Colorado State University Geologist Receives Fulbright Grant

Holly Stein, Colorado State University senior research scientist, received a Fulbright Research Fellowship to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim during the spring and summer of 2000.

Stein is the director of the Applied Isotope Research for Industry and the Environment program in the department of earth resources at Colorado State. She has worked with geologists in the Baltic region for several years using a new technique that determines the timing of the formation of ore deposits relative to geologic and historic events.

The Fulbright fellowship will give Stein the opportunity to extend her field work and interaction with Norwegian geologists. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the United States government to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." About 4,200 new grants are awarded each year to American students, teachers and scholars to study, teach and research abroad.

In addition to her expertise in ore deposit geology and geochemistry, Stein has been active in several geologic societies and editorial boards. She serves as the 1999-2000 vice president for the Society of Economic Geologists. She received a Gilbert Fellowship from the U.S. Geological Survey in 1992-1993 to develop the Re-Os dating tool, a means of determining the age of samples on the geologic time scale. In 1992, Stein received the Outstanding Woman Alumna Award at Western Illinois University.

Stein has been a research scientist in the department of earth resources at Colorado State since March 1998. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, Stein obtained her master’s of science degree and doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her research work, Stein is an accomplished cellist and soprano. She also enjoys writing poetry.