By Diana Setterberg
MSU News Service 

Rock star: Montana State Earth sciences professor receives grant to study geologic history of the Rockies


BOZEMAN – Though the rock you idly kick along that mountain trail isn't sentient, it does have a long memory – one that a Montana State University researcher is tapping to reveal the geo-logic history of southwest Montana dating from hundreds of millions to billions of years ago.

Devon Orme, assistant professor of geology in MSU's Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foun-dation to apply techniques she helped develop to unlock the unknown "deep-time" history of western North America.

Along with collaborato...

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