund: 2010, $7560. To support 12:113 and 12:113.
Associate Dean's Curriculum Fund: 2008, 2009, 2010 $1500. To support 12:113 and 12:113.
Old Gold Summer Fellowship: June 2008, US$ 6000.
Iowa Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU): 2008-09 academic year,
US$ 3000. "Quaternary climate signature of tufa deposits from Laguna Lejia, Chilean altiplano."
Oberman Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary Research Grant: June 2004,
US$ 18000. "Quantifying the efficacy of robotic data gathering: objective assessment of geologic interpretation and appliucation to Lunar and Mars exploration missions".
PIs Geb Thomas (Engineering), Ingrid Ukstins Peate & Mark Reagan.
International Programs: May 2004, US$ 750.
Funding to give invited presentation at the IAVCEI International conference on Continental Magmatism, Guangzhou, China.
Professional Service to University and Community
Grant panel member:
NASA research grant panel, 2010.
NSF research grant proposals, textbooks and international journal articles.
Session chair - AGU Fall general assembly, San Francisco, CA, December, 2010: Supervolcanoes: Modeling of eruption scenarios and their regional and global impacts II.
Session chair - IAVCEI interational conference on Continental Magmatism, Guanzhou, China, May 2006: Role of mantle plumes & plate tectonics in the generation of Large Igneous Provinces.
Co-convenor - IACVEI general assembly, Iceland, August 2008: Bimodal magmatism: integrating volcanological, geochemical and geophysical constraints on petrogenetic processes.
Public Outreach and Media Experience
Discovery channel special "Are We Alone?' highlights the High Lakes Project field expedition. Winner, best Earth Science program, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
Ben There: Ben Meadows.com highlights the High Lakes Project field expedition.
Newspaper article in the Iowa City Press-Citizen online and in print Dec. 26, 2007.
Guest on local Iowa radio shows (2008).
Interview for Daily Planet, Discovery Channel, Canada (2008).
Field Geologist, "Are we alone?' Discovery Channel special (2009).
Guest speaker, 4th, 5th and 6th grades, Shady Lane School, Deptford Township NJ (2009).