Next TU Science Café to focus on volcanic eruptions on Mars

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During Thomas University’s next Science Café on Tuesday, March 29, Dr. Shuying Yang will present “Volatile Loss from Martian Volcanic Eruption and How It Affected the Martian Environment.”

Dr. Shuying Yang is a Postdoctoral Associate in Geochemistry at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee working with Dr. Munir Humayun on properties of the Martian environment. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology and Earth Science from Florida State University.

Dr. Shuying Yang

Dr. Yang’s recent publications include “Elemental constraints on the amount of recycled crust in the generation of mid-oceanic ridge basalts,” “Magmatic degassing of trace elements in Martian meteorites,” “Assimilation of fossil hydrothermal sulfide by Early Amazonian Martian magmas: Implications for ore mineralization on Mars,” and “Elemental partitioning Constraints on the Mineralogy of the Martian Mantle.”

The Science Café on March 29 will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Forbes Campus.

For more information, email April Penton, Science Café coordinator, at

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