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April 18 symposium to honor Benjamin Franklin laureate in earth, environmental sciences

The University of Delaware will host the symposium “The Earth’s Carbon Cycle in the 21st Century” on Wednesday, April 18, in honor of UD alumna Susan Trumbore, who was selected to receive the Franklin Institute’s 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science. Trumbore earned her bachelor’s degree in geology at UD in 1981 and directs the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany. She will be honored with the Franklin Medal for her work helping to pioneer a technique to measure the levels of carbon in plants and soil. The symposium, set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms, is free and open to the public.