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K Berm v1Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Bermingham, Assistant Professor of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University who has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study “The Scope and Significance of Tungsten Isotope Variations: Implications for Mantle Evolution”. She is the PI of a research team that comprises researchers from the National Museum of Natural History (Dr. Jon Tucker), Smithsonian Institute, the University of California San Diego (Dr. Tim Jones), and the University of Maryland (Dr. Val Finlayson). Dr. Linda Godfrey, Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University is also part of the team. Their project will use new tungsten isotopic compositions of mantle-derived materials to advance a more robust model of the silicate Earth’s tungsten isotopic composition. These new data will advance our understanding of how tungsten isotopic heterogeneity originated in the mantle, having broad implications for our understanding the dynamic evolution of our planet. Congratulations to Dr. Bermingham, Dr. Godfrey, and the team. Much success with the project!