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Dr. Granger receives College of Science Research Award

03-01-2017

Writer(s): Logan Judy

Dr. Granger was presented with the College of Science Research Award in a ceremony on Tuesday.

At the ceremony, Dr. Granger gave a presentation that was open to the public on his research, focused on the dating of early human evolution with cosmic ray-produced nucleotides.  This dating method was used on the Little Foot skeleton, a nearly complete skeleton discovered in Africa more than 20 years ago.  It was dated at 3.67 million years old, making it one of the oldest specimens ever discovered.  This finding was published in Nature, and featured on several outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, and CBS News.  

Dr. Granger's research was also featured in news outlets last year when he was part of a team that discovered geological evidence of China’s Great Flood, which was previously thought to be fictitious.

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