An Earth Sciences graduate, Plank is a geochemist studying the elemental composition of lava to determine the origin of magma deep in the earth and what sets the course for violent eruptions. She became a MacArthur Fellow in 2012.
MAKING A MARK
The MacArthur Fellowship is one of Plank's many accolades, which also include the Donath Medal from the Geological Society of America and the Houterman's Medal from the European Association for Geochemistry. Plank will give the 2013 keynote for Dartmouth's 22nd Wetterhahn Science Symposium.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Terry's creative insight and collaborative approach to her research of the geochemistry and dynamics of explosive volcanic eruptions reflect the benefits of the liberal sciences education she pursued at Dartmouth," says Earth Science Department Chair Brian Dade.
Last Updated: 5/5/13