Rachel Eleanor Bernard
Rachel Eleanor Bernard
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Rachel Eleanor Bernard is a researcher in the field of rheology of the lower crust and upper mantle, and is also involved in geoscience education and outreach. Holds a Bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University, as well as Ph.D in Geological Sciences from University of Texas at Austin.
Her research is focused on rheological properties of the lower crust and upper mantle, particularly in actively deforming areas such as the Mojave region of Southern California. Have also worked to understand the causes which effect the expansion of olivine crystallographic preferred orientation as a result of dislocating creep that is primarily responsible for seismic anisotropy in the upper mantle. Her dissertation focused on Rheology and fabric in the continental lithospheric mantle form naturally deformed peridotites. Her Pre- Doctoral employment was as Field Engineer on offshore and onshore oil and gas rigs at Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements, in Youngsville, LA. After two years she got a position at the National Science Foundation as Science Assistant for the division of Earth Sciences (EAR). Currently Rachel Eleanor Bernard serves as a Visiting professor at Amherst College in the department of Geology. She was also a Scripps Institutional postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego under supervision of Dr. Emily Chin.
Contributions and publications
Relationships Between Olivine CPO and Deformation Parameters in Naturally Deformed Rocks and Implications for Mantle Seismic Anisotropy
Fabric heterogeneity in the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle in Southern California 
No progress on diversity in 40 years.
Science Y'all is a blog created by Rachel Eleanor Bernard and two other graduates affiliated with Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin where undergraduate and graduate students can share information about their research, educational experiences and other fun geology things.
Participated in SciRes where she worked with Colleen Henegan, an AP environmental Science teacher at KIPP Austin Collegiate, to develop fun activities that include research in the classroom learning. Such experience led to partnership to develop a lab for high school students which makes the rock cycle interesting by turning the basic classroom microscopes into petrographic ones. Which Consequently led to development of published lessons that can be used by teachers, called RocKits.
- Bernard, Rachel Eleanor (2018-10-09). "Rheology and fabric in the continental lithospheric mantle from naturally deformed peridotites".
- Bernard, Rachel E.; Behr, Whitney M.; Becker, Thorsten W.; Young, David J. (2019). "Relationships Between Olivine CPO and Deformation Parameters in Naturally Deformed Rocks and Implications for Mantle Seismic Anisotropy". Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20 (7): 3469–3494. doi:10.1029/2019GC008289. ISSN 1525-2027.
- Bernard, Rachel E.; Behr, Whitney M. (2017). "Fabric heterogeneity in the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle in Southern California". Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 122 (7): 5000–5025. doi:10.1002/2017JB014280. ISSN 2169-9356.
- Bernard, Rachel E.; Cooperdock, Emily H. G. (2018-04-30). "No progress on diversity in 40 years". Nature Geoscience. 11 (5): 292–295. doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0116-6. ISSN 1752-0894.
- "Scientist in Residence Program : Environmental Science Institute: The University of Texas at Austin". www.esi.utexas.edu. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
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