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Geology Students Will Conduct Volcano Research in Central Europe February 20th, 2017 Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University geology students will have the opportunity to conduct research in Central Europe that will shed new light on how extinct volcanoes grew, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant.The three-year $250,000 NSF grant is titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes. It will fund five Highlands students per year for summer research in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. “This kind of research is important because understanding the ancient volcanoes can help predict eruptions in active volcanoes worldwide,” said Highlands geology professor Michael Petronis, the principal investigator, or lead researcher,



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