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Oceanography student named postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

University of Delaware doctoral candidate Veronique Oldham has been named a post-doctoral scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. It is a highly competitive opportunity awarded to only two individuals per year. Oldham — who graduates later this month with her doctoral degree in oceanography — has been working to understand the cycling of trace elements in the environment.

She is advised by George Luther, Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, which is housed in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

“Veronique has demonstrated that she can tackle scientific questions to a successful conclusion with efficiency and creativity," said Luther, adding that her “superb work ethic” enabled her to finish her doctoral degree within four years.